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What are the Tooth Replacement options after a Tooth Extraction?

Posted on 7/24/2023 by Dr McMurray
What are the Tooth Replacement options after a Tooth Extraction?Dentists try as much as they can to preserve the existing teeth. However, teeth extraction can be the solution to a severe dental issue. Some of the tooth conditions that require extraction are; severe tooth decay, fracture from a traumatic injury, and teeth infection due to periodontal diseases. After tooth extraction, you may need to replace your tooth or teeth to close the space left. Below are tooth replacement options you may consider.


The term dentures is very common in the dentistry field. Dentures are the best and quickest tooth restoration solutions whether you are replacing a single tooth, an entire arch, or a full set of teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace a single tooth; have a pink base to match the color of your gums and a natural-looking prosthetic tooth. The full denture has prosthetic gums and teeth thus, they must be attached to the gums using special dental adhesives. Full dentures are the most effective when replacing an entire arch or a full set of teeth.

Dental implants

Implants are the gold standard for replacing lost teeth. These implants have strong titanium screws that hold the jaw bones and prevent bone deterioration. Dental implants look like natural teeth and also function as natural teeth. They are solid and durable and thus help save on the cost of occasional tooth replacement.

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges provide a two-way tooth replacement. A permanent option is an implant-supported bridge that uses a single dental implant to hold the prosthetic tooth that fills in the gaps. Removable bridges are the second option; these bridges are secured to the existing teeth adjacent to the opening. Bridges are crucial as they are quick to fix, meaning an entire bridge can be installed in one clinic appointment.

In summary, tooth replacement is the next step to restoring oral health and smile after tooth extraction. Tooth replacement is very vital as a bone. It helps strengthen the bone and increase its density.

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