Why Would I Get Dental Implants In New Bedford, MA After A Tooth Extraction?

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Whenever possible, a skilled and trusted dental professional will always try to save existing and natural teeth. However, when a tooth has undergone extensive damage or decay—or has become a problem for another reason—it sometimes needs to be removed through a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction, however, is not the end of a patients journey to a restored new smile.


Once a tooth is removed through a tooth extraction, a dental implant in New Bedford, MA should immediately be placed. Curious to know why a dental implant should be placed after a tooth extraction? Continue reading to learn more about why a dental implant should be placed after a tooth is extracted.

What Happens To The Jawbone After A Tooth Extraction?

Teeth serve many purposes. With functional teeth, people can bite, chew, and rip their food properly. Teeth can also help people speak, allow them to whistle, and they can give them a beautiful smile.


However, when gums are exposed following a tooth extraction, it can become a dangerous situation for the exposed area. Bacteria, for instance, can start growing in the area where the extracted tooth was, due to food particles getting lodged in that space.


If left untreated, bacteria growth in the area of the extracted tooth can lead to systemic health conditions, if they travel from the mouth into other parts of the body through the bloodstream. This can potentially lead to issues with the heart, blood, lungs, and other organs.

Are Tooth Roots Necessary For Jawbone Health?

Teeth are more than just the pearly white tooth crowns that show above the gumline. A tooth root is just as critical as the tooth crown is. Natural tooth roots sit deep in the jawbone, stimulating it. In fact, tooth roots “tell” the jawbone (through stimulation) that it is there, so that it stays strong and stable for lasting teeth and jawbone health.


When a tooth is extracted, the jawbone is no longer getting stimulated. As a result, the shape of the jaw begins to change, which can lead to further bone loss and adjacent teeth shifting. This is why getting dental implants in New Bedford, MA are the best option for improving jawbone health and giving patients a lasting and functional new smile after tooth extractions.

How Can Extracted Teeth Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

It is important to keep the patient’s jawbone healthy and strong after their tooth extraction(s). Luckily, dental implants can keep a patient’s jawbone stimulated and strong. A dental professional can assess the patient’s mouth and accurately place the necessary dental implant posts in their jawbone with precision using advanced technology. This way, a patient’s jawbone and remaining teeth are healthy and looking great for a lifetime.

Depending On The Number Of Tooth Extractions I Get, What Types Of Dental Implants Can I Get Treated With?

After a tooth extraction, the dental implant treatment strategy is tailored to the extent of the number of teeth they need to replace. People who get one tooth extraction, for example, will want to replace that single extracted tooth with a single dental implant. For those with many extracted teeth, implant supported dentures can be used to restore their smile. With implant supported dentures, two or more dental implants are used to support a denture.


Finally, when people have a full arch of extracted teeth, a full mouth dental implant procedure can give them the new smile they want and deserve. When people are treated with full mouth dental implants, a full arch prosthesis is secured in place with four or more dental implants and abutments. By replacing extracted teeth with these types of dental implant options, the look, function, and health of the patient’s smile will be restored for years to come.

What Exactly Are The Ways Dental Implants Will Benefit My Smile?

When people are expertly treated with dental implants, it can benefit their smile in the following ways:

  • The prosthesis (tooth crowns) is fixed for lasting support with dental implants
  • Can last for decades to a lifetime
  • Will not slip out of place or cause discomfort
  • Prevents jawbone recession
  • Does not cause dietary limitations

See Us Now So We Can Replace Your Extracted Teeth With Dental Implants

If you need one or more of your natural teeth extracted through a tooth extraction procedure, then you should come to our office to replace those extracted teeth with dental implants. No matter how many teeth are extracted, there are dental implant options that can give you new teeth that will allow you to maintain a normal diet, speak clearly, and smile confidently.


Why wait to improve your smile with us? Get in contact with Dr. Sathish G. Palayam and our exceptional team at our Aarohi Dental PC practice to schedule an appointment today!

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