Dental Implants in Oklahoma City
For many patients, having one or more missing teeth is a stark reality. Sometimes this happens because of an injury and sometimes because of poor oral health and sometimes for another reason entirely. Regardless of why it’s happened, though, replacing what you’ve lost is important. And one of the best ways to replace a single tooth or an entire row of teeth is with dental implants from Dr. Isaacson.
What Makes Dental Implants Different?
A single dental implant replaces a missing tooth as well as the missing root underneath. Why is that important? Because tooth roots play an important role in oral health. Besides anchoring teeth to your jaw, roots also stimulate bone growth so that your jaw stays healthy throughout your life.
When a tooth and its root fall out, though, the jawbone begins to atrophy, because there’s no root to encourage new bone growth. Eventually, as the jaw weakens, nearby healthy teeth may also be lost. A dental implant stops this process by encouraging healthy bone regeneration, allowing patients to maintain a full facial profile and prevent a sagging appearance from developing over time.
A Versatile Restorative Dental Option for Oklahoma City and Beyond
Besides mimicking nature’s design, dental implants are an incredibly versatile restorative dentistry service. Dr. Isaacson of Oklahoma City can place and restore multiple implants with a crown, bridge, partial denture, or even a full denture. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, there’s no limit to what we can replace with this versatile and effective restorative service.
The Dental Implant Process
Before dental implants, missing teeth had to be replaced with conventional bridges or dentures, which rely on neighboring teeth for support. These methods have come a long way—offering patients very natural-looking and stable results—a dental implant is the only solution that does not affect surrounding teeth and also helps prevent jawbone deterioration.
A dental implant procedure with implant dentist Dr. Isaacson can be completed in two phases. In the placement phase, one or more dental implants will be placed in the jaw, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. Then, after a healing period, Dr. Isaacson can finish your procedure with the restoration phase. At this point, your new crown, bridge, partial, or denture will be attached and your procedure completed.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
As long as adequate bone density is present, dental implants can provide an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. Speak, eat, and smile confidently with implant-supported teeth that function and look like natural teeth. An initial consultation with Dr. Isaacson will determine whether you’re a candidate. As an implant dentist, Dr. Isaacson provides excellent implant care for patients from Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.
Our patient presented to our office missing teeth on her left side. She requested dental implants instead of dentures.
Patient had been wearing a partial denture for 30 years. She decided to replace those missing teeth with two dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth with permanent bridges