If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one location in your mouth due to an accident, blow to the face or severe tooth decay issues, you’re likely interested in exploring your restoration options. In a case like this, Dr. Pedar Didriksen will likely recommend having a bridge installed on dental implants.
Sometimes when multiple teeth are lost it also takes some of the original bone structure with them. If the bone structure in that area has indeed been compromised, we might recommend that you receive a bone graft first. This will restore sufficient structure to secure dental implants for years to come.
Once your jaw structure has been addressed, Dr. Pedar Didriksen will refer you to an oral surgeon. They can perform the implant procedure in an outpatient basis. You will likely want to be fully sedated for your own comfort. This means that you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you and help you out at home while you are getting back on your feet.
During the implant procedure two small incisions are made in your gums and channels are drilled into the bone. Then a titanium abutment is screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and in time it will completely fuse with your natural bone structure to provide support for the dental implants.
Once the titanium implant has completely fused to your jaw bone, Dr. Pedar Didriksen can take an impression and start the process of fitting you for a standard dental bridge.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, you should call Dr. Pedar Didriksen’s office in Ocean Pines, Maryland at 410-208-2900 to explore your restoration options.