Having multiple teeth knocked out or lost to untreated tooth decay can seriously impair the function and appearance of your mouth. If the teeth aren’t replaced by some means, it can cause the neighboring teeth to change their positions in response to the void. This can cause chips and fractures on additional teeth. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Amir Nikraz, can fully replace these teeth with a dental implant and bridge.
The process starts by your dentist examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. It’s important to assess your jaw structure. If past issues with advanced periodontal disease or past extractions have caused the loss of bone structure, you might need to receive a bone graft in the area.
The titanium abutment implants can be inserted into your mouth in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
During the procedure, two small incisions will be made in your gums to gain direct access to the bone. A narrow channel will be made for each corresponding abutment. Then a titanium implant will be screwed into each channel. In time, the titanium will naturally fuse to your jaw structure to feel just like a natural tooth.
Your gums will be sutured closed and each abutment will be protected under a temporary crown while they fuse to the bone.
When the abutments are secure, your dentist can fit you for a standard dental bridge to restore the full function and appearance of the missing teeth for many years to come.
If you are missing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Artistic Dentistry at 949-366-1177 to discuss restoration by a dental implanted bridge in San Clemente, California.