Tooth Extraction and Dental Implant Restoration FAQs

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When a dentist recommends tooth extraction and dental implant restoration, patients often have questions about the procedures. Getting answers to some commonly asked questions about tooth extraction and dental implants can help patients know what to expect.

How is tooth extraction done?

Before starting the procedure, the dentist generally will administer local anesthesia around the area where the tooth will be removed. Other pain and anxiety management options may be available for patients who are nervous about the procedure. The dentist will gently loosen the tooth with forceps before pulling it out if its socket. A fractured tooth or any tooth that is difficult to remove may be broken further and removed in pieces.

If the tooth were removed due to decay or infection, the socket would be cleaned carefully to remove every trace of infection. Any follow-up procedures depend on the reason for tooth extraction and whether the extraction process was successful.

Why get dental implants after tooth extraction?

Dental implants are often considered the most effective and durable method of dental restoration. They provide a natural effect and have a high rate of success.

After a tooth is removed, jaw bone atrophy or resorption starts because of stimulation loss. Implants replace the tooth’s root to provide the stimulation to prevent this. Another advantage is that implants offer a singular restoration. No adjustment, clips, or clasp is required. When done properly, an implant can last a lifetime.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implants are small titanium metal posts that sit inside the socket of the extracted tooth. They are inserted into the jawbone soon after the tooth extraction process.

After the dental implant is in place, the dentist will attach a natural-looking porcelain crown to the abutment connected to the implant. Sometimes, the dentist may allow the osseointegration (where the bone fuses with the implant) to complete before providing a permanent dental restoration. Usually, the patient will get a temporary prosthetic the same day the implants are inserted.

Who is eligible for dental implants?

Certain factors may prevent challenges to the success of the implant. If the patient drinks heavily, smokes, or has diabetes, it may affect the bone’s ability to heal around the implant. Dental implant placement requires a healthy oral cavity and enough bone density. Therefore, the dentist will perform any necessary evaluation during the initial consultation. They will be able to decide if dental implants are the most viable solution for the patient before proceeding with surgery.

How many dental implants are required?      

It is possible to replace one, several, or all the teeth with dental implants. However, there is no need to insert an implant for every extracted tooth. If multiple teeth need to be removed from a dental arch, as few as two implants can be used to support a bridge or a denture, while as few as four implants may work for a complete and permanent set of dental restoration.

Final note

The tooth extraction and dental implant restoration process can produce successful results when handled by a professional implant dentist. If you have more questions about the treatment, book an appointment with our dentist for a consultation.

Request an appointment here: or call Bal Harbour Smiles at (305) 440-4229 for an appointment in our Surfside office.

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