If multiple tooth are missing, they are most appropriately replaced with dental implants. Replacing the missing teeth restores the integrity, balance, bite, and smile of the mouth. Dental implants are good options for replacing multiple teeth, the implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact while preserving your facial structure. During surgery when placing the dental implant, Dr. Willardsen will make an incision to open your gum and expose the bone. Holes are drilled into the bone where the dental implant metal post will be placed. Since the post will serve as the tooth root, it's implanted deep into the bone. Often times bone grafting may be required at the time of extractions to place the implants. 

When osseous integration is complete, you may need additional surgery to place the abutment, the piece where the crown will eventually attach. This minor surgery is typically done with local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance and structure. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants is quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement. A thorough examination will determine if you are a candidate for multiple implants, teeth-in-an-hour, and which kind of prosthetic reconstruction is appropriate for you.