Owasso Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium alloy) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by Dr. Ward– a specialist of the gums and supporting bone provides families in Owasso, dental implants. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial tissues.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb and you are comfortably asleep with IV sedation dentistry, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal for 6 months while the bone grows to the outer surface of the implant. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post or abutement” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.
Owasso Dental Implants Done Right!
Patients in Owasso looking to get Dental Implants, you will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant. Contact us today for more information about dental implants.