Sometimes, a natural tooth cannot be saved, and it needs to be extracted. A tooth extraction can become necessary for several reasons:
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Severely broken or damaged teeth
- Malpositioned teeth:
– Impacted teeth
– Preparation for orthodontic treatment
If you need to have a tooth extracted, it is by far not the end of the world. Today’s dentistry offers such well-advanced technologies and high-quality options that tooth replacements usually look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. At Monterey Peninsula Dental Group, we are proud that we can offer our patients state-of-the-art technologies and highly experienced dentists who are well-versed and highly educated in the latest dental techniques.
It is crucial, however, that the extracted tooth is being replaced. The gap left behind by a missing tooth, even if it is just a single one, can lead to severe problems and complications in the future. Your remaining teeth can start shifting and severely impact your overall dental health, you may experience problems when chewing, and you can develop issues related to your jaw joint.
Every case is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We usually recommend one of two options to replace an extracted tooth:
Our highly experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your case to ensure that there is no alternative to extraction and provide you with the best possible treatment plan.
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This staff of professionals works together beautifully. The tooth cleaning and examination glide from one to the other with no waiting. Angela, the angel who cleans teeth is thorough but gentle. I cannot recommend this group more!
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I am very grateful to have the fine dental care by Dr. Stephen Ikemiya. He and his hygienist keep me feeling that my teeth are well cared for. As a senior citizen, 80, I appreciate this.