If you have a simple dental problem like a chipped tooth or a cavity, restorative solutions like cavity treatments or bonding may do the trick. However, at Cosmos Dentistry, Dr. Tokiko Poppe encounters many patients with dental problems that are hard to pinpoint, warranting complex restorative dentistry.
If you have a tongue tie, chronic jaw pain, missing teeth, sleep-disordered breathing, and other oral complications, please visit our Bellevue, Washington office. We offer numerous advanced restorative dental care procedures to restore your health to its optimum.
While simple restorative dentistry involves just one tooth, sometimes it’s prudent to take a comprehensive approach. This care may include working on several teeth and full mouth rehabilitation. We perform complex restorative dentistry when your teeth are damaged, decayed, or missing.
Sometimes, it goes beyond the teeth. For all-rounded care, we evaluate your complete smile, including your throat, tongue, head, neck, other oral structures and overall posture including Cranial balance.
Dental problems come in many shapes and sizes. We never use a one-size-fits-all approach to treat dental issues. We customize your treatment plan to ensure we don’t under-treat or over-treat your dental problem. Based on your diagnoses, Dr. Poppe may recommend one or a combination of the below restorative dental care procedures.
If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants are the perfect solution to replace what you have lost. A dental implant involves; a screw-like post, an abutment, and a crown to mimic the structural integrity of your natural teeth. Implant surgery needs excellent skills to ensure the implant post is placed precisely in the jawbone to improve the success rate. Dental implants aren’t the only tooth replacement options we offer. Patients with missing teeth can also benefit from dentures and dental bridges in our dental office. Whatever method you choose, our tooth replacement options are comfortable and natural.
If you have a constant headache that isn’t yielding to traditional treatment, TMJ pain could be the cause. We all have two joints (temporomandibular joints) that connect the lower jaw to the skull. TMJs help your jaws open seamlessly when yawning, eating, or talking. However, if your TMJs are misaligned, infected, or injured, you may experience troubling headaches and pain when opening your mouth.
After diagnosis, Dr. Poppe offers a comprehensive treatment plan for TMJ pain. This care involves diet changes, jaw exercises, oral splints, and orthodontic treatment.
Struggling with a tongue tie? We understand how this condition affects speech, swallowing, and other functionalities. We offer frenectomy services to release the soft tissues that affect tongue movement. Frenuloplasty is an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia for optimal comfort.
Struggling with daytime fatigue? Battling chronic snoring? The culprit could be sleep apnea, and you should seek treatment immediately. Besides disrupting your sleep, sleep apnea is a severe condition that can birth numerous health complications, including heart disease, depression, stroke, and hypertension.
While a CPAP may be the go-to solution for many traditional health practitioners, mild to moderate sleep apnea can be treated with oral appliance therapy (OAT). Here, our dental team recommends a customized dental device that prevents the soft tissues at the back of the mouth from collapsing while sleeping. Sleep apnea oral appliances are simple and comfortable, hence popular with many sleep apnea sufferers.
Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's
Arthur Dugoni School of
Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects
dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate
Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.
She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.