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Sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted as the unfortunate consequence of untreated tooth decay, a severe dental trauma, or another form of oral issue. Even after your gums have healed, the remaining void in your mouth can contribute to a variety of potential complications.

Early on, you will likely notice a decrease in your chewing efficiency. If the tooth was in the front of your mouth, this will likely be accompanied by alterations in your appearance and the clarity of your speech. At the same time, the structural void of the empty socket and can also start to affect the alignment and orientation of the nearby teeth.

As the local teeth start to to turn and drift out of their correct position, it can start to affect related teeth in your dentition. In time, it can increase your chances of suffering chips and fractures, as well as causing dental attrition to wear away the tooth enamel on one or more of your teeth.

If you have recently lost a tooth or had one extracted, you should consider having it restored at Dr. Brant Pittsley’s dental office. If the void is addressed before alignment problems develop, our he might be able to simply install a dental bridge.

The treatment process starts with our dentist preparing the two closest teeth. Once this is done, he will then form an impression of the area. The impression will be used to custom make your dental bridge. When it’s ready, he will install the dental bridge with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Davisburg, Michigan, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 248-634-7002 to seek treatment and dental restoration at MI Beautiful Smile.