If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our friendly and outgoing team at OKC Smiles can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants. A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made […]
I’m Sterling Stalder of OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants”. Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Oklahoma City area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a […]
Hello. I am Dr. Sterling Stalder. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health. Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around […]
Hello Oklahoma City visitors, welcome to OKC Smiles. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Moore: dental bridges. While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Moore dental patients, they are not problem-free. Many Oklahoma people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This […]
Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of Oklahoma City people who have lost many or all of their teeth. However, Grandpa’s old-school false teeth are not the optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can […]
Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Oklahoma City area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental trouble. Dr. Mark Phan, considered one of the best dentists in Oklahoma, has skill with cosmetic and best restorative care. […]
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.
Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?
If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is essential to look at the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.
Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for Oklahoma denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.
The dental implants available in the Oklahoma City and Norman areas are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Implants can also act as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.