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Do You Need to Replace Pulled Wisdom Teeth?

Posted on 2/25/2017 by Dr Wael Garine
A diagram of how a dental implant works.
You constantly hear that missing teeth need to be replaced, whether you have them pulled or they fall out. Doing so gives you back a natural smile and allows you to eat and speak normally.

Having teeth removed is normally a last resort, with the exception of your wisdom teeth. But do they need to be replaced, too?

Replacing Missing Teeth

There are many ways to replace a missing tooth, but one of the latest advancements is the dental implant. An implant is surgically placed into your jawbone and left to fuse with the bone.

The implant then acts like a tooth root and supports the false crown. It restores the functions of your mouth as well as your appearance, and it even helps to stop bone loss, maintaining the integrity of your jaw.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or your third molars, are the last of your teeth to come in, usually erupting in your late teens or early twenties. These four teeth are the most commonly removed teeth, for a variety of reasons.

Your mouth is often not large enough to accommodate your wisdom teeth. Sometimes, the teeth only partly emerge and cause infections. Or, the teeth may be impacted and grow into adjacent teeth, throwing off your bite and damaging other teeth.

Do Wisdom Teeth Need Replacement?

The short answer is no. Wisdom teeth do not need to be removed.

This is for a few reasons:

•  Your wisdom teeth are not visible, so your smile is not affected.
•  Wisdom teeth are not necessary for maintaining a proper bite.
•  Most of your chewing is done on your first molars, with some done on the second. Very little, if any, chewing is done on the wisdom teeth.

For these reasons, most dentists would find it unnecessary to undergo the surgical procedure involved in replacing teeth simply to replace your wisdom teeth.

Replacing your teeth is important, if the teeth hold a significant job. Your wisdom teeth, however, are usually deemed unnecessary, and it is therefore unnecessary to replace them.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our office.


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