When dental implants first appeared in the oral healthcare scene, they were primarily used to replace a single missing tooth. The 20 years of dental technology advancements now allow dental implants to mount a dental bridge and replace multiple lost teeth.
Your dentist, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson, will need to examine your jaw structure before referring you to an oral surgeon. In some cases, past dental issues could have caused the loss of jawbone, making it hard to mount an implant.
Once any bone issues have been addressed, the outpatient implant procedure can be scheduled. Most people choose to be deeply sedated. This means that you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment if you choose to take advantage of dental sedation.
During the treatment, two small channels will be made in your jawbone and two titanium abutments will be screwed into the channels. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that will eventually fuse to your natural jawbone to create a solid anchor.
Once everything has healed, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson will install a standard dental bridge to replace the missing teeth.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 to explore your restoration options. We are happy to tell you all about an implant-supported bridge in Houston, Texas!