A little over two decades ago when dental implants came into practice in the dental restoration industry, they were exclusively used to restore a single missing tooth. In recent years, dental implant techniques and applications have continued to evolve. Now, Dr. Jeff Jones uses dental implants to create two anchoring abutments to secure a dental bridge. This can effectively restore multiple missing teeth in one location of your mouth in a single application.
The process of a dental implant bridge restoration has multiple steps.
The implant itself can be installed in a single appointment. During the implantation, you will need to be fully sedated. It will take you awhile to fully regain our senses afterward, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home.
To install the two titanium abutment implants, your dentist will make two small incisions in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. A pair of narrow channels will be drilled into the bone and titanium abutments will be screwed into them. Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be cemented over the abutments to protect them while the titanium gradually achieves fusion with the surrounding bone tissue.
Once the titanium abutments are securely fused to the surrounding bone tissues, a member of our team will call you to schedule another appointment. This involves taking an impression of the two abutments and the corresponding teeth in the area. This will be sent to an off-site dental lab where a new bridge will be made.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Jeffrey V. Jones, DDS at 214-824-2130 to ask about a dental implant bridge restoration in Dallas, Texas.