Dental technology and dental implant procedures have greatly advanced over the course of the last two decades. As a result dental implants have become an effective and popular way to replace a lost tooth, anchor a bridge or even anchor your dentures.
At the initial consultation the periodontist or oral surgeon will often recommend a series of X-rays or a CT scan. This will give the oral surgeon get a better idea of your bone structure and other factors that might come into play during the procedure.
In most cases the implant procedure can be done on an outpatient basis. You will usually be sedated for your own comfort. If so you will want to arrange for someone to drive you and help you out at home for the next day or so while you’re getting back on your feet.
The procedure creates two narrow cannels in the bone of your jaw. Titanium abutments are then implanted into the bone. Titanium abutments are then inserted into the channels. In time they will fuse with the bone to create a very strong anchor. The oral surgeon will then cover the abutments with a temporary cap to protect them.
Once the abutments are firmly integrated and anchored into your jawbone, your dentist will start the process of creating a bridge.
If you have any questions about getting an implant bridge to replace multiple lost teeth, please feel free to call us at 941-256-2488 to schedule an appointment.