Severe sports injuries and car accidents can sometimes cause significant harm to your body, mouth, and teeth. If several teeth are lost to the traumatic incident, it can cause a wide range of complications in your mouth.
In a situation like this, a removable partial denture might be able to replicate some of the function lost by the missing teeth. For some people this is not an effective or satisfactory dental restoration.
To fully restore the strength and appearance of the missing teeth, Dr. Lyndel Stripling can provide you with a dental implant supported dental bridge. The first stage of the process can typically be performed in a single outpatient appointment. This will require full sedation so you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
During this session, Dr. Lyndel Stripling will make two small incisions in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone structure. Narrow channels will then be drilled in the bone and a titanium abutment will then be screwed into each. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with the living bone tissues to create a pair of very strong anchors.
When you are ready, the process of preparing two anchoring abutments will begin, and then you will be fitted for a standard dental bridge. Once its cemented in place your newly restored teeth will last you for many years.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have recently suffered the loss of multiple teeth, you should call (214) 613-1279 to explore your restoration options at Lake Highlands Dental. Get a better smile today