Untreated cavities and severe dental trauma can sometimes result in the loss of one or more teeth. Even if you learn to live with decreased oral function and changes in the appearance of your smile, you could still be at increased risk of suffering long-term complications with the alignment of your remaining teeth.
As time goes on the structural void in the area could cause the nearby teeth to turn or drift out of their natural orientation in your bite pattern. As the alignment issue continues to progress the related teeth in your dentition could suffer from chipped tooth enamel and dental fractures.
If you have recently lost one or more teeth, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a doctors like Dr. Peter Warshawsky and Dr. Eric Driver. In many of these cases, a dental implant supported dental bridge can be used to replace multiple teeth.
The treatment process involves a minimally invasive procedure to insert a pair of titanium dental implants into the underlying bone structure. Once this is done a natural process known as osseointegration will gradually fuse the titanium material to the surrounding bone tissues.
At this point our doctors will prepare two abutments capable of supporting a dental bridge. Once it has been cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive it will restore the physical function of your missing teeth while preventing further complications.
If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you are missing multiple teeth, you should call 760-674-4410 to set up a consultation appointment at Periodontics of the Desert.