What To Do: Dealing With Losing A Tooth (Or Two Or…)
When you lose a tooth or two teeth or three teeth, you find yourself in a situation in which you seem to have two options. You can do something, which would include replacing the tooth (or teeth). Or, you could do nothing, which means simply deciding to accept the fact that you have an open space in your smile and that tooth loss has happened. While you can probably come up with some compelling reasons for each of these pathways, Our Saxonburg, PA team reminds you that in nearly every situation (except for one or two) it’s always going to be to your advantage to do something. We can get you started!
If You Lose A Wisdom Tooth
If you lose a wisdom tooth, which is likely going to mean that you visit us for an extraction to remove a third molar that is causing issues (or you just want to prevent the possibility), then good news: There’s never any reason to take this further. You don’t replace these teeth. You smile and rejoice once they’re gone!
If You Have A Tooth Extracted For Orthodontics
If you deal with the loss of teeth through oral surgery because you need them removed for orthodontic purposes (maybe you have an overcrowded grin and will need braces), then they’re coming out for a reason. There’s no reason to place an artificial option back in!
If Your Tooth Is Needed And You’ve Lost It
If you lose a tooth that you actually use and need, then we are going to suggest that you replace it! It’s not good to leave teeth without replacement because it means bad things for your oral health over time. Instead, take us up on our offer to provide prosthetic care, including options like a dental bridge, partial, or implanted restoration.
If You’re Experiencing Widespread Loss
Beyond dealing with one tooth that you’ve lost or multiple, if you’re at the point at which you are looking at an arch (or two arches) that are missing teeth, then a partial denture or bridge isn’t going to work for you. You may also feel like addressing your tooth loss is going to be a huge, expensive event. We recommend that you remember the following:
- Dentures will allow you to replace a complete arch all at once (and dentures are budget friendly).
- It may seem overwhelming but there’s no reason to feel this way.
- You may also consider implant-retained prosthetics! Let us know if you are interested.
Replace Teeth After Tooth Loss
No matter the amount of teeth you have lost, from one to both arches, our team reminds you to call us to come in for a visit, so we may educate you on all of your options and even plan treatment for you. Receive comprehensive, comfortable personalized dental care in Saxonburg, PA by contacting Saxonburg Dental Care today at (724) 352-4440.