There Are Different Ways to Replace a Missing Tooth

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Losing a tooth to an untreated cavity, dental trauma, or a treatment based extraction can do more than simply limit your ability to chew food. If the tooth was located in the front of your mouth, it can also alter the clarity of your speech, change your appearance, and lead to orthodontic complications with the neighboring teeth.

Fortunately, Dr. A. Agustin Vega can help restore the tooth in two different ways.

A dental bridge is one of the more effective methods for replacing a missing tooth. This is a replica tooth fused to open crowns on each end. This typically requires two separate appointments. The first prepares the two neighboring teeth as abutment anchors for the dental bridge. After it’s been created in a dental lab Dr. A. Agustin Vega will cement the dental work in place with a strong dental adhesive.

A dental implant is also a highly effective method for replacing a missing tooth. This comes in the form of a titanium implant that will be surgically inserted directly into the empty socket. The titanium will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to replicate the root of the original tooth.

Once this is done, Dr. A. Agustin Vega can prepare an abutment to anchor a dental crown.

If you live in the Olympia, Washington, area and you are missing one or more teeth, you should call 360-943-5551 to explore the options offered by the dental restoration specialists at A. Agustin Vega.