At Boltchi Perio Implant Concepts, we treat a wide variety of common and complex dental issues. No matter what you’re experiencing, we have the expertise to get you back to a happy, healthy, beautiful smile. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Boltchi has extensive, advanced training to provide care for dental and facial conditions. Rely on us for problems ranging from infected teeth that have to come out to replacement of missing teeth in Arlington, TX.
Impacted teeth are those which haven’t erupted fully through the gums. Impaction can occur with stubborn baby teeth, as well as permanent adult teeth. Sometimes adult teeth are unable to erupt for various reasons: higher than the normal number of teeth are in the mouth, obstructive growths, and overcrowding from surrounding teeth are among the most common. Impacted teeth can cause a number of problems for the patient starting at an early age. If these teeth are not able to come in fully, the child may have difficulty eating normally, as well as pain and tooth misalignment. In many other cases, symptoms may not appear until an X-ray presents the issue. We can offer a few options to resolve impacted teeth including working in collaboration with an orthodontist to guide the tooth to the proper placement.
Teeth can become broken or infected for several reasons, including trauma and decay. Bacterial buildup due to poor dental hygiene is often the cause of dental infections. Sometimes repairs, medication, or a combination of both enable our doctors to save your tooth. In such cases, we thoroughly evaluate your teeth to determine what course of treatment is best suited to your specific issue. When damage or decay is extensive, some teeth cannot be rehabilitated through treatment. Though we do our utmost to preserve a natural tooth, extraction may be our only option.
The extraction process for most teeth is fairly straightforward. After making you comfortable with anesthesia, we grip the tooth firmly with a pair of forceps and carefully pull it loose from the socket. Once a tooth is removed, unless it’s a wisdom tooth it should be replaced to restore the function and esthetics of your smile, as well as to protect your jaw from deterioration. Dental implants are the best overall tooth replacement option, not just in terms of function and esthetics, but also for long-lasting performance. Our periodontists are recognized dental implant experts who’ve helped patients reclaim their smiles with more than 2,000 dental implant placements to date.
Missing teeth limit your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. But they have implications beyond chewing function and smile esthetics. Teeth rely on each other for support. When one is missing, the teeth on either side of the gap can shift out of alignment, eventually requiring you to undergo orthodontic treatment. Further, the absence of tooth roots in the jawbone can cause the jawbone to begin receding, leading to further tooth loss and giving your face an unhealthy, sunken, and even prematurely aged appearance.
Dental implant, recognized as today’s “gold standard” for tooth replacement, can prevent you from experiencing any of those issues. Nothing looks more authentic or lasts longer. If you follow a tooth extraction or trauma-related tooth loss with dental implant placement, you can continue eating the foods you love, speak and smile without embarrassment, and even significantly boost your self-confidence. Even if you’ve already begun to suffer bone loss, our team of board-certified periodontists can reverse it through bone grafting before placing your dental implants. Having placed more than 2,000 implants, we’re the team to trust for smile reclamation after tooth loss.
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