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Dental Implants

Affordable Dental Implants Treatment in Broken Arrow, OK

Studies have found that millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, primarily tooth decay. For years the only treatments available for missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available. Dental Implant in Broken Arrow is a procedure that replaces the tooth root with a metal screw and replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like a real ones. Our Broken Arrow Dentist, Dr. Todd Gentling, is very excited to offer the Any Ridge Implant System by MEGA’GEN to the patients of Broken Arrow, OK.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are a titanium post positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows our dentist to mount replacement teeth into that area. It provides a strong foundation for fixed or removable teeth made to match your natural teeth.
Dental implants are comprised of three parts:
  • Crown: It’s a tooth-like part of an implant made of a ceramic material designed to look like a natural tooth.

  • Connector: It’s also called an abutment, used to secure the tooth-like crown of the implant to its base, and it comes in hexagonal or octagonal.

  • Base: A titanium screw fuses with natural bone to provide a safe and stable base.

Our Broken Arrow Implant Dentist, Dr. Todd Gentling, has placed several implants and will explain the details of the implant procedure. We routinely use Dental Implants in Broken Arrow to replace single and multiple missing teeth. Dental implant technology has become a state-of-the-art tooth-replacement solution because of its advantages.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

There are many benefits of Dental Implants, including:
The most significant advantage of dental implants is that it restores chewing power. Most patients can’t differentiate between the natural teeth and the implant tooth.
Dental implants can last as long as conventional restoration on teeth with proper care and maintenance.
When there is no tooth in the space of the jaw bone, it deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. If an implant is not placed in the first year of losing a tooth, the bone area loses 25% of its volume.
A dental implant is placed in your jaw bone like a natural tooth. This helps preserves the jawbone, reduce bone resorption, allow chewing your food better, and speak more clearly.
A dental implant improves your oral health by:

    • Protecting Bone Density.
    • Improving Periodontal Health.
    • Reducing the Risk of Cavities.
    • Prevent Denture-Related Issues.
    • Stop Teeth from Shifting.

How do Dental Implants Work?

The way dental implants are placed depends on the anatomy of your bone structure, the type of implant being used, and the tooth being replaced. Some implant treatment requires two to three appointments and can take up to a year to complete. The steps for dental implant procedure are:
Our Implant Dentist in Broken Arrow, Dr. Todd Gentling, starts with an initial consultation. During this appointment, a comprehensive dental exam is done. An x-ray of your mouth and an impression of your teeth is taken. Later our Broken Arrow Implant Dentist will talk about the treatment plan, procedure steps, time frame, and recovery part.
If your jaw bone isn’t thick enough or is too soft, you may require a bone graft before dental implant surgery. The chewing action of your mouth exerts tremendous pressure on your bone, and if it can’t support the implant, the surgery would likely fail. That’s why a bone graft is required to create a more solid base for Dental Implants in Broken Arrow, OK. If you had a bone graft, it could take 4-12 months before the jaw is ready for the first implant.
Our Implant Dentist makes a cut to open your gum and expose the bone during the placement of Dental Implants in Broken Arrow. Then holes are drilled into the bone where the metal post is being placed. This procedure takes 1-2 hours, and you’ll be asleep thanks to anesthesia.
After the implant has been placed, a temporary crown is placed on the head of the implant. This helps guide the gum tissue to heal and keep the gums away from the implant.
Once the temporary crown has been placed, an abutment is screwed into the implant and will support the crown. The abutment is attached to the dental implant. Our Oral Surgeon reopens your gum to place the abutment to expose the dental implant. And the gum tissue is then closed around, but not over the abutment. After the abutment is placed, your gums must heal for about two weeks before the permanent crown is placed.
At the final stage of the procedure, the tooth-looking part, a crown, is screwed or cemented onto the abutment. As for crowns go, there are two main types of crowns:

  • Removable Crown: Removable crown is white with pink plastic material to stimulate a natural tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. It’s usually mounted on a metal frame and can be removed for daily cleaning.
  • Fixed Crown: With a fixed crown, an artificial tooth is either cemented on or is screwed into the abutment. This fixed crown is much stronger and more stable than the removable crown. Once placed, you will not be able to remove these crowns for cleaning.

After The Procedure: After undergoing the dental implant surgery, you may experience some of the typical discomforts such as:

After Care Tips for Dental Implants:

Most of the Dental Implants Treatment in Broken Arrow is thriving, and there are a few tips to help ensure success and make your implant last.
Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once daily.
Don’t chew hard items such as ice and hard candy, as they can break the crown and your natural teeth.
Dental cleaning and exams every six months can ensure your implant is in good condition.

Learn more about extracting or replacing single or multiple missing teeth by scheduling an appointment at our dental clinic in Broken Arrow or call us at 918-251-8141.

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Lisa G ★★★★★

A wonderful experience. You will be treated wonderfully by all the staff. Lovely Office. Dr. Gentling is engaging and informative through all your treatment process. I was referred by a neighbor and it could not have been a better experience.

Terri P ★★★★★

Great visit to the BA Dentist Office!! any time you get a good results, it’s great visit!! Office staffs were very friendly and my hygienist was very gentle and through, Doctor Gentling was very knowledgeable to pointing out the dark shadows in my front tooth and gave me couple of options.

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