If your smile is incomplete because you have one or more missing teeth, you’re not alone. Millions of adults live with the difficulty and the self-consciousness of missing teeth. However, thanks to dental implants, this need not be the case. With dental implants, Dr. Joe Isaacson has restored many a smile in and around Oklahoma City, OK, and he can do the same for you!
Dental Implants for a Natural-looking Smile
Although there are other types of tooth restoration—crown and bridgework, full and partial dentures—a dental implant is the most lifelike replacement. That’s because dental implants not only replace the crown of a tooth (the part that’s visible), but the root, too. As such, you have a tooth replacement that looks natural and provides the stability you want for when you speak and eat.
People having missing teeth for a number of reasons—extensive tooth decay, traumatic injury, root canal failure, congenital defects and gum disease. No matter the reason, replacing missing teeth is important. You’ll consult with Dr. Isaacson to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants. If yes, then you are on your way back to having a complete and healthy smile.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Your dental implant procedure begins with the surgical implantation of a titanium post in the jawbone beneath the open tooth socket. This post not only serves as the “root” of your new tooth, but also stimulates the jawbone, thereby averting bone deterioration. As you heal, the post and your jawbone fuse together in a process called osseointegration. Dr. Isaacson will likely place a temporary crown over the post until you’ve healed. Then, you’ll return to our office for Dr. Isaacson to place your custom-designed, hand-crafted permanent crown.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about how a dental implant can restore your smile, then call the office of Dr. Joe Isaacson. We conveniently serve patients in Oklahoma City, OK, as well as the surrounding communities of Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang and beyond.