Implant-Retained Bridge – Oklahoma City, OK
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today!
Tooth loss is a common problem for many Americans despite the latest innovations in dentistry. If you’re along those who have lost a couple of teeth over the years, you now have more options than ever to rebuild your smile. Besides traditional treatments, an implant-retained bridge in Oklahoma City is a preferred solution to treat tooth loss. Dr. Isaacson has undergone advanced training in tooth replacement treatments, like bridge and crowns. Not to mention, he can also perform the entire dental implant process in-office. No matter your needs, he can turn back the hands of time to rebuild your smile.
Non-Implant Replacement Options
Traditional tooth replacement options only mimic the portions of your teeth visible above your gum line. This provides a convenient and effective solution to treat tooth loss. Dr. Isaacson will perform a comprehensive consultation and discuss your desired results to create a customized treatment plan.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap placed over the entire visible portion of a tooth. Often, it’s used to repair a damaged tooth or prevent one from breaking, but they can also be used along with other treatments, like a bridge or dental implant.
A fixed bridge can be used to replace 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Isaacson takes an impression of your mouth to create prosthetic teeth to replicate those you’ve lost. The bridge is held in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. Although this is effective, you will need to permanent alter healthy teeth.
Dental Implant Restoration Process
As an alternative to using crowns to support your bridge, a dental implant can be used at either end to support it. Titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as new roots. This allows you to enjoy exceptional benefits that aren’t possible with a traditional bridge, but you’ll need to undergo a multi-step treatment process. Although it can take several months to complete, it’s time well spent.
During the first phase of your treatment, the implant posts are placed into your jaw. Acting as new roots, they stimulate your bone, allowing your jaw to fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. After your jawbone has healed, your bridge is attached to the posts using special connectors called abutments.
Caring for Your New Smile
Your dental implants can last for decades with the right care over the years. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate. You can help ensure your dental implants in Oklahoma City thrive by following a few simple tips:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes.
- Floss your teeth and dental implants daily.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Don’t smoke.
- Don’t drink alcohol in excess.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with the trusted dentist in Oklahoma City, Dr. Isaacson.