Dental Implants – El Reno, OK
The Last Tooth Replacement You’ll Need
When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are truly in a class of their own. They don’t just restore missing teeth, they help a patient feel like their teeth were never gone in the first place. Here at El Reno Family Dentistry, we’ve used implants to help countless patients recover single, multiple, and an entire mouthful of teeth for decades to come. Your days of dealing with an incomplete smile are numbered, and to learn more about how dental implants from our El Reno, OK dentist could help you turn back the clock, contact us today.
Why Choose El Reno Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Custom-Made Restorations That Last for Decades
- Partnered with the Best Local Specialists
- Friendly Care That Puts Your Comfort First
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant isn’t actually a prosthetic tooth, but rather a small, titanium post. This is placed into the jawbone in the space left by an absent tooth, where it then bonds with the surrounding tissue through a natural process called osseointegration. Essentially, the implant becomes a brand-new root, which can serve as the foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture, ensuring a patient’s new teeth never move out of place.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When a patient chooses to get dental implants, they also choose to enjoy a number of benefits they just won’t experience with other prosthetics, including:
- Implanted teeth are anchored within thick bone just like real teeth, so they never shift during speaking or eating.
- Because they sit within the gum line rather than on top of it, implanted teeth look extremely natural, and they don’t have obvious attachments that stick out in the smile.
- The jaw normally starts to shrink after tooth loss because the bone isn’t being stimulated by the tooth roots while chewing. Implants halt this process, keeping the entire row of teeth more stable while also helping a patient maintain a more youthful appearance.
- With just regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, an implant can be trusted to last for 30 years or more.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Any patient hoping to replace their missing teeth can be a good candidate for dental implants. All that’s required is relatively good oral health and a jawbone that’s thick enough to support the new roots. After giving you an exam, our team can help you choose which of the following options would best suit your needs.
Missing Single Tooth
Rather than reshaping the teeth on either side of the missing one to place a bridge, an implant can be positioned and topped with a custom crown. This is more conservative because it doesn’t require any healthy teeth to be shaved down.
Missing Multiple Teeth
You don’t have to get an implant for each missing tooth. Instead, just one to two posts can be used to support a bridge or partial denture. With implants, these prosthetics are much more stable and comfortable compared to traditional removable ones.
Missing All Teeth
All it takes is just four to six implants to bring back an entire row of teeth. A full denture can be attached to the posts, giving a patient a bite strength that is much more similar to natural teeth compared to a regular denture.
How Dental Implants Work
To ensure a successful and comfortable implant process, our dental office works with a local specialist to perform the surgical portion of the treatment, where the new roots are placed into the jawbone. After a patient’s mouth has healed (which usually takes a few months), they’ll return to El Reno Family Dentistry to have their custom-made restoration(s) placed. This approach ensures that our patients enjoy the absolute highest quality care from start to finish.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
We extensively personalize every dental implant treatment we provide. Because of this, the price can vary quite a bit depending on factors such as:
- How many implants are being placed
- Where they will be located within the mouth
- If any preparatory treatments are needed (such as gum disease therapy or extractions)
When you come to see us for a consultation, we’ll give you an exam and discuss all pricing information so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We’ll also help you figure out the best way to use your insurance/financing options so your new teeth will fit easily into your budget.