If you’ve lost multiple teeth in a row due to an accident, blow to the face or severe tooth decay, you might be interested in your tooth-replacement options. Here at Copper Ridge Dental, we often advocate that patients who are in a situation like this have the missing teeth replaced by an implant-supported dental bridge.
Sometimes, when multiple teeth are lost, the original bone structure in the jaw is lost as well. If your bone structure has indeed been compromised, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell might recommend that you receive a bone graft first. This will restore enough bone structure to secure dental implants for years to come.
Once your jaw structure has been addressed, your dentist can perform the implant treatment on an outpatient basis. For your own comfort, you will likely want to be fully sedated. If this is the case, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
During the implant procedure, two small incisions are made into your gums and channels are drilled into the bone. Then, a titanium post is screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and in time it will completely fuse with your natural bone structure to provide support for the dental implants in West Jordan, Utah.
Once the titanium implant has completely fused to the bone, our Copper Ridge Dental team can start the process of fitting you for a standard dental bridge.
If you have lost multiple teeth in a row, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact Copper Ridge Dental at 801.260.0530 to schedule an appointment.