There are times when an accident, blow to the face or severe tooth decay can result in multiple missing teeth. This can provide serious complications by impairing your ability to chew and speak. It can also provide alignment issues. In a case like this, the dental professionals at Midtown Dental often recommend installing an implanted bridge to restore all of the missing teeth.
Your dentist, Dr. R. Nab, will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. If the incident also resulted in the loss of bone structure, he might recommend receiving a bone graft to help securely anchor the implants.
Receiving a dental implant in Houston, Texas, is usually an outpatient procedure that requires sedation. So, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
During the procedure, two small incisions will be made in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. Two narrow channels will be made in the bone and two titanium abutments will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and, in time, it will fuse to the bone.
Once the abutments are integrated into your jaw, your dentist will then start the process of installing the dental bridge.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth and you would like to explore your restoration options, you should call Midtown Dental at 713-520-0555 to schedule an appointment.