Dental Implants in Oklahoma City - Permanently Restore Your Smile
If you are self-conscious because of missing one or more of your teeth, or if you’re tired of dealing with dentures or bridges, talk to your trusted dental team at Nicoma Park Dental in Oklahoma City to see if our high-quality dental implants are an option for you. Once in place, your restorations will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. You can smile with confidence once again.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants offer a proven permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth or several missing teeth. They provide a stable and secure foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that match your natural teeth. Implants are titanium posts that we surgically implant into your jawbone, that mimic the function of your tooth roots. Today, dental implants are the standard for replacing missing teeth because of their incredibly natural results.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Implants have changed the face of dentistry in the last few decades. They offer a long-lasting solution to restore missing teeth, leaving you with a natural appearance and a confident smile.
The main benefit of tooth implants over other replacements is that they function just the same as the original tooth roots. When a tooth is lost, bone loss starts taking place because the tooth root is no longer there to stimulate and stabilize the bone. By using titanium posts which fuse to the bone, you end up with a bond that replicates the one found in nature, which helps preserve the bone.
Replacing missing teeth also protects surrounding teeth. When a gap is left, the neighboring teeth will begin to shift into the empty space, which can affect your tooth alignment and your bite. A bad bite can cause a host of dental problems.
Dental implants offer many advantages including improved appearance, speech, and comfort. You will find chewing easier, meaning you can enjoy all your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. Dental implants are convenient, eliminating the need of removing dentures or having to use adhesives to keep them in place. You will love getting back your smile and your self-confidence.
What Is the Implantation Procedure?
We will begin with a consultation explaining the process and will discuss any sedation options for your comfort. The first step is surgically placing a titanium implant into your jawbone. The implant will fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, which may take a few months.
Once the healing is complete, we will attach an abutment, which is an extension of your implant. After the soft tissue heals, we will take impressions of your mouth to use for constructing your fixed replacements which are carefully matched to surrounding teeth.
The last step is placing your new artificial tooth called a crown onto the abutment. If you are replacing more than one tooth, we will fit you with implant supported dentures or bridges. The entire process will require several months to complete while waiting for healing to take place, but the results are well worth it. During your wait period, we can fit you with temporary tooth replacements so that you won't have to be without teeth a single day.
Begin Your Journey to Restore Your Smile
Call us today at (405) 987-5104 to learn more about implants and if they are right for you. We invite you to call our expert team today to get started on your journey to a confident smile. We are here with the support and expertise you deserve.