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The loss of a tooth can certainly affect your ability to chew and break down the foods you eat. It can also cause problems with the clarity of your speech, or cause you to have an unattractive smile. If the tooth isn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time, other teeth in the area can gradually start to change their alignment.

Before they can happen, you should strongly consider scheduling a dental restoration consult at 19th Avenue Dental’s dental offices. After an initial assessment, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi can help you understand your dental restoration options.

If you’re not comfortable with the oral surgery and prolonged timetable needed to replace the tooth with a dental implant, he might recommend installing a dental bridge into the void.

This special type of dental work incorporates a pair of dental crowns that will be fully fused to an artificial tooth in the middle. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments formed from the core of the two teeth nearest the void.

After the dental bridge has been created in a dental lab, you will need to return to Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi’s clinic to have it cemented in place.

If you live in the Everett, Washington, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 425-385-8130 to explore the dental restoration options available at 19th Avenue Dental.