Multiple Tooth Implant
Dental implants are titanium implants that fit into the jaw as a tooth root to support a crown. They are very comfortable in the mouth, as they fit and feel like a natural tooth. Our dentists will fit the titanium implant into the jawbone, followed by the abutment, and then the crown. The abutment acts as a connector between the implant and crown. The process of fitting all three will take several appointments. We can perform single tooth implants as well as multiple tooth implants. Sometimes, however, before you have a dental implant placed, you may need other dental procedures first in order to prepare your mouth and jaw for the implant.
Jaw and Gum Resorption
Jaw and gum resorption can occur when teeth are missing from the oral cavity. The process is caused by the lack of stimulation on the bone, and leads to the shrinkage of the jaw, as the body signals its lack of use. Jaw and gum resorption is a very real issue for those with missing teeth, and it is in a patient’s best interest to receive some form of restorative procedure to avoid it.
Dynamic Dental Care does not want you to worry about jaw and gum resorption, as we are here to help prevent it from taking effect. Tooth socket grafts, dentures, and other restorative procedures are ways to avoid jaw and gum resorption, and improve your oral health.
Why You Should Avoid Jaw and Gum Resorption
Jaw and gum resorption can lead to detrimental issues further down the line, and complicate future surgeries. If the jawbone shrinks and changes the shape of a tooth socket, the placing of a dental implant would involve a far more invasive procedure than normal and would take many more months.
Jaw and gum resorption can lead to changes in the facial shape. As the jawbone shrinks, the outer shape will move with it, which could change your appearance. This process continually changes the face structure over time, especially when multiple teeth are missing.
Many different procedures can be done to fill in the tooth socket and prevent gum and jaw resorption. It is best to get these completed as close to the tooth removal appointment as possible, as bone shrinkage can be significant even within one year. Our dentists will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your treatment plan.
Tooth socket grafts are a method to maintain the shape of the tooth socket after a tooth removal. They encourage the growth and strengthening of the surrounding bone. The dentist packs the site with grafting material that can contain many different types of bone. The most reliable grafting material is taken from your own bone, which will require an additional surgery.
Dentures are another way to replace lost teeth, although there is evidence that dentures do not prevent the loss of bone mass and jaw resorption. It is best to talk to one of our dentists about the best procedure for your synthetic teeth.
Dynamic Dental Care wants to help you avoid jaw and bone resorption. If you are suffering from bone loss, but would like to get dental implants, do not worry. We can help restore your bone loss so that you can have dental implants placed. Contact us so we can
create a treatment plan that leads you to a healthy mouth. To make an appointment, call us now at (509) 466-2587.