At OakHeights Dental our objective is to save all of your natural teeth. Unfortunately there are cases where the tooth is so damaged that there is not good enough healthy tooth structure to support restoration. When this happens the only remaining solution is to remove the tooth completely. Once we have completed a tooth extraction it is important to fill the void left behind by the extracted tooth to protect the remaining teeth, and avoid any shifting. To fill in the void we may use a dental implant or a bridge.