An Innovative Solution for Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can be an embarrassing problem but Drs. Marti Levinson and Carla Sullivan offer patients in Tulsa a permanent solution. Dental implants can restore both the appearance and function of your mouth with replacement teeth that look and feel natural.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium cylinders (rods) that are surgically placed in the jaw bone. They act as an anchor for a porcelain crown (false tooth). Once the metal cylinder implant is placed, it must be left for several months to heal. Once integrated with the jaw bone, our doctors will restore the implant with a crown.
What Is Dental Implant Restoration?
The process of getting a dental implant takes two dental professionals. Most patients get their dental implant surgically placed by an oral surgeon. The second part of the process is restoring the dental implant. This is completed by a family or general dentist. Dr. Levinson and Dr. Sullivan work closely with oral surgeons in Tulsa to help plan out your best implant experience before completing the process by fitting the implant with a restoration.
What Are the Alternatives to Dental Implants?
Dentures and dental bridges as alternatives to dental implants however most patients prefer implants as they are permanent, look and feel natural, fill a hole in the jaw that may otherwise cause a decrease in jaw bone density, and allow for the patient to eat and chew whatever foods they desire.
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Some patients with dentures may benefit from having their dentures stabilized using mini dental implants. These types of dental implants are smaller versions of the original and are placed with the intent to connect the patient’s denture on top. Once the denture is secured to the dental implant, the patient can talk and chew without the worry of their dentures slipping out or making clicking noises. Many Tulsa patients have enjoyed the benefits of stabilizing their dentures with dental implants.
If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to find out if you are a good candidate for them, contact our Tulsa dental office for an implant consultation today!