So, you find yourself at the dental office with a broken, fractured or totally unrepairable tooth. What’s the first thought? Extract it. Is it cost effective? Fast fix to relieve the pain? Sure…. But what will you do after? You ask, “After?”
There are several options to preserve the area after an extraction but some are better than others. You may be thinking of an option and it will vary based on when you were born. Partials, bridges, or plainly just leaving the area alone after an extraction may come to thought. But how does the extraction site affect your other teeth.
- Drifting and shifting of the neighboring teeth causing an unbalanced bite
(You’re thinking why does it matter if my teeth are unbalanced or shift?)
Does it matter if this road shifts when you drive your tires over it? Well, when your teeth shift, it causes the alignment to affect your ability to chew properly…..
- Increased biting stress on other teeth
Who likes stress? We have enough of that anyway……..
- Bone recession in the area of the missing tooth
- The gap between widens, thereby compromising the esthetic effect
- Losing your natural smile
And we don’t want you to lose your smile!
That’s why at Glendale Dental Associates we offer the BEST option for you!
You now can have a dental implant placed the same day your tooth is extracted or shortly after. Many people are concerned about the cost and at Glendale Dental Associates we are aware of that. Dr. Cho has chosen to become a network provider with many insurance companies such as Delta Dental, Met life, and Cigna. Call our office and receive more information regarding dental implant coverage under your insurance plan. Being a part of these plans assists his patients in benefiting from the covered dental plans they have. We also offer Care Credit and they provide payment options up to 12 months interest free. Call or request online today an implant consultation!
You may ask:
“Am I candidate for a dental implant?”
“What are the steps involved?”
“What if I wear a denture or partial?”
“Once the implant is placed, are there other steps involved?”
These questions will be answered in our next blog:
Dental Implants: Best Long Term Choice You Can Make