Bridgework used to be the main form of dental restoration for a missing tooth. This dental apparatus is only as strong as the two teeth that anchor it. In the last few decades, dental technology has advanced so that dental implants are available and better than ever. This is the most attractive option to most patients because these appliances look and function just like your natural teeth and can last you for the rest of your life
Dental implants consist of a titanium abutment post which is implanted into your tooth socket. This replicates the strength of the original root of the tooth. In order for this to be possible, however, there needs to be sufficient bone structure in the area to fully anchor the implant abutment.
If it’s been awhile since you lost your tooth, you may find that your jawbone has been weakened. If that is the case, you might need a bone graft.
You can be deeply sedated during the procedure so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. The bone will likely come from a certified donor or from a part of your chin. Your oral surgeon,Dr. Mo Banki, will then install the bone graft by making an incision in your and inserting the graft in place. Remember to arrange for someone to have someone drive you and help at home until you have fully regained your senses.
If you are in the Warwick, Rhode Island area and are in need of a dental implant, do not hesitate to call 401-739-5500 to book a session at MSL Surgery. We can examine the state of your jaw and recommend any appropriate course of treatment. We’re here to help!