Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can significantly impair the function of your mouth. Fortunately, Dr. Daniel Cannon and the dental restoration specialists at his Tulsa, Oklahoma, clinic can replace these teeth with a dental bridge mounted onto a pair of dental implants.
Unfortunately, in many cases of multiple tooth loss, it also compromises a large amount of the underlying bone structure. To rectify a problem of this magnitude, Dr. Daniel Cannon might recommend a bone graft treatment to replace the lost bone tissue.
The bone graft procedure can often be performed in a single outpatient appointment that requires deep sedation. Afterward, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward while you fully regain your senses.
The grafted bone tissues can be taken from your chin or a reserved surgical-grade cadaver. To install it into your mouth, Dr. Daniel Cannon will make a small incision in your gums to expose the area in need of restoration. The new bone will be set into place and the gums will be sutured closed. As time goes on, your body will naturally integrate the graft into your existing bone structure.
The total duration of the recovery process will depend on your age, overall health, and quality aftercare. Tobacco use can prove to be significantly troublesome for your oral tissues as it can irritate the gums, increase healing time, and potentially cause an infection.
If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and you are interested in restoring multiple lost teeth with a dental implant bridge, you should call 918.743.1351 to schedule a consultation at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.