Oral trauma, dental avulsions or severe untreated tooth decay can result in the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. Beyond the significant impact to your oral function, it can also impact your clarity of speech or even mar your appearance.
A removable partial denture can help address some of these issues. However, many partial wearers complain that the dental appliance simply doesn’t replicate the same strength and feel of the original teeth. They also have a propensity for allowing irritating food particles along the base of the gums.
For a more permanent dental restoration, Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber often recommends a dental implant bridge. This is essentially two titanium abutments that are surgically inserted into the underlying bone structure in that area of your mouth.
This can be done in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home.
In time, the abutments will bond with the surrounding bone tissues in a process known as osseointegration. Once this has been achieved, he will take an impression of the area to start the process of fitting you for a standard dental bridge.
With proper care and good oral hygiene habits, you can expect the dental implant bridge to serve you for many years into the future.
If you’re interested in having multiple teeth restored by a dental implant bridge in Plymouth, Massachusetts, you should call 508-746-4033 to set up a consultation at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.