Teeth that are very badly damaged due to trauma or decay may be too difficult to restore and impossible to save and in the end must be removed. Dr. Laborde uses the most modern techniques to ensure that this is done safely and as comfortably as possible. Removal of the third molars is the most common form of extraction, however patients need this done if a tooth or several teeth have been severely affected by decay, a patient has advanced periodontal disease, has an extra tooth or cyst most likely identified in an x-ray, or experienced a traumatic accident that caused a tooth to break in a way that the dentist cannot restore it properly.
For people with a missing tooth or even several missing teeth, dental implants can seem like a miracle. They are a wonderful tooth replacement option and are less frustrating than dealing with bridges and dentures. Once in place they maintain normal jaw functioning and look very natural. If you are missing teeth and are tired of having loose dentures, dental implants may be a great option for you. Dr. Laborde can determine the best way to move forward to give you the best outcome functionally and cosmetically. If you don’t currently have a primary dentist, we can certainly refer you to a highly qualified one in Fort Worth to meet all your dental needs.