How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants use tiny titanium supports to replace the root of a missing tooth before the implant is attached. After that, your gums are folded around the implant to make it look as natural as possible. In the immediate aftermath of your procedure, you may be given a dental crown or dental bridge, but over time the implant will fuse with the bone.
The implant restorations are created to match the look and feel of the original tooth nearly to perfection. When the final implant is put in place you’ll have an all-new smile with a totally reconstructed tooth – from root to crown – in place!
In some cases, a dental implant may not be an option to replace a missing tooth. If that’s the case for you, Dr. Grace will go over other options that fit your budget and lifestyle. In other cases, an implant may be an option but not just yet due to bone loss. If this is the case, she may recommend bone grafting.
The titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it fuses with the jawbone like a natural root.
Dr. Grace is Here to Help!
Dr. Grace is a highly skilled dentist and trained in the field of implant dentistry. She cares deeply about every patient's well being and wants each patient to smile with confidence and enjoy the foods they love. If you have any questions about the procedure, insurance, costs or financing, please give us a call today!
Other Types of Implants
Implant Supported Bridges
For patients who may be missing one or more adjacent teeth, implant-supported bridges can be a great replacement option. Implants are much stronger and may be recommended by your dentist over traditional dental bridges. Depending on the damage of surrounding teeth and gums, implant supported bridges may even save patients from full or partial dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
If you're already missing most of your teeth, experience a lot of pain in your gums, or area denture wearer, than implant supported dentures may be a great option for you. Implant supported dentures are securely attached with multiple implants. There is also no roof plate like dentures, so you confidently eat and taste all of the food you love.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a less invasive option for people missing one or more teeth. Mini implants are about half the size of traditional implants but do essentially the same thing. Because the implants are fused to your jaw bone, the replacement teeth stay securely in place and won’t slip during eating or speaking.
Smile Restoration Consultation
Dental implants, mini dental implants, and implant-supported dentures are often the preferred methods for teeth replacement in Oklahoma City. These restorations don’t shift or slip the way traditional dentures do. Replacing your teeth is a big decision, but typically never a regretful one. Contact Grace Jun Dentistry for a consultation on tooth replacement options and dental implants in OKC.