An "impacted" tooth refers to a tooth that could not emerge fully into its expected position. This failure to erupt correctly may occur because there is not enough room in the person's jaw to accommodate the tooth, or because angle of the tooth is improper. Removing impacted third molars is sometimes necessary to avoid having it press against the other teeth and pushing them out of place.
Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace lost teeth. Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss and are growing in popularity.
If your dentures fit poorly, cause persistent mouth irritation, chip, crack, or break, it is important to see your dentist. Although most gum remodeling occurs within the first year, changes in gums and bone continue throughout one's lifetime. Dentures may become loose over time and it can cause a lot of problems, especially in the quality of life. Improving the fit of dentures will give the patient back his/her confidence and ease of mind knowing that the dentures will not become loose anymore or won’t cause them discomfort.
Tooth extraction is recommended when tooth decay has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Sometimes it is also necessary to be able to open room for orthodontic treatment.