Each one of your teeth is secured in its socket by jawbones and a series of small, yet strong periodontal ligaments. There are times when an extreme blow to the face can actually knock multiple teeth out of their sockets. When this happens, the trauma is often so severe that it results in the total loss of the teeth.
One of the most effective ways of replacing these teeth is to have a pair of titanium dental implant abutments installed into your mouth. These will later create a secure anchor for an eventual bridge.
The implant procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated for their own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment.
During the procedure, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and it will eventually fuse with the surrounding bones, which is a process known as osseointegration.
Once your gums have healed and the implant has been integrated into the surrounding bone, Dr. Allan Stevenson can cast an impression to start making a standard bridge.
If you have had multiple teeth knocked out in one area of your mouth, you should call Trailridge Family Dental at 208.806.0765 to see if you’re a good candidate for an implanted dental bridge in Parma, Idaho. Your dentist will be happy to help you.