Patients in Acworth ask if an oral surgeon can provide restorative treatments after tooth extractions
Trauma can be one of several reasons patients need tooth extractions. For treatment, an oral surgeon will numb the affected area with anesthetic and can provide a sedative such as nitrous oxide. With this form of sedation, a comfortable mask is placed over the nose. Patients can relax and the "laughing gas" effect wears off quickly after the procedure so they can drive home from their appointments. After the area has healed, it is important to replace the missing teeth. At 32 Dental, we can extract teeth as well as provide several treatments such as dentures to restore health, function, and beauty to smiles in Acworth and the surrounding areas.
Dentures can be used to replace one tooth or an entire dental arch. We can provide partial dentures, complete dentures, and overdentures. Dentures contain artificial teeth that replace natural teeth that were extracted or that are missing. Overdentures are snapped onto dental implants and they provide the most retention and stability. For treatment, we place dental implants into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the implants during osseointegration. After the jawbone has healed, we place dentures on top of the implants.
Dental implants can also be topped with crowns to restore health to the smile. In the final stage of treatment, we place crowns on top of the implants. The crowns are porcelain, which is strong, durable, stain resistant, and blends nicely with the smile. Like dentures, dental implants and crowns can provide a natural looking solution for tooth loss.
Dental bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth after extractions. Fixed bridges contain artificial teeth (pontics), which are nestled between dental crowns. The dental crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap, anchoring the bridges. We use dental bridges to replace one to several natural teeth.
All of these tooth loss treatments can provide long lasting results. Dentures can last up to two decades with good oral hygiene habits. Dental bridges can last up to a decade or more and dental implants can last a lifetime with routine care such as brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
If you think you may need to have a tooth extracted, we recommend planning your treatment today. Call 770-423-1132 to schedule a consultation appointment.