Untreated gum disease, tooth decay and significant oral trauma can sometimes result in the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. Patients experiencing this level of tooth loss often suffer from inefficient oral function and could potentially notice a change in their appearance as well as clarity of speech.
In a scenario such as this, you should consider scheduling a consult with a oral and maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Joseph Fullmer. After assessing the available oral structure in the area he can help you understand your dental restoration options.
If you want something more permanent than a removable partial denture, Dr. Joseph Fullmer might recommend installing a dental implant supported bridge.
This treatment process starts with performing a minor oral surgery to install a pair of titanium dental implants into the underlying bone structure. Once the local gum tissues healed and the dental implants have integrated with the bone tissues, he can start the next phase of the dental restoration.
This involves Dr. Joseph Fullmer attaching two abutments capable of supporting a dental bridge. This piece of dental work will replicate the original teeth. Once it has been cemented into place you can enjoy the essential function of your once missing teeth.
If you live in the Heber, Utah, area and you are missing multiple teeth, you should consider calling 435-315-2050 to explore the dental restorations available through Aspire Surgical.