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Replacing Missing Teeth – Tukwila, WA

Filling in Your Incomplete Smile

Losing a tooth can be devastating to your confidence. But the truth is that a missing tooth impacts much more than just your appearance. When you lose just one tooth, your other teeth can spread out to compensate for the gap, changing your bite. This can lead to jaw pain, excessive enamel wear, and problems with chewing food. In addition, without roots to stimulate growth, the jawbone begins to atrophy and lose strength. So, even if your missing tooth is located out of sight, it’s important to replace it. Dr. Timmerman offers several solutions that can meet your needs.

Why Choose Lance Timmerman, DMD for Replacing Missing Teeth?

  • Entire Dental Implant Process Performed Under One Roof
  • Customized, Durable Restorations
  • Over Two Decades of Dentistry Experience

Dental Bridges

For one to two consecutive missing teeth, a dental bridge is a popular choice to fill in the gap. This restoration is made of dental crowns that are fused together, but the two end crowns are hollowed out to fit over the teeth that surround the missing ones. By anchoring to these healthy teeth, the dental bridge remains firmly in place over the gums while having a lifelike appearance and useful function.

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Dentures & Partials

Perhaps you’ve lost several or even all your teeth within an arch. In these situations, partial or full dentures can be customized to replace them all at once. While partials use clasps that attach to remaining teeth for stability, full dentures rely on suction and getting a precise fit to stay in place. High-quality materials are used to create these restorations so you can have confidence in your smile and bite again.

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Dental Implants

Out of all the tooth replacement options available, none can measure up to everything dental implants can do. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, starting with the root. As a result, they stimulate the jawbone just like a natural tooth, and offer several advantages that other solutions simply can’t. And what’s more, dental implants can be utilized to replace any number of missing teeth for a lifetime, making them a versatile choice.

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