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We go above and beyond the ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Tucson dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

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Dr. Michael Allen

Meet Dr. Michael Allen


Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.

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Missing a Tooth? Replace Sooner Rather Than Later

January 11, 2018
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Posted By: Michael Allen, DMD
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If you've lost a tooth, you may be tempted to let it go, especially if it’s farther back in the mouth where it’s difficult to see.

It’s understandable because the whole process of losing the tooth, whether it’s because of poor oral health or a sports injury, can be a challenge to deal with. You may feel depressed, eating certain foods can be uncomfortable or impossible, and you hate the idea of a gap in your smile.

The Problem with Tooth Loss

But tooth loss leads to numerous oral health problems, and if a tooth isn’t restored, you will be dealing with a lot more than an esthetic issue.

  • Increased pressure on remaining teeth – Each tooth is designed to perform a specific job, so the loss of even one tooth is a problem for the rest of your teeth. After tooth loss, remaining teeth have to work in ways they were never meant to, leading to erosion, fractures, breakage, and discomfort.
  • Alignment problems – Your teeth are always moving somewhat, so another important role your teeth play is to act as placeholders in your jaw. When you lose a tooth, neighboring teeth gradually drift into the space, leading to crowding and misalignment issues.
  • Increased risk of periodontal disease – The crowding and alignment issues, in turn, make it more difficult to clean between crooked or crowded teeth. Inadequate oral hygiene is the primary cause of periodontal disease.

We Offer the Solution You Need

The good news is that restorative dentistry at our Tucson office offers several tooth replacement options that will return your smile to a whole and healthy state. If you are dealing with tooth loss and would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Michael Allen to discuss your needs, please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry. 

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