Esthetically, dental implants look like your natural teeth. They are a particularly good option if the teeth adjacent to the gap are in good condition. Dental implants are the best option to replace missing teeth.
With an alternative treatment such as a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth must be cut down, shaped and crowned to support the bridge. An unsightly gap may develop underneath the replacement tooth.
Your wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the teeth in the very back of your mouth. They are the last to erupt, often emerging in your late teens to early twenties. For many people, these teeth present a problem and must be removed.
Bone grafting may be performed to prepare the site for dental implant therapy. This is an extremely common procedure that helps to ensure treatment will be successful. Dental implants must be inserted into a certain amount of healthy bone. This ensures the implant will be held firmly in place while gradually integrating with the bone.
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma. This includes motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Facial injuries can range from injuries to teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).
Whenever you have a medical procedure done that is invasive in nature, prior to surgery you will likely receive some type of anesthesia. If you have had dental work done, you have most likely already experienced local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is the procedure that numbs your lips and gums. More invasive treatment generally requires a deeper level of anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable. There are different kinds of anesthesia that are available, depending upon the procedure.
Multiple tooth implants can be used to support quite large bridges. Where multiple teeth are missing in the same location, two or more dental implants can be used to support a bridge, making it an economical long-term solution for replacing multiple missing teeth.
An initial examination with Dr.Atkins will discover if multiple teeth implants is the right treatment for you. During this consultation, Dr. Atkins will talk about the treatment to ensure you understand the procedure more thoroughly and how it could help you. If you decide to go ahead then the next step is to take a cone beam CT scan and dental x-rays.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone. Procedure is extremely complex to perform. Dr. Atkins, a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, will use one of several different techniques to help replace the missing bone.