Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to enjoy their favorite foods as well as the ability to talk, smile and laugh with confidence. Implant Dentistry is changing the way people live!