After years of use, how is your smile? Does it convey your inner confidence? Are you proud of it? When someone whips out their phone to take a picture, do you flash a wide smile showing your teeth? There could be a number of issues that could impact your smiles, such as tooth decay, periodontitis […]
Optimum Oral Health Includes Exams and Cleanings
If you’ve ever visited our blog, you’ve probably heard the counsel to have dental visits and cleanings twice a year. In fact, dental professionals have been advising the twice-yearly frequency for over 50 years. The American Dental Association counsels people to visit their dentist twice a year as well. Is that an arbitrary schedule? Let’s […]
Are Dentures the Only Answer for Extensive Tooth Loss?
At OKC Smiles, we restore smiles for patients with severe tooth loss. What is total mouth reconstruction? Modern restorative dentistry makes total mouth reconstruction a reality! Total mouth reconstruction restores all the teeth with dental implants and/or implant-anchored dentures. What are dental implants? Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations Dental implants replace the tooth root […]
Implants or Traditional Dentures? Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing
If you want to restore your smile due to extensive tooth loss, you have a key decision. Will you choose conventional dentures? Will you choose tooth implants? There is really no contest when you consider the advantages of implants. Let’s compare conventional removable dentures and dental implant procedures. Feel Dentures sit right on the gums. […]
Will a Dental Implant Cause a Problem With Airport Security?
Airport security checks might be necessary, but they can be a major annoyance. Emptying your pockets. Pulling your laptop out of your carry-on. Taking your shoes off. Some people considering whether to get a dental implant may wonder if it will affect airport security. Let’s answer the questions frequently asked about tooth implants and airport […]
What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?
What are dentures secured by implants? Dentures secured by implants are permanent dentures held in place with permanent metal screws or posts. The metal posts are also called tooth implants or dental implants. Tooth implants can be used in many different ways. In this post, we describe one application for tooth implants; the sturdy base […]
Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing teeth or no teeth at all choose dentures. This is understandable. It’s difficult to eat and speak with no teeth in the mouth. And a toothless mouth is not an attractive look for […]
Go Back In Time
So you’ve lost some teeth and now hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants, you can! For most patients, a tooth implant is the perfect replacement for both the root and crown of a […]
Are Dental Implants Experimental?
Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few […]
You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures
Dental implants like those available at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City have solved the problem of loose-fitting dentures. Instead of relying on weak suction and dental adhesive to keep ordinary dentures in place, dental implants can anchor full or partial dentures. They are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a […]