Have you recently lost a tooth or received a diagnosis requiring an extraction? If so, your next steps are highly important to your dental future. When you need a prosthodontic replacement, talk with a trusted dental professional about all of your options in order to make an informed decision. A biocompatible dental implant could be the right choice for your smile!
At our practice in Oklahoma City, OK, we can help you to smile with confidence with a beautiful new dental implant. This solution brings you back the ability to bite and chew with an elegant replacement at the location of your tooth loss. Your new smile solution derives its strength from an amazing connection between the tooth and your jaw, using a titanium post. Through a biochemical process called osseointegration, your post will serve as a sturdy foundation for a new prosthetic tooth. Dental implants can help in single-loss situations, as well as up to a full mouth of implant-supported dentures, so talk with your dentist about your needs. You can renew your smile with a gorgeous new implant!
How Dental Implants Give You Back The Missing Piece Of Your Smile
The dental implant placement process takes advantage of a highly interesting biochemical property. Your immune system recognizes certain specific materials as if they were your own body rather than a foreign object. Titanium is one of these materials, and with its combined strength and biocompatibility, it can serve as a strong foundation for the placement of a new prosthodontic solution.
Your provider will first place a threaded titanium post within the bone of your jaw. After a short period of recovery where your bone regrows snugly to the post, you can move on to the next step. A custom new prosthetic tooth is placed at the location by your dentist, giving you a functional and attractive new piece of your smile!
You Can Plan For Future Tooth Loss With Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, it may be just the first of multiple. For patients with age and illness-related tooth loss, you may be anticipating the need for future prosthodontic care. Thankfully, dental implants give you an option that can be expanded to include further replacements. In fact, this technique is bringing new capabilities to the world of whole-mouth replacement. Talk to your dentist about implant-supported bridges and dentures and see if this is the right choice for your smile!
Learn More About The Dental Implant Process With Wayman Family Dentistry
If you have recently lost a tooth, talk to your dentist about whether dental implants are right for you. Speak with a member of our team at Wayman Family Dentistry in Oklahoma City, OK at (405)752-0111 to learn more or schedule an appointment!