When dental implants first appeared in the oral healthcare scene, they were primarily used to replace a single missing tooth. Over the course of the past two decades, dental implant technology has continued to evolve. Now, dental implants can be used to mount a dental bridge so you can restore multiple teeth.
Dental implant treatment is an outpatient surgery that requires deep sedation. So, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
During the procedure, an oral surgeon will make two small incisions in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. They will then make a narrow channel into the bone and screw a titanium abutment into place. An impression will be made of the area and it will be sent to the dental lab that makes your permanent bridge. Temporary crowns will be placed over each abutment to protect them.
When your new dental bridge is ready and the abutments are securely fused to your jaw bone, your dentist, Dr. Marilyn Amaral, will call you in for a follow-up appointment. During this appointment the temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.
If you are missing multiple teeth and you’re interested in knowing more about an implanted bridge in Miami, Florida, you should call Foreversmile Dentistry at 305-274-0425 to schedule an appointment.