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Dental avulsion, severe damage, treatment extraction, and severe tooth decay can all result in total tooth loss. When this happens, the implications to your appearance and oral function can be significant. Beyond impairing your ability to efficiently chew food, it could also mar your appearance and eventually lead to orthodontic alignment complications.

If you’re in a situation such as this, you should consider calling 1-800-823-0830 to schedule a dental restoration consultation with Dr. Yong Park.

The two most common and effective dental restoration methods are to replace the tooth with either a dental bridge or a dental implant.

A bridge is a single piece of dental work that consists of three artificial teeth. The two teeth on the end are dental crowns that will anchor the bridge onto two abutments that are formed from the cores of the two closest neighboring teeth.

A dental implant is a two-stage dental restoration. The first stage involves having a titanium abutment surgically installed directly into the underlying bone structure in the socket. Titanium will gradually bond with the surrounding bone tissues to create a strong anchor point for an eventual dental crown. Once this has been achieved, Dr. Yong Park can go about the standard process of fitting the titanium abutment with a dental crown.

If you are missing a tooth and you’re interested in your tooth-replacement options in , Washington, you should call 1-800-823-0830 to schedule an appointment at Washington Dental Group.