Missing Teeth In Covington, WA
Make Your Smile Complete
No teeth? No problem! Dental bridges can effectively restore missing teeth and give you a full, beautiful smile. Arrange an appointment for a dental bridge in Covington, WA, by calling our office, and our dentist can give you a full overview of this restoration. Dr. Baptista Kwok can also go over alternative options for tooth replacement during your consultation at Covington Complete Dentistry.
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose.
It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
- Alleviating excess stress on the bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Continued consultation with Dr. Kwok about your dental bridge and other aspects of your oral health
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.
Dental implants are generally considered to be the absolute best method for replacing a missing tooth. The reason for this is that when a dental implant is installed in your mouth, it actually fuses with your jawbone and becomes part of it. It takes the place of a tooth root, and serves as a solid anchor for the false tooth that gets emplaced over it.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.