Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can profoundly hamper your ability to speak and to eat and can have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. If you are missing several teeth, you should consider scheduling a consultation appointment with our doctor, Dr. Phuong Nguyen. Once she has assessed the health of your mouth and the available bone structure in the affected area, she might recommend replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge supported by implants.
If there are any structural issues with the underlying bone tissues, you might need a bone graft or other treatment to provide sufficient structure to anchor the dental implants. At this point, the doctor will perform minimally invasive oral surgery to place a pair of titanium dental implants in your jawbone. This typically requires full sedation and you should have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment. Over time, the special titanium will bond with the surrounding bone tissues. When this process is complete, the doctor will prepare a pair or abutments capable of anchoring a dental bridge. This will complete the dental restoration process which will allow you to once again enjoy the look and function of your previously missing teeth.
If you live in the Fircrest, Washington, area and you are missing multiple teeth you should call to learn more about the dental restorations offered at Tacoma Washington Dentist.