At Pearla Dental, our Worcester dentist and staff believe in saving every tooth if it is possible. Unfortunately, sometimes teeth are simply beyond saving. In this case, a procedure called an extraction is necessary. Often referred to as “having a tooth pulled” an extraction is simply the removal of a tooth that cannot be repaired. Our Worcester dentist
will use local anesthesia to numb the area so that you are completely comfortable and safe throughout the entire experience.
Worcester Dental Care
If you have a tooth extracted or are missing a tooth for any other reason, you may want to consider dental implants as a replacement method. The implant itself is a small metal post that is implanted directly into the jawbone. Over a period of about three to six months, the metal and bone come together through a process known as osteointegration. This metal and bone combination serves as what would be the root of a natural tooth. After a strong foundation has been established, our Worcester dentist
will attach a dental crown. The crown will be tooth-colored and made of durable materials. The crown essentially is the artificial tooth that is used to replace your missing one. Dental implants solve many of the problems that are typically associated with missing teeth – such as pronouncing words incorrectly, changing the shape of your face, and making chewing your food difficult. Not only will dental implants solve these logistical issues, but they will also give you the confidence you need to smile proudly again.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or any of the services provided by our Worcester dentist
at Pearla Dental, we invite you to visit our website. There you can find additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online. We also have resources available for new patients, including forms and other relevant information, on our practice’s website. Our Worcester dentist and staff are looking forward to working with you at Pearla Dental.
By Pearla Dental
September 20, 2013