Tulsa Family Dental provides quality Implant Restorations to patients in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and surrounding areas of Oklahoma using the latest technology. By replacing a missing tooth with a permanent dental implant, you can restore the look and function of your tooth. There are many reasons to consider an Implant Restoration, including disease, injury, or an upgrade of existing dentures or bridges. Implants are convenient because they are permanently anchored into place using a high quality titanium post. They are then fitted with a replacement tooth or bridge, which is screwed or cemented into place. This method ensures that the tooth, or teeth, will be stable and not shift or move around.
Dentures have the habit of sliding around as well, which can often lead to sore gums. This can be prevented by choosing an Implant Restoration. To discover if you are a good candidate for an Implant Restoration, a few screenings will be performed to make sure that a dental implant is the right option. By measuring bone density and taking a series of x-rays, Dr. Warlick can decide if your bone structure will be able to hold the titanium post securely in place. If you are qualified, he will then discuss the different options of implant crowns, bridges, or dentures, depending on your needs.
Implant Restoration is an outpatient surgery performed by Dr. Warlick at Tulsa Family Dental. It will take several hours to complete. After your procedure, you’ll undergo a waiting period of about six months, which allows for bone growth to develop around the post. After this occurs, the titanium post will be firmly anchored into your jaw. Once your gums are completely healed, you will then be fitted with an artificial tooth that will mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to ensure that your new Implant Restoration will last as long as possible. Just like real teeth, they will require brushing, flossing, and checkups with Dr. Warlick.