Dr. Tozer often does extractions as part of treatment that a patient needs. When a tooth unfortunately needs to be lost, there are excellent choices for replacement. Dental implants are usually the first choice. With extractions, Dr. Tozer may recommend that bone grafting material be placed in the socket to promote bone growth for a future implant. Other alternatives for replacement will also be discussed with you. There are often unwanted consequences from not replacing a tooth once it has been extracted.