Beautiful Smiles Can be Restored After a Tooth Extraction
There are Ways to Bridge the Gap after Teeth Extractions
A tooth extraction (also known as exodontia) is a last resort action taken to remedy severe tooth damage. Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Derek B. Hauser, DDS, have performed this procedure on many patients for 30 years.
Lakefront Family Dentistry specializes in preventive care and helps families all over Riverside County achieve excellent oral health.
What Can I Expect from a Tooth Extraction Procedure at Lakefront Family Dentistry?
Call us at (951) 244-9495 and schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists to discuss the best course of action for your individual condition. The sooner you come in, we just might be able to save your tooth!
During your appointment at Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Phillipe and Dr. Hauser will perform a thorough exam to determine whether this is the best option. Often, a crown or filling can be done instead of any teeth extractions. However, there are instances where advanced decay or mouth infection makes removal necessary.
Here are other reasons:
- To remove extra teeth blocking others from coming in
- Mouth infection from cancer medications that weaken the immune system
- Extensive decay or damage
- Advanced gum disease
- Poor alignment and positioning that cause pain and effect growth
- Required for orthodontic treatment success
Cosmetic Restoration Options That Fill the Gap and Restore Beautiful Smiles
Our dentists are well regarded among their peers as a leading family dentists in Riverside County. Our mission is to make you look good, feel good, and have a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.
Once the procedure is complete, you don’t have to live with an unsightly gap in the mouth. Advanced dental technology makes it possible for almost anyone to have a restored, youthful looking smile.
Depending on the gap location, there are several different cosmetic solutions offered in our office. Here are a few restorative options Dr. Hauser may recommend.
This Patient Came to Us as a Referral. As you can see in the “Before” Picture, This is How the Patient Came to Dr. Hauser. After Making 3 Custom CEREC Crowns and a 3-Unit Bridge, They are Extremely Happy a Friend Referred them!
Before the science of implant dentistry, the only replacement options after teeth extraction were dentures and bridges. Nowadays, the empty socket can be replaced with an artificial dental root, which is permanently placed in or on the jawbone.
The root is made from titanium, which is designed to fuse well with the bone. After successful placement and fusion of the new implant, it will serve as an anchor for a porcelain crown or other restorative option.
Often used in conjunction with an implant, a crown made from porcelain is a natural looking tooth replacement. An advanced system called CEREC has given practitioners around the country the means to create flawless dental replacements.
Lakefront Family Dentistry is proud to be one of only a few facilities in the Inland Empire to offer the advanced services rendered with the CEREC solution. This system allows Dr. Phillipe and Dr. Hauser to offer cosmetic restoration services, which are permanently placed in just one visit.
A bridge is made from porcelain and literally bridges “the gap.” This restorative option is designed to render flawless, natural looking transformations. Our dentists often recommend this treatment if you are missing one or two teeth.
In order to be a viable option, the surrounding teeth should be in good shape, as they will be used as an anchor for the actual tooth replacement. If this corrective procedure is a good choice, we will discuss this during the consultation appointment.
Ways to Prevent Tooth Loss
- Schedule regular exams twice a year
- Brush twice daily and floss after meals
- Use an ADA approved electric toothbrush
- Eat healthy, well balanced meals
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Our entire staff places a high emphasis on patient comfort and satisfaction. We’ve taken extra care to create a warm, relaxing ambience with our plush, stylish office décor. The exam rooms are equipped with top-of-the-line chairs, lighting and equipment manufactured by A-dec.
Recognized by leading practitioners around the world as the “best in class,” A-dec has received multiple awards for being the best manufacturer of premium quality dentistry equipment used in many facilities today.
We chose the A-dec 500 and 1040 chairs for your comfort because they are simply the best choice on the market today. These chairs feature unique cushioning that use the science of pressure mapping, which alleviates body stress and helps relax the muscles.
Before treatment, our Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Function, Expanded Duties Level II and Registered Dental Assistants will obtain and review x-rays to view the mouth structure and plan the best method of extraction. Local anesthesia will be administered by our dentists, and our staff will make sure you are completely comfortable and receive the best care possible.
Trust Lakefront Family Dentistry for all Your Cosmetic Needs
Our skilled team is fully trained to provide premium care to all families who trust their oral care to us. Dr. Phillipe and Dr. Hauser have a passion for delivering advanced cosmetic solutions is evidenced by the many satisfied patients over the years that have left our office with healthy, gorgeous smiles.
We look forward to servicing your family’s oral care needs. Call us at (951) 244-9495 and schedule an appointment to discuss tooth extraction options with our doctors, or make an appointment online with us today.