Dental Implants for OKC Residents
If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to injury, decay, or periodontal disease, you understand the negative impact that your condition can have on your everyday life. With an incomplete set of teeth, even the simplest of actions become difficult, if not impossible. Speech can become slurred, and eating a complete diet can be painful and exceedingly challenging. In addition, missing teeth can drastically diminish your sense of self-confidence. Fortunately, our Oklahoma City restorative dentistry offers a permanent tooth replacement solution that looks and feels completely natural: dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw. Its purpose is to serve as a sturdy anchor for a custom prosthetic restoration. Following placement of the implant, the jaw bone begins to grow around it, a process known as osseointegration. Following a period of healing, your restoration will be placed atop the secure implant.
Dental implants can be used to support a variety of different prosthetic tooth replacements. For a single missing tooth, a beautifully crafted crown will be used, and multiple missing teeth can be replaced with an implant-retained crown. For edentulous patients, or those who are missing all of their teeth, dental implants can be used to secure a full denture.
Dental Implant Benefits
Dental implants improve your oral health in more ways than one. Because the bone in the jaw requires stimulation from tooth roots, it begins to deteriorate over time when one or more teeth are lost. With dental implants, the bone tissue receives sufficient stimulation to remain healthy, thereby reducing the risk of further tooth loss.
When your jaw bone is healthy and full, your facial contours are preserved. This means that patients with dental implants can avoid the older, sunken look often associated with other tooth replacement options.
Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation
If you are missing one or more teeth and you'd like to explore the possibilities afforded by dental implants, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced, highly trained team. With help from Dr. Mitchell and his caring staff, you can once again enjoy a complete set of beautiful teeth. Conveniently located at 4200 W. Memorial Rd, Ste 809, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120,we are privileged to serve families from the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.