Will Having Teeth Removed Ruin [My Face]?
Teeth removal can be traumatic for many people. Losing one or more teeth is like losing a part of the body, and in a sense, that is true. Like most organs, teeth will never grow back after being removed. Once they are gone, space they once occupied in the mouth is permanently open. Some people fear this will cause their mouth to shrink or droop, and worry their facial appearance is forever impaired. However, there is no need to worry.
Taking a Look
Tooth extraction requires a thorough analysis and x-rays to determine how best to fill the gap. A dental implant may work best if the patient approves. Otherwise, other teeth can be moved through wearing braces to close the gap. Retainers will help to hold the teeth in their new positions. Anyone who looks at the patient afterward will never know a tooth has been pulled. The area in the cheek or jaw where the tooth was extracted will be filled out in the normal way by an implant or the teeth shifted through the help of braces.
While some orthodontists focus more on the number of patients, a good orthodontist prefers to emphasize the quality of care provided for each patient to their individual and collective satisfaction. Whether having a tooth pulled or getting braces to realign teeth, his office can handle the procedure professionally and efficiently.
Anyone who may be considering braces Nashville orthodontists can provide should consult Dr. Gluck’s office for more information to make an informed decision about their orthodontic work. There are plenty of offices that provide Invisalign, but not all offer the professional care and follow-up provided by Gluck Orthodontics.
Knowing the Facts
Patient education is important. People should understand how Invisalign works, and how much time and money are required for a successful outcome. They need to understand how the process works and their role in helping the braces do an effective job of shifting teeth to the right places while filling gaps. Some patients do not realize that braces can be worn in various stages.
The first is when the Invisalign braces are applied. This stage can take several months or longer. The next stage involves small rubber bands that help to bond the shifted teeth to their new positions. The third stage occurs when the braces have been removed, and the patient is fitted with an upper or lower retainer, or both, for an indefinite period of time.
Proper teeth care is important during this time. Brushing and flossing must be done in certain ways, and consistently when braces are worn. If a tooth has been pulled, surrounding teeth may be shifted to fill the gap, and this space must be kept clean and free of debris. Invisalign providers will explain the cleaning process and often provide the tools needed to handle it effectively.
Losing a tooth is never easy, and as we get older, it becomes easier to lose teeth due to poor nutrition, smoking, health problems, and other issues. Whether a tooth has already been lost or has become loose, having the socket or the tooth evaluated is the first step toward orthodontic replacement. Contact a pro like Dr. Gluck to learn more about your options for preserving your remaining teeth and maximizing your dental health.
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Nothing is going to change your smile until you take action. Enjoy the professional and inviting atmosphere at Gluck Orthodontics as you are welcomed into the office. Accordingly, Dr. Gluck and his staff will strive to make you comfortable and keep you well-informed about all of your orthodontic options. Remember that your choice to have orthodontic treatment will give you a boost of confidence and make your smile shine.
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Will Having Teeth Removed Ruin [My Face]?
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.
Hi Dr. Gluck,
I have learned that with the extraction of any tooth 2-4 mm of facial height/width is lost. I assume this would also be true with wisdom teeth? I am currently despondent over the loss of these teeth as I think I’ve noticed a change and my face has become narrower. Thus I am strongly considering dental implants to re generate the bone/restore the face. What are your thoughts on this?
Thanks so much.