Dental implants have long been used to replace a single lost tooth. In recent years, dental implant technology has expanded its range so that now they can be used to install a bridge and restore multiple missing teeth.
The treatment process starts by your dentist, Dr. Steven Oshins, 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 tooth 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 installed 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 and 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 Oshins Of Smiles at 518-356-5635 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implanted bridge in Guilderland, New York.