For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Oklahoma City denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.
Today, Moore dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.
The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:
Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth. This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)
Oklahoma City dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Oklahoma City dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.
If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Oklahoma City or cosmetic dental financing, call OKC Smiles at 405-634-7303. OKC Smiles is a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:
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