Dental Implants Tulsa, OK
If you’re looking for tooth replacement options in Tusla, you’ve likely heard of dental implants.
Dental implants are an optimal tooth replacement option because they allow you to replace one or more missing teeth with an artificial tooth that looks and functions just like your natural teeth—and can they last a lifetime! With none of the discomfort, speech problems, chewing difficulties, or other negative side effects, like jaw bone loss, that some other tooth replacement options can have, dental implants let you go back to living life as you did before you lost your tooth or teeth.
Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry in Tulsa You Should Consider Dental Implants When:
Teeth brace each other against the forces of biting and chewing. When one is gone, the others can shift out of place.
Teeth share the load evenly. There is more load for each tooth with fewer teeth, putting teeth at risk for wear and breakage.
Shifting teeth and imbalanced bite forces can increase your risk of developing TMJ.
More Lost Teeth
Shifting teeth can get harder to clean, increasing the risk of gum disease, and with more damaging force, you might lose additional teeth.
A missing tooth is the most visible cosmetic defect in a smile. People jump to conclusions about a person who is missing one or more teeth.
Finding A Smile Solution With Dental Implants
They look just like natural teeth. No one will be able to tell you lost a tooth.
No special cleaning: just brush, floss, and see the dentist.
Implants are made of a titanium root topped with an advanced ceramic crown.
They are anchored independently in the jawbone. They don’t use hooks or clasps and aren’t attached to neighboring teeth.
Unlike dentures and dental bridges, implants stimulate your jawbone to keep it strong.
With proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
Eat all your favorite foods and speak clearly without worrying about dentures that might slip or click.
Can replace one tooth, a few teeth, or all your teeth.
Your body accepts titanium so readily that it incorporates it into your bone.
Dental Implants Process
Dental implants take time, but the process isn’t complicated.
Preparing for Dental Implants
Your mouth may not be ready for them at first. We may need to:
- Remove damaged teeth
- Treat gum disease
- Add bone to support the implant
Placing the Dental Implants
- The dental implant is placed in the jawbone
- The dental crown might be placed the same day
Placing the Dental Crown
- If we didn’t place it right away, the dental crown is placed 4-6 months later when the dental implant is fully integrated into the bone.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Almost everyone who has lost teeth is a candidate, and if you aren’t, you can usually become one with only an extra step or two. Dental implants are the best tooth replacement on the market, so we do everything to make you a candidate. The ideal candidate:
Is in good oral and general health
Not in Good Health? Treatments are available. If gum disease is the reason for your missing teeth, we’ll need to treat it before we can place your implants. If we don’t, it can turn into a peri-implantitis infection which can cause your implant not to heal or loosen and fall out. Treating your gum disease may take a few weeks, but we’ll give you beautiful teeth after you’re good and healthy.
Is a nonsmoker
Smoker? You’ll have to quit while implants heal—and it’s best if you quit altogether.
Has good bone density at the implant site
Limited bone? Bone grafting can make the site ready for implants.
Is committed to caring for dental implants
Are you not committed? We can help you make the commitment or find a better option. For most people, caring for dental implants is as easy as caring for your natural teeth.
Dental Implant FAQ
The cost of your dental implants depends on various factors such as the condition of your gums, if we need to extract teeth, if a bone graft is required, and how many implants we will be placing. For an accurate quote, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 528-3330 or making an appointment online.
élan Tulsa Cosmetic Dentistry
10031 S Yale Ave #104
Tulsa, OK 74137