Esthetically, dental implants can look like your natural teeth. Dental implants are particularly good option if the teeth adjacent to the gap are in good condition and are healthy and strong. They are the best option to replace a missing tooth.
With an alternative treatment such as a dental bridge, these teeth would need to be cut down and shaped and subsequently crowned to support the bridge. Additionally, a dental bridge does nothing to and in time as the jawbone resorts and unsightly gap may develop underneath the replacement tooth or pontic on a bridge.
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 anywhere in your late teens to early twenties. For many, these teeth present a problem.
Dental implants must be inserted into a certain amount of healthy bone to ensure they will be held firmly in place while they gradually integrate with the bone during the osteointegration process. 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.
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Facial injuries can range from injuries of 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 serious medical procedure done that is invasive in nature, you receive some kind of anesthesia before it begins. If you have ever had any dental work done, you have most likely already experienced local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is the substance that numbs your lips and your gums. While this level of anesthesia might be appropriate for limited procedures, more invasive treatment requires a deeper level of anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable. There are different kinds of anesthesia that are used depending upon the procedure in question. In all cases, anesthesia is administered by Dr. Atkins and his anesthesia team.
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.