Dental Implants – Oklahoma City, OK
The Value of a Lifelong Tooth Replacement
No matter the cause of tooth loss, prompt replacement is crucial to maintain oral health and prevent the loss of more teeth later on. Dental implants provide a comprehensive replacement, giving you back the visible crown as well as its supporting root structure. Dental implants closely mimic your natural tooth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile without the worry of missing teeth or an ill-fitting replacement. Whether you need a single tooth implant or a full set of implants, Bluff Creek Dental can help guide you through your treatment. Dr. Crowley provides full-service dental implant care for Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!
Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to completing your smile, dental implants offer a number of other benefits. These include:
- Longevity. With proper oral hygiene care and regular dental checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Complete tooth replacement. Unlike a bridge or denture that only replaces the visible portion of a tooth, implants stand in for the root and crown.
- A high rate of success. Dental implants enjoy a nearly 98 percent success rate.
- Form and Function. Implants don’t only look completely natural, they also perform more like natural teeth.
- Independent tooth replacement. Dental implants stand alone in your mouth and do not require alteration to nearby teeth.
Indications for Dental Implants
Most people qualify to have dental implants. If you enjoy good general health and you will stick to a strict oral hygiene routine, then dental implants could be right for you whether you are missing one or more teeth.
Missing Single Tooth
If you are missing a single tooth, then Dr. Crowley will place one implant to support an implant-retained crown. The implant will be positioned to take advantage of the most bone density at the site.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For several missing teeth, two dental implants can support a bridge consisting of crowns that attach to the implants and false teeth that fill the gap in your smile.
Missing All Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth along one arch, then implant-retained dentures, All-On-4 or Teeth in a Day could be the perfect solution. You and Dr. Crowley will decide with option is best for your particular set of circumstances, your lifestyle and your budget.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants do cost more up front than a bridge or denture. However, they also offer benefits that cannot be achieved with other tooth replacement options, making them a valuable investment with the potential to last a lifetime.
Factors that influence the cost of dental implants include:
- The price tag on the implant
- The number of implants required
- The fee for oral surgery
Dental implants are completed in two phases: placement and restoration. While many dental offices rely on referrals to complete the initial implantation, Dr. Crowley is highly trained and experienced in the placement of dental implants. That means you’ll likely never have to leave the comfort of Bluff Creek Dental throughout your dental implant treatment.
To place your dental implants, Dr. Crowley examines the extent of your tooth loss and puts together your treatment plan. With the help of local anesthesia and sedation as needed, you will relax throughout the dental implant procedure in our state-of-the-art office. Each implant is strategically placed, the gum is closed, and the recovery period begins. Over a span of several months, the jawbone grows around the dental implant, providing superior stability for your smile. Once the process is complete, you return to our office for the final restoration of your dental implant(s). Learn more about the about the differences that patient's and doctor's face when dealing with single tooth implants in comparison to implants for multiple teeth.