When multiple teeth are lost in one area of your mouth it can significantly limit your ability to chew and process food before swallowing safely. If the affected area is in the front of your mouth it can leave you with an embarrassing smile and compromised clarity of speech.
If you would like a more permanent treatment option than that offered by a removable partial denture, Dr. Greg Cook and his team might be able to install a dental implant supported bridge.
This mode of dental restoration starts with a thorough examination of the area to assess the health and integrity of the underlying bone structure. If there are any structural concerns you might need a bone graft installed in the area to provide sufficient structure to anchor the dental implants.
Once any structural concerns have been addressed, a minimally invasive oral surgery will be needed to install two titanium dental implants in a single outpatient oral surgery. This typically requires full sedation, so a friend or family member will need to drive you home afterward.
Intime the titanium material will gradually bond with the living bone tissues. Then a pair or abutments capable of anchoring a dental bridge will be prepared before the dental work is cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Alcoa, Tennessee, region and you are missing multiple teeth you should call 865-379-7555 to explore the dental restoration available at Appalachian Dental’s clinic.