Dental Implants – Oklahoma City, OK
A Modern Solution for Missing Teeth
Compared to alternatives, dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. These prosthetics act as the roots for missing teeth, making them highly sturdy and durable. Furthermore, all of our dentists use a cone beam scanner for the implant process. Whether you need one new tooth or All-On-4 implant dentures, their success rate is over 95%! We’ll happily tell you more about dental implants in Oklahoma City if you’re interested in learning more. Just keep reading or book a visit to either our Oklahoma City or Yukon dental office!
Why Choose First Impressions Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Entire Dental Implant Process Completed In-House
- Trained & Experienced Dentists with Artistic Eyes
- Advanced Dental Technologies & Methods
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, screw-like posts made from titanium. Dentists place them into the jaw sockets where your missing teeth once were. In doing so, they have the prosthetics act as substitute tooth roots.
A defining trait of dental implants is their permanence. Given their biocompatible titanium, they encourage the jawbone to grow around them. This process – osseointegration – ensures the prosthetics remain steady and secure, sturdily supporting any number of prosthetic teeth. However, it ultimately takes months to finish.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants require a multi-step placement process. As such, you can expect the following:
- Initial Dental Implant Consultation – You’ll meet with our dentists for an implant consultation. This visit lets them see if you qualify for treatment.
- Dental Implant Surgery – Our office will proceed with the placement if you’re a good implant candidate. This step occurs in-house, allowing you to work with our team the whole time.
- Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – After placing the implants, we'll give you 4-6 months to heal from surgery. This time also allows the implants to bond with your jawbone naturally.
- Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) – Following your recovery, we’ll place your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture over your implant. You’ll then get to enjoy the many perks of treatment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
You can expect several benefits from dental implants when treatment is over. Of course, these naturally include day-to-day ones like a fully-restored smile and the confidence that goes with it. However, you’ll also receive health advantages like a stronger jawbone and a healthier mouth. The implants will even save you money due to their long lifespan and low-maintenance needs. Taken together, such advantages will greatly improve your overall quality of life!
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Ultimately, dental implants can help most people who suffer tooth loss. It doesn’t matter how many teeth you’ve lost or where they are in the arches. That said, you need good oral health to qualify for treatment; implants won’t work otherwise. Our dental office will need to assess your candidacy before moving forward. If we think implants suit you, we can devise a customized treatment plan. Alternatively, our team can provide preliminary work to make you an implant candidate later.
Missing One Tooth
If you’re only missing one tooth, our office suggests getting a single implant and crown. This option places just one post into the jawbone. Once fused, the implant can then be covered with a customized crown of 100% dental porcelain. The result will be a prosthetic with the strength and appearance of a natural tooth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For implant work involving multiple adjacent teeth, an implant bridge is your best bet. This restoration anchors to implants instead of natural pearly whites. More specifically, it uses posts on either side of the gap to support a row of prosthetic teeth. This fact means you can substitute your several lost teeth with just two dental implants.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Implant dentures are ideal when you’re missing a whole arch of teeth. With this procedure, a dentist places four to six dental implants to anchor a full denture. Compared to a traditional one, however, this denture relies on titanium posts for security. As such, it’s much more stable and won’t slip or fall.
It’s also possible to inquire about All-On-4, as our team will be happy to use the densest areas of your jawbone to support a newly created denture. Using only four titanium posts, you can avoid bone grafting, which is often necessary for traditional implants.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
In reality, the cost of dental implants in Yukon varies from one patient to the next. You’ll have to consult our office for an exact treatment estimate. At that time, we can lay out the factors that will impact your implants’ final price. Our team will walk you through options for making these new teeth affordable. These can range from insurance benefits to in-house financing plans and more. You can trust that your implant results will be budget-friendly!