This procedure is for patients undergoing reconstruction due to a failing tooth.
The removal of the tooth in done in a way that your dentist can restore the area without detection that a tooth is missing. The benefit of this procedure is that it maintains the ridge shape and size.
Usually this reconstruction procedure is for anterior teeth (can refer to: incisors or canines in either upper or lower jaw), but is not necessarily limited to these teeth.
What to Expect
- Initial exam
- Discussion of problem
- Review options as to materials available for use and how used
- Some form of provisionalization will be completed by your dentist so that when tooth is removed something replaces tooth
- Usually carried out under local anesthetic
- Out-patient procedure
- Can drive home, no additional ride home is necessary
- Post-operative care similar to any surgical procedure involving anti-microbial mouth rinse.
- Specific hygiene instructions.
- Post-operative medications are given for any discomfort.