If you are missing more than one tooth, Dr. Mark Ryser and Dr. Richard Shamo may suggest an implant-supported dental bridge in Lehi, Utah, to restore the beauty and function of your smile. This restoration is similar to a dental bridge, but the bridge is supported by dental implants instead of by crowns placed on natural teeth.
Before treatment starts, Dr. Mark Ryser and Dr. Richard Shamo will perform an examination of your smile. X-rays and impressions will be taken, and your medical and dental history will be reviewed. If everything is in order, our cosmetic surgeon will first surgically place two or more dental implant posts into your jawbone. You may have up to one implant for each missing tooth placed. The jawbone is then given time to heal and fuse with the dental implant post, making it a permanent part of your smile. An abutment is screwed onto the dental implant. A series of crowns that are connected to form a bridge is custom made for your smile. The shade of the restoration will be matched to the natural color of your smile. Once the restoration is complete, it is attached to the abutment.
We encourage you to contact Aspire Surgical today at 801-768-1155 to learn more and to schedule a consultation.