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Much more than a issue of mere appearance, multiple missing teeth can cause long-term damage to your mouth. When teeth are missing for a long time, your jaw bone can deteriorate, and other remaining teeth can slip and slide out of place. This can make it difficult to eat, speak, and smile. Therefore, it is a great idea to fill in the gaps in your smile as soon as possible.

One of the most successful options for tooth replacement is to get a dental implant. Implants not only replace your missing teeth, but also restore your jawbone to its original strength over time, through a process called osseointegration. Through this process, the connection between the jawbone and the implant grows stronger, bringing strength to both the jaw and the implant.

All patients requesting dental implants must have sufficient jaw strength, as dental implants are positioned directly into the jawbone. Talk with Dr. Zachary A. Bird to decide if your jaw is capable of sustaining dental implants.

Dental implants are designed to look and act just like your natural teeth. Talk with your dentists to discuss your options and the potential benefits of dental implants. For more information, call Bird Family Dentistry in Tacoma, Washington, at 253-475-8934. Dr. Zachary A. Bird and our team look forward to seeing you. We are happy to help restore your smile with implants, or advise you of other options according to your individual needs.