Want to live a longer, healthier life? Take care of your teeth and keep as many as you can.
A new study discovered a link between tooth loss and mortality. The study revealed that the number of teeth we have is significantly correlated to our life expectancy.
Your teeth are connected to your overall well-being. That’s why you can rely on us to do everything we can to save a tooth, even when a tooth breaks off at the gumline.
Geoff came in to see us when a dental crown had broken over a previous root canal. The crown broke off down to the gum line, removing much of his tooth’s foundation with his tooth roots intact but unprotected.
Geoff had 2 options to deal with his damaged, broken tooth.
While some dentists might prefer to take the easier approach to extract a damaged tooth and then opt for a dental implant, Dr. Bill Gilbert opted to save the tooth.
He performed a complicated treatment to repair the tooth by replacing the structure of the tooth with a gold post so that it could support a porcelain dental crown and affectively protect the tooth’s roots.
In 3 appointments with us, Geoff’s Tooth was saved.
After 3 weeks from his first visit, instead of extracting his tooth & replacing it with a more costly dental implant, we were able to save Geoff’s tooth and some money along the way!
We’ll always do whatever we can to save your tooth first. But sometimes a tooth just can’t be saved. And when that happens we’ll help you determine the best option to replace your tooth, such as dental implants, which look, feel and function like your teeth.
The best option is to take good care of your teeth and keep them for as long as you can. But when that’s no longer an option, it’s vital to replace your damaged, or missing tooth, as quickly as you can. The longer you wait to replace it, the more likely other teeth could be damaged as well.
If you have a damaged tooth, or you’d like a second opinion, please don’t hesitate to schedule a dental consultation with us. Please call us at (425) 957-4700 or request an appointment online. We’ll do whatever we can to try and save your tooth, and if we can’t we’ll go over all the possible replacement treatments with you.