Redoing a Bridge With Dental Implants – Linda’s Story

Redoing a Bridge With Dental Implants – Linda’s Story


For my four front teeth I have a bridge and I
have a problem in that I had some decay underneath the bridge. So, the problem is that that bridge can’t be replaced so I need
to have the teeth underneath removed. So, that’s gonna involve three implants and then a new bridge. So, it’s gonna involve some extensive work. But, I’m just very fortunate that I’m able to have that done so that I don’t lose my
four front teeth. At first, when I came in a week ago after my bridge came out I was told that implants probably
weren’t a possibility. That I’d just have to have a partial with
my four front teeth. Well, I knew that if that happened I’d have a lot of bone loss. So, I was very excited to learn
yesterday that implants were a possibility. I’m looking
very forward to the fact that this is gonna be a permanent solution. My understanding of the process is that I
will have the surgery scheduled and have the three teeth removed and at that time have a partial. So, I have four front teeth and then the
implants will be done that same day. And then three months later, the new teeth will be — the new teeth and the bridge — will
be attached to the implants at that time. It’s a three-month healing process. I’m not nervous about the process at all. I’m very excited about the fact that Dr. Harrell can do the entire process himself. The extractions, the bone grafting, the implants. I moved to Charlotte eight
years ago and this is where I started coming when I moved here so I feel very comfortable and confident in Dr. Harrell’s work.

Author: Kevin Mason

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