When multiple teeth are lost in one part of your mouth it can lead to a variety of acute and chronic oral problems. This could include an unattractive smile, alterations in the clarity of your speech as well as an impaired ability to process food before swallowing. If the missing teeth are not restored in a reasonable amount of time it could also lead to orthodontic complications with the neighboring teeth and their partners in your bite pattern.
In a case like this you should consider scheduling an appointment with a doctor like Dr. John McAllister. After assessing the available structure in the area and the general health of your mouth he can help you understand your dental restoration options.
In some of these cases, patients suffering from the loss of multiple teeth will opt to have a dental implant supported bridge installed. This dental restoration process involves a minor oral surgery to install two titanium dental implants.
The required sedation might take a while to fully dissipate. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
The special titanium material used for the dental implants will gradually fuse with the natural bone tissues. At that point, Dr. McAllister can prepare abutments capable of anchoring a dental bridge. Once it has been cemented in place the dental work will restore the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth.
If you live in the Hickory, North Carolina, area and you have lost one or more teeth, you should call 828-322-6731 to explore the dental restoration services offered at McAllister Dentistry.