There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may be cracked or have too much decay to restore and therefore must be removed. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.
Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift. There are many methods in which we can replace missing teeth now to prevent this movement from happenings. Shiftings can causing problems with chewing and possible difficulty in the future when addressing the missing space. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.