It may seem strange for a dentist to talk about the benefits of tooth removal in Fort Myers, but sometimes there are great benefits to removing teeth from your mouth. Dr. Hoop and his team are some of the best in the area because of their gentle approach and advanced technique. Even if you have had a tooth removed in the past, it probably looks fairly different now because we can:George A. Hoop, DDS, PA on Options For Replacing a Missing Tooth Read Transcript
Oftentimes, we're discussing with patients options to replace a missing tooth or replace several missing teeth. What people need to understand is there's really only four options. You either leave the tooth out and live with it, which sometimes people tend to do. If we're talking about replacing the tooth, there's non-removal options and there are removable options. Removable options to replace a missing tooth, we're typically talking about removal partial denture of some sort. It comes in and out of the mouth. Oftentimes, that's a choice that people go to simply from an economic standpoint. It can be less costly, but the cons, you have a big piece of hardware. It tends to be uncomfortable, and a lot of people don't like having that extra hardware in their mouth. The non-removable options get in to either a traditional bridge or an implant with a crown on it. There's pros and cons to both. A traditional bridge is where you're missing a tooth and we actually crown the teeth on either side of the missing tooth and attach an artificial tooth to the middle, so it gets cemented on as one piece. That's what was the traditional non-removal option before dental implants. The cons to a bridge is you actually have two teeth attached. If you get a cavity on one tooth, the whole thing typically has to be replaced. With the option of a dental implant, we essentially replace the missing tooth with an implant that sticks up out of the gum and essentially allows us to put a crown on it as a separate restoration. Then you don't have to grind down the teeth on either side of it and you don't have to connect them together. If there's ever a problem with any one of those teeth, the teeth get treated individually.
- Take digital images ahead of time in order to plan your extraction.
- Help you stay relaxed with sedation options.
- Offer you a fully functional and beautiful restoration with a dental implant.
Find out how smooth a modern tooth extraction can be at Total Dental Solutions for Adults. Our team will make sure you’re perfectly relaxed. Call 239-312-5748 to schedule a consultation or second opinion.
Have a Peaceful Extraction Experience
You can have a tooth pulled and not feel a thing. You can also stay perfectly relaxed during the entire process. It is all possible with conscious sedation. The medication will help you feel very sleepy and at ease while in the dental chair. We can numb your mouth and quickly complete our work. Many patients don’t even remember their procedure!
In addition to feeling calm while we work, you can be at peace knowing that the best solution for restorations are here at Total Dental Solutions for Adults. We can help you prepare your mouth for an implant, and when you’re ready, we can place this incredible tooth replacement. If you had an extraction years ago but never replaced the tooth, let us know. We may be able to help you rebuild your jawbone so that an implant is still a possibility.
Call us today at 239-312-5748 and let us help you remove the damaged teeth from your mouth so that you’re all smiles. You can also request an appointment for a Fort Myers tooth removal consultation by filling out our online form.