Dental Implants in Glenpool
Missing teeth should be replaced – not just for cosmetic reasons – but to ensure the proper function of your mouth. Each tooth plays an important role in daily activities such as chewing, speaking, smiling and supporting surrounding teeth. Over time, missing teeth can cause misalignment of your remaining teeth, deterioration of bone and premature aging of your jaw line.
Did you know that dental implants can completely transform the way you look and improve the overall quality of your life? Before dental implants, a single missing tooth was treated by creating a bridge over the gap. A bridge requires modifications to the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth thus compromising those teeth as well.
Dr. Mohanna is a graduate of the world renowned Misch International Implant Institute. The Institute’s goal is to remain at the forefront of implant dentistry through research, education and its unique clinical applications. Dr. Mohanna uses the knowledge he gained through his extensive education and training at the Misch Institute to provide the best care possible for his patients.
When several teeth are missing, they have been traditionally replaced by a partial or full denture. Partial or full dentures are prone to slipping and can limit the natural use of your remaining teeth in speaking, eating a variety of foods and may cause ongoing pain. Dental implants eliminate these problems. They are the most natural way to replace lost teeth.
A dental implant consists of a small titanium post implanted in your jaw bone to replace the tooth root. This provides a structure for a replacement tooth or bridge to fill gaps from one to several lost teeth. Replacement teeth are then attached to the post, and look and act like your natural teeth restoring your ability to eat just about anything you wish. With a dental implant, the natural contours of your jaw are restored, and along with your new confident smile, you can reverse signs of aging.
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to partials, bridges, and dentures for many reasons:
- They look and act just like your natural teeth
- They don’t sacrifice the quality of neighboring teeth the way a bridge does
- They restore the natural contours of your jawline
- They restore your confidence to eat, speak and smile
- Unlike removable partials and dentures, dental implants permanent
- They halt jawbone loss by replacing the tooth root
Implant retained dentures are cutting-edge dental technology. They provide a hybrid alternative to conventional dentures. Implant-retained dentures eliminate the traditional methods of holding dentures in place – suction (top) and adhesive (bottom) – by using dental implants to hold the denture in place. They give patients greater flexibility in lifestyle by improving their ability to eat, speak and smile without the embarrassment of slipping dentures.
If you live in the Tulsa, Glenpool, Jenks, Okmulgee, or Keifer communities, and want to learn more about dental implants, contact our Glenpool dentistry practice today. Dr. Mohanna will provide you with a comprehensive exam and consultation. In addition, the doctors may recommend other restorative, cosmetic or general dentistry procedures for your best smile.