Single Tooth Replacement OR Multi Teeth Replacements
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
At Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman, we offer state-of-the-art dental implant treatment options for patients who have lost a tooth because of tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural-looking teeth. They allow you to live the way you want with confidence and enjoy everyday activities with a big smile.
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The Top Choice to Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are today’s gold standard of tooth replacement. It consists of a very small titanium “post” (the actual implant), which is attached to a lifelike dental crown. The crown is the only part of this tooth-replacement system that is visible in your mouth. The implant itself rests beneath your gum line in the jawbone that used to hold your missing tooth. Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth.
Why Patients Choose Implants
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to health issues such as jawbone deterioration. Not to mention that a full smile makes people feel more confident. Dental implants are also the most natural tooth replacement option.
Reasons for tooth loss can vary, from unforeseen trauma to decay and necessary extraction, but dental implants comprehensively replace lost teeth. Our Norman dental practice places implants in conjunction with either a single crown, a fixed bridge or even complete dentures that allow you to regain full functionality of your bite, maintain the health of your existing teeth and jawbone, and achieve a rejuvenated appearance. We take a patient-centered approach to patient care, ensuring each patient is comfortable and well-informed about their treatment, and make sure you will feel as comfortable as possible during your procedure.
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How Dental Implants Work
Implant-supported restorations are one of the best teeth replacement options available. They are the next best thing to a natural tooth from root to crown and are surgically placed into the jaw, preserving bone. After placement, the implant “post” and surrounding tissue fuse, creating a strong foundation for the restoration. As the implant doesn’t move within the bone, this stable option completely restores your ability to chew as compared to a traditional, removable appliance.
When you choose implant placement, surrounding teeth do not shift due to empty spaces in your smile. This maintains proper alignment and decreases the likelihood of future issues developing that would need further intervention.
Dental Implants by Andrew Wheatley, DDS in Norman
Your journey starts with an initial consultation and an exam before proceeding with treatment. This allows Dr. Wheatley to determine if dental implants are an ideal solution at the moment or if you require preoperative procedures to meet the oral health standards that support lasting results. Patients who are candidates for implants have sufficient jawbone in all dimensions and show no signs of active periodontal disease.
In some cases, Dr. Wheatley works closely with a trusted local oral surgeon and has collaborated with this specialist to ensure effective treatment results for our patients. Dr. Wheatley makes sure to create personalized solutions for each patient, helping them achieve the smiles they wish to have.
If you have missing teeth and would like more information about dental implants, call Tecumseh Ridge Dental at 405-857-6453 to schedule your consultation.
We are here for you – so you can smile with confidence.
Tecumseh Ridge Dental accepts most insurance plans. Financing is available as needed.