Unfortunately, extractions may be indicated due to severe bone loss, decay, root fracture, or other acute conditions.  

Thankfully, we now have excellent ways to maintain bone support (ridge preservation) and reduce discomfort associated with tooth extraction.  In addition to this, we also have excellent ways to provisionalize, or replace a missing tooth, while it is healing and awaiting its final restorative treatment (implant, bridge, denture, etc.).  

    Reasons for Tooth Extraction

         Ridge Preservation

          Essix Provisional                Provisional Denture ("Flipper")