Do I have to replace my extracted tooth?
We recommend that most extracted teeth be replaced, with the exception of wisdom teeth. Here’s why it’s always a good idea to replace your extracted tooth:
All of the teeth in your mouth are important and serve a purpose. Even back molars, which may not be visible when you smile, should be replaced.
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
When missing teeth are not replaced, this can lead to other problems—and eventually, even more tooth loss. Over time, your teeth will begin to shift to fill in the missing space left by an extraction. This can cause issues with your bite, impact your ability to chew properly and cause your other teeth to wear down.
Depending on where you are missing a tooth and how many you are missing, there are options available for tooth replacement:
- Dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth that provide the form and function closest to your natural teeth.
- Dentures are an affordable option that can also combine with dental implants to help hold them in place.
- Dental bridges provide tooth replacement when you are missing one or a few teeth; they literally bridge the gap between teeth and protect the healthy teeth in your mouth.
Contact Our Office
Contact our Barrie, ON dental clinic to find out more about replacing a tooth after extraction.