If you or someone close to you has recently lost a tooth due to trauma or decay, don’t worry. Fifty years ago this would have been an issue, but today we have dental implants which are very close to a natural tooth. There’s no reason to wait. In fact, it is to your advantage to consult your doctor about wanting a dental implant as soon as you get a tooth extracted (or even beforehand). Once a tooth has been extracted, the bone, which is where an implant is placed, will start to shrink.
If you have any reason to think that you may need a tooth extracted, call New Image Dental Implant Center today and schedule an appointment for a consultation. Our oral surgeon and prosthodontist can help explain all the options that are available and what would be the best route given your specific situation. There are even occasions when an implant can be placed the day of an extraction. That means you’ll never go a day with a missing tooth, but these options are technique sensitive and planning with your doctor is necessary. Just think – your smile is just one implant away from perfection!