Dental avulsion and severe periodontal disease both compromise or cause the total loss of multiple teeth in your mouth. A mouth severely affected in this way faces several different complications beyond the significant loss of oral function.
If a removable partial denture is not an appealing or viable alternative for replacing the presence and function of the lost teeth, Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend dental implants.
This often calls for extracting any root remnants from the sockets and suturing the gums to prevent infection. If you’ve also suffered a significant decrease in bone structure, Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend having a bone graft installed into the area in advance of receiving the dental implants. This is even more likely to be the case if the teeth were lost to severe periodontal disease.
With any structural concerns addressed, Dr. [doctor_name] can start the implant restoration process. The two implant abutments can usually be installed in a single outpatient appointment that requires deep sedation. You will still feel some lingering sedative effects after the treatment. So, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you at home until you’re back on your feet.
During the implant procedure, Dr. [doctor_name] will make two small incisions in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. Narrow channels will then be drilled into the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into each channel. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium abutment has fused to the surrounding bone tissues, [heshe] can start the process of installing a standard dental bridge.
If you live in the [city], [state], area and you have recently suffered the loss of multiple teeth, you should call [phone] to explore your restoration options at [practice_name].