The loss of multiple teeth in any area of your smile can create feelings of self-consciousness and impair the functions of your mouth. If a traditional dental bridge or denture can’t sufficiently restore your smile’s strength or provide the desired appearance, our dentist may recommend an implant-supported dental bridge to replace multiple lost teeth.
Before beginning the process of placing an implant-supported bridge, we need to gauge the quality of your jaw structure and the amount of existing bone material. The loss of surrounding bone tissue due to dental extraction or the prolonged absence of a tooth can necessitate the need for a bone graft before the implants can be added.
Dr. Eric Dunn places the implants posts by forming a narrow channel through the gums into the bone and then screwing the first dental implant into the jawbone. Our dentist then repeats the process to create the second anchor point farther along in your mouth.
By using dental implants comprised of titanium material, we can ensure that not only is the device biologically safe, but also that it can undergo a process known as osseointegration in which the implant fuses completely with the natural bone.
After osseointegration is complete, we will send an impression of the area to a dental lab to custom create the dental bridge so that it matches the color and shape of your natural teeth.
If you have lost multiple teeth and are debating receiving an implant-supported dental bridge in Oxford, Ohio, please feel free to call Willow Creek Family Dentistry at 513-523-7541 today and arrange a consultation with our experienced dentist and team.