The loss of even a single tooth can have a profound negative impact on your essential oral function. In some of these instances the void left in the patient’s mouth can also affect the appearance of their smile and alter the clarity of their speech. If the missing tooth isn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time, the void could lead to alignment issues with the nearby teeth.
If you have recently lost a tooth, you should consider setting up an appointment with dentist like Dr. Huang. In many of these cases he will be able to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant has grown in popularity.
The dental restoration process starts with a minimally invasive procedure which will likely require sedation. It involves our dentist making a minor incision in your gums before inserting a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure. The titanium material will gradually integrate with the surrounding bone tissues which will replicate the original root strength of the tooth.
Once this is done our dentist will prepare an abutment capable of supporting a dental crown. If the tooth will appear when you smile it will likely be constructed from a special porcelain material that can be shaded to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the Federal Way, Washington, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 253-839-4048 to explore the dental restorations available at Art of the Smiles.