Tooth Extraction and Site Preservation
When a tooth can no longer function properly, or exhibits severe decay and cannot be restored, Dr. Carmona may suggest tooth extraction. Removing the troublesome tooth can help you avoid damage to surrounding teeth and oral tissues, and can make room for Dr. Carmona to effectively restore your smile. After the tooth is extracted, he can help you choose an appropriate replacement, such as a dental bridge or implant-supported dental crown.
Without the tooth’s root in place, however, the surrounding jawbone structure will gradually lose density, even if you replace the tooth with a dental bridge. To maintain the nearby bone’s strength and integrity, Dr. Carmona can perform extraction site preservation to fill the empty space where the tooth’s root once rested. Site preservation is also beneficial if you wish to replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant, which can be more securely placed in the fortified area of the jaw.
We Can Help Preserve Your Tooth Extraction Site
Tooth extraction is often necessary, but so is preserving the extraction site to prevent compromising your jawbone. To learn more, call Austin Prosthodontics at 512-250-9444. Located in Austin, TX, we proudly serve patients living in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding communities.