The Unrestorable Tooth – Extractions & More

In some cases a tooth may be so heavily broken down; either through tooth decay, fracture, or trauma, it may not be possible to provide a long term restorable option with the available tooth structure. In these instances it may be best to consider options of either tooth extractions or tooth root burial.

The Unrestorable Tooth Skygate Dental

The Unrestorable Tooth Skygate Dental

If the decision is made to proceed with extractions, there are a number of different options to consider.

What are the options for replacement?

There are a few options for replacing missing teeth; however, each situation is unique and a lot of the pros and cons of each replacement option would depend on the individual, oral hygiene factors, the condition of adjacent teeth, comfort, goals, aesthetics, and numerous other factors. To find out more it is recommended to have a consultation with the dentist to determine what will work best for you.

Replacement Options for Missing Teeth:

Denture – Can be made to replace one missing tooth or many, they can come as flexible resin, or a metal cobalt chrome backing.  To find out more about dentures click here.
Bridge – Is effectively a few crowns fused together to replace a missing tooth. The adjacent teeth are crowned to support the middle tooth. To find out more about bridges click here.
Implant – Is a titanium fixture which is placed into the bone, and allowed to heal, after the implant has integrated a crown is placed onto the substructure. More information on implants can be found by clicking here.
Leaving the space – In some cases a viable option is to leave the space where the tooth has been removed.


If you wish for more information on dental emergency or if you have any dental queries please do not hesitate to contact Skygate Dental today on (07) 3114 1199 or 0406 579 197.