At Sorgen Dentistry, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile as conveniently as possible, and we’re proud to offer a wide variety of dental treatments to achieve that goal. We know that every patient is different, which is why we customize our treatment plans to suit the unique needs of our patients. One of our most popular treatment options for repairing and replacing teeth is dental implants: a convenient, lifelike option for replacing teeth that last a lifetime.
Dental implants are used to provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth, allowing us to create artificial teeth that both look and function like natural teeth. Implants are made from a screw-like titanium post that’s inserted into the jawbone in the socket left behind by a missing or extracted tooth. Once inserted, the implant is topped with a dental crown that’s custom shaped and color matched to blend in with existing teeth.
What makes implants so effective is that titanium possesses a highly unique property called osseointegration: once inserted, the metal literally fuses to the jawbone. This provides a sturdy foundation for the crown and helps to distribute bite pressure evenly throughout the jaw, making for a stronger tooth and preventing bone loss.
Dental implants are a highly effective option for many patients, and if you’re interested in finding out if implants are right for you, we can help. Your OKC dentist, Dr. Bryan Sorgen, will perform a comprehensive dental and radiographic examination of your mouth as well as a review of your medical history to determine if implants are the best option. We’ll also take the time to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about implants.
Implants are placed in a minor surgical procedure, covered with a temporary crown, then left to heal for a few months before affixing the final, permanent crown. The procedure is relatively simple and goes as follows:
Dental implants offer a convenient, powerful option for patients who need to replace teeth or have significant restorative dental work. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants or think implants may be right for you, Sorgen Dentistry would love to help. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants or schedule a consultation at our OKC dentist’s office. We can’t wait to hear from you!