If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, it can pose a number of serious complications for your oral health and function. Beyond the significant loss of function, it can mar your physical appearance, cause you to slur your words and even alter the alignment of the surrounding teeth. To prevent these complications from occurring, your dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, will often recommend restoring the teeth with a dental implant bridge in North Bergen, New Jersey.
The process starts with your dentist examining the area and taking some X-rays. This helps determine if you have sufficient bone structure to mount a dental implant. If you have lost bone structure in the area, he might recommend receiving a bone graft beforehand.
You will need to be fully sedated while the implants are installed. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment.
To install the implant, your dentist will make two small channels in your jawbone. A titanium implant will then be screwed into each channel. Titanium is the metal of choice because it is biologically inert and will eventually fuse to your jawbone.
In time, the implants will fuse to the bone and our team can start the process of fitting the two titanium abutments with a dental bridge.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call 201-854-5500 to schedule an appointment at Dido Kim.