• What Happens When I Lose A Tooth?

  • womancoveringmouthDo you have an open space in your mouth as the result of tooth loss? Losing your tooth may occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Whether you underwent an extraction because of an infection, you suffered from periodontal disease, or other concerns, you still have what is likely a very frustrating opening in your smile. The good news is that you do not have to continue suffering. We offertooth replacement solutions to complete your smile. Wondering the best solution for your smile and whether you really need it? We invite you to learn more with the following information:

    Why Replacement Is Important

    Missing a tooth can result in a long list of disappointing side effects. Your frustration may begin with the way you feel about your smile’s appearance – even missing one tooth can cause embarrassment. You may also find replacing your tooth important for the following reasons:

    • It will restore your ability to chew successfully and with comfort, so you can eat the variety of foods you desire
    • You will be able to speak clearly again, which is something that becomes affected by tooth loss
    • Your smile will look complete and consistent
    • You may prevent the misalignment that often occurs when your remaining teeth begin to move into the open space – a replacement acts as a placeholder, so your teeth stay put

    Solving Your Tooth Loss

    We offer a variety of tooth replacement solutions. Because no two people or smiles are completely identical, we will first speak with you about your goals and budget to guide you toward your best choice. We offer:

    • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge replaces one tooth or up to three teeth side-by-side. We will cement it into your mouth for fixed, long-term wear.
    • Dental Implants: Dental implants are posts that we place into your jawbone through surgery. The posts replace tooth roots and support a restoration, such as a crown or denture.
    • Complete and Partial Dentures: Dentures are removable dental prosthetics that replace partial or total tooth loss. They are a versatile selection, addressing the needs of most patients.


    At Redmond Dental Care, Yum Sang DDS enjoys providing preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and biomimetic dentistry for a multitude of patients living in and around Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Sammamish, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (425) 883-2100.