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Blake Street Dental | Extraction Site Preservation in Denver

Blake Street Dental P.C.

Dr. Arnold Cullum B.Sc., D.D.S.

1732 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 814-2200

Extraction Site Preservation

When removing a tooth, it is important to consider what will be done with the leftover space. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth, so they will heal on their own with no complications, but if any other teeth are pulled, plans must be made for the extraction site. If left untreated, the jaw bone can degenerate and change shape during healing, which may 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 bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth move.

Your dentist is always open to discussing what your options are before removing a tooth. We will make a recommendation and layout a treatment plan, but make sure to schedule a follow up appointment to properly care for your extraction site.

Denver Dentist | Extraction Site Preservation. Arnold Cullum is a Denver Dentist.