When you suffer from severe tooth loss, we may offer a full, functional, and attractive smile with dental implants. As part of the process, we may extract teeth and then secure a set of complete dentures. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about tooth replacement.
Extracting Your Teeth
When you’ve suffered major tooth loss, we will take a close look at your smile with advanced imaging technology. Our team wants to assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss, and also identify any underlying concerns that need treatment, such as gum disease, to prevent implant failure. For some, we will need to remove teeth that have become diseased or severely decayed/infected. Our team can numb the area and also administer sedation to ensure you’re comfortable as we gently extract the tooth or teeth with a pair or forceps. We then suture the area closed and provide instructions to ensure a complication-free healing period. We could extract teeth to pave the way for dental implant dentures, or to address severely damaged/infected teeth that need replacement with dental implants afterward.
Once we remove the teeth, our team will take a series of detailed digital images, which we employ in the planning process. We want to insert your dental implants at specific angles and positions to ensure they can support a prosthetic. We then guide them into place with digital technology too. They will bond with the jaw like natural roots, preventing the loss of jawbone structure that often follows tooth loss. This means your new teeth can last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime. You will be able to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods, and they will look and function like natural teeth.
Restoration and Prosthetics
After the placement area heals, or sometimes in the same visit, we will attach abutments to the posts and secure your new prosthetic, so you leave with a full or partial denture that is fixed in place and lifelike in appearance. We take care to ensure every step of the process is a comfortable one, and that you enjoy results that look great and reflect your unique facial structure. If you have any questions about how we address minor or major tooth loss with an extraction and implant placement, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Tooth Replacement?
We would like to help you enjoy a full smile again with advanced technology and lifelike materials. If you would like to learn more about treating tooth loss and restoring the smile, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.