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Tooth loss can be a traumatic experience that results in more complications than simple imperfections in your ability to chew food. Sometimes a missing tooth can alter the appearance of your smile, affect the clarity of your speech, and lead to worsening orthodontic complications.

If you have recently lost a tooth you should consider scheduling a consultation with a dentist like Dr. Novan Nguyen and Dr. Sally Chu. After a comprehensive assessment, they can help you understand your dental restoration options.

If the oral surgery and expanded time frame associated with a dental implant restoration makes you feel uncomfortable they might recommend a dental bridge restoration. This single piece of dental work includes a pair of dental crowns that will be fully fused with a replica tooth in the middle.

It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments prepared from the core of the two teeth that neighbor the void. The dental bridge will need to be created in a state of the art dental lab. When it’s ready you will need to return to Smile 32 to have it secured to the abutments with a special type of dental adhesive.  

If you live in the Stockton, California, area and you have lost a tooth, you should call 209-952-9290 to explore the dental restoration options available at Smile 32.