Removal of Non-Restorable Teeth
Dentistry has Come a Long Way
The goal of modern dentistry is to have patients maintain their natural dentition for life. Tooth decay can necessitate removal of the diseased part of the tooth and restoration of the same. This is usually an ongoing process. Small restorations become large restorations, then crowns or bridges.
There is a time when a tooth becomes non-restorable.
This could be a cracked tooth, a tooth with decay onto the root surface or even a tooth with poor bone support. It is better for the health of the remaining dentition to remove such teeth.
There are various modalities to replace missing teeth.