Find out why more and more people are turning to implants to replace their missing teeth.
Thanks to modern dentistry, in our Claremore and Tulsa office locations, family dentists Dr. Billie Reeder, Dr. Lori Hare, and Dr. Robin Ross can offer a wide range of dental services and restorations. In the past, the only way to replace a tooth or teeth is with a dental bridge or dentures, but patients can now get a tooth replacement that both looks and feels like a real tooth. This restoration is known as a dental implant and here are the factors that will determine whether it’s right for you.
You Want a Long-Lasting Restoration
While there are several ways to replace missing teeth dental implants are truly the only long-lasting restoration that is durable enough to last the rest of your life without ever needing to be replaced. The success lies in the metal implant, which naturally melds together with bone and tissue to make it a fixture within the jawbone. With the proper care, your implant could last the rest of your life.
Preserve Your Jawbone
Since implants are artificial tooth roots they will provide the jawbone with the same stimulation that it would get from real tooth roots so that it can continue to develop healthy, new bone cells. One complication of untreated tooth loss is bone loss, which can affect the shape of your face over time. The only restoration that can prevent bone loss is an implant.
You Don’t Mind Undergoing Surgery
It’s important to decide whether or not you want to go through surgery in order to get a tooth replacement. At our offices in Claremore and Tulsa, we have other nonsurgical ways to treat tooth loss that don’t require invasive procedure. Therefore, if you are squeamish about surgery or just don’t want to go this route it’s important to know now before going through with getting implants.
To put you at ease if you do decide to get dental implants, the surgery that we perform to place implants really isn’t that invasive. We will thoroughly numb the area beforehand with local anesthesia, and conscious sedation can also be administered to help the patient feel more relaxed. The implant procedure usually only takes about 30 minutes to place a single implant.
You are Dedicated to Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
In order to ensure that your implant lasts a long as possible it’s important that you continue to maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing every day and seeing your dentist for routine checkups every six months so that we can also check the health of your implant. While implants cannot get cavities this doesn’t mean that other problems can’t occur that could cause an infection or the implant to fail.
Healthy Smile Dentistry has offices in Claremore and Tulsa, OK, to serve you better. If you are looking to restore your smile with the help of dental implants then call our office today to schedule your no-risk consultation.