Dental Implants Can Be Used to Replace Multiple Teeth with a Bridge

Missing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth can seriously impair your ability to effectively chew food. In time, the surrounding teeth can start to respond to the structural loss, turning and migrating toward the void. This can result in serious alignment issues and make the corresponding teeth in your bite more prone to chips and fractures. To address... read more »

Lost or Compromised Bone Structure Can Be Restored by a Bone Graft

The bone structure of your jaw is absolutely critical for anchoring your teeth and biting, chewing and grinding food. Unfortunately, there are times when periodontal disease, advanced tooth decay and tooth extraction can result in the loss of bone structure in part of your mouth. If this is the case, your dentist, Dr. Valerie Foster, might recommend that you receive... read more »

Restorative Dentistry Can Revitalize Your Smile

At Family Dentistry in Aloha, Oregon, the dental practice of Dr. Valerie Foster, we are pleased to offer restorative dentistry for our patients who have missing teeth. We offer dental bridges, crowns, dentures—both complete and partials to restore a natural looking smile. Teeth can be lost due to tooth decay and gum disease, injury or trauma, smoking, and even just... read more »

Recovery Tips Following Bone Graft Surgery

Bone graft surgery is a beneficial treatment that restores your oral health after you have lost jaw bone due to tooth loss and gum disease. Gum grafting can also help build up bone in areas of the mouth to allow the placement of dental implants. However, the bone grafting treatment is only beneficial if you recover properly, and our Valerie... read more »