Did you know that missing teeth can lead to bone loss? Without tooth roots to support, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, and that’s not the only issue you’ll face, either. Chances are higher that you will lose even more teeth. There’s also increased risk of gum disease and cavities. The good news is that dental implants can fix all of these problems and more!
Modern-day dental implants have been used for more than three decades. The procedure begins by embedding titanium posts into the jawbone that mimic actual tooth roots. Because titanium is a biocompatible material, bone will naturally grow around it. Porcelain crowns can then be placed on top of the dental implants, fully restoring the tooth. In addition to crowns, implants can also be used to support bridges, partials, and dentures to replace even more teeth.
Once your implant restoration is complete, you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking set of teeth—and you can trust the restoration to last for 30 years or more.
To learn more about this treatment and how it could rebuild your smile, contact us today.
A single missing tooth might seem like a minor problem, but left untreated, it can easily lead to all of the issues we touched on above. Fortunately, replacing one with a dental implant is nice and straightforward. Once the new root is positioned within the jawbone, it’s just a matter of attaching a porcelain crown to the top of it. Our implant crowns are custom-made for every patient, so they can be trusted to seamlessly blend with the smile, both in function and appearance.
Traditionally, dental bridges were the go-to treatment for bringing back multiple missing teeth. The only problem was that a dentist needed to cut down two healthy teeth in order for one to stay in place. Dental implants now allow Dr. Voto to close the gap in your smile while leaving the rest of your teeth intact. Two implant crowns can be placed on either side of the missing ones, and these will provide support to secure prosthetic teeth within the smile, bringing back strength and stability to the bite.
If you’re ready to STOP dealing with a denture that is constantly moving around in your mouth, dental implants are the solution you’ve been waiting for. Using multiple dental implants, Dr. Voto can secure a full set of prosthetic teeth directly to the jawbone, providing a hold and security a traditional denture simply can’t match. Even better, the implants will support the jawbone from within, halting bone loss and helping a patient maintain the overall shape of their face for years to come.
When it comes to placing dental implants, Dr. Voto likes to leave nothing to chance, which is why he uses the Vatech CBCT scanner to create extremely thorough treatment plans for all of his patients. This device is able to create a fully 3D model of a patient’s teeth, jawbone, and surrounding oral structures, which Dr. Voto can use to determine the perfect place to position their new teeth. It also gives him the ability to avoid sensitive nerves located in the jaw to ensure a fast and easy recovery.
When it comes to the cost of dental implants, there are two main things you need to know. Firstly, there is no set price for dental implants, as the overall cost of the procedure can vary greatly depending on a patient’s individual needs. And secondly, implants do tend to be more expensive upfront compared to traditional bridges and dentures, but they are actually the most cost-effective replacement long-term because they can be trusted to last for 30 years or more. Other replacements typically have to be completely redone every 7-10 years. For many, implants are only a onetime cost.
Call our Owasso dental office to schedule an implant consultation today. Dr. Jayson Voto provides preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental care for patients in Owasso, Claremore, Sperry, Collinsville, Tulsa, Skiatook, and the surrounding areas.