There is no excitement like that of a child who has lost their tooth for the first time. That excitement continues with each baby tooth that falls out. Unfortunately, as adults we don’t share that same excitement when there is a loss of a tooth. There can be a number of reasons why a patient may need to lose a tooth as an adult. Our goal is to help our patients through the process and help them choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible. Our first treatment recommendation is always a dental implant.
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have hesitated to schedule your treatment because you are unsure of the treatment process? We know it can be a little nerve-racking to schedule a treatment you are unfamiliar with. While we are always sympathetic to our patients’ feelings, it is important to schedule your dental crown treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage and the need for additional treatments. We want to help you feel more comfortable with the process. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment and why we may have recommended this treatment method.
It is not uncommon for us to see patients with missing teeth or recommend that a patient have a tooth extracted. There could be a variety of reasons that a patient is dealing with tooth loss and can range from severe decay to facial trauma or medical complications. No matter the reason for tooth loss, it can be upsetting and traumatic to patients. The first question that we are usually asked is in regards to replacing the tooth and if a tooth replacement option really needs to be chosen. Patients with a visible missing tooth are typically eager to choose a replacement; however, patients who are missing rear molars can show hesitation at times. We encourage all patients to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible.