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Your teeth are held securely in their sockets by a series of incredibly strong periodontal ligaments. Unfortunately, there are rare instances when a severe blow to the face can carry so much force that it severs the ligaments and results in the loss of one or more teeth. When this happens, the teeth in question are usually so severely damaged that they cannot be implanted back into the sockets and they are lost.

One of the most effective ways of replacing these teeth is to have a pair of titanium dental implant abutments installed into your mouth. These will later securely anchor an eventual dental bridge.

The implant procedure is usually performed requires deeply sedated for their own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment.

To place the implants, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually bond with the surrounding bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration.

Once your gums have healed and the implant has been integrated into the surrounding bone, your dentist, Dr. Faith Cousins, can cast an impression of the void and the two titanium abutments. This will be sent to an off-site dental lab where a dental bridge is custom made to match your smile.

If you have had multiple teeth knocked out in one area of your mouth, you should call Faith Cousins DDS at 301-589-2714 to ask about a dental implant bridge in Silver Spring, Maryland.