Dr. Goodman is always open to a conversation on what you would like to do with your extraction site before removing a tooth. He will make a recommendation and layout a treatment plan with you before the tooth is removed.
When removing a tooth it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that tooth is removed. If it is necessary to remove a tooth plans must be made. If a tooth is removed and nothing is done with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems in your bite and affect your ability to speak and chew.
If you want to fill the space with a dental implant, a sturdy jaw bone is necessary to install the implant. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.