Do You Miss Your Missing Teeth? Replace Them With Dental Implants
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by Galleria of Smiles
Think about your smile for a moment. Look in a mirror if you have one nearby.
Is something missing? Specifically, are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you are not alone.
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, including 35 million who are missing one or both arches of teeth.
That’s a lot of missing teeth and a lot of smiles that could be helped with dental implants. These implants were designed to replace the roots of missing teeth, and they have made restorative dentistry better than it has ever been.
What Dental Implants Can Do For You
Dental implants can do more than give you back your smile.
They give you a way to continue eating all the foods that you love or to start eating your favorite foods again.
If you have or know someone with traditional dentures, then you know how difficult it can be to bite into a buttery corn on the cob. You also may know how chewing up a piece of steak takes a lot more effort with dentures compared to your natural teeth.
It doesn’t have to be that way — if you get implant-supported dentures instead. By placing a series of dental implants in your jaw, you have a way to anchor your dentures in place. This direct connection to your jawbone also allows you to be more force behind each bite and chew.
This way, you can bite into anything — an apple, a piece of chicken, a pretzel — without worrying that your replacement teeth will come loose.
► If you still have some teeth, dental implants might help you keep them, too.
Losing a single tooth can begin a slow-moving chain of reactions in motion. With time, you can lose enough bone mass to put neighboring teeth at risk. If they fall out, then the bone loss will expand as will your risk for more tooth loss.
Or you can take action today to protect what’s left of your natural smile.
A single dental implant and a dental crown together form a complete tooth replacement. This kind of replacement functions, feels, and looks just like a real tooth.
It also provides support to your remaining teeth and greatly reduces your risk of a bone loss.
If you are missing multiple teeth, we can place one or more implants to support a dental bridge. A bridge is formed by fusing two or more dental crowns together.
As with dentures, dental implants can be used to created a stronger, more secure foundation to hold your dental bridge in place.
If you want a solid, stable replacement for you missing teeth, call us and ask what dental implants can do.
Why Should You Get Your Dental Implants At Galleria Of Smiles?
It starts with our dentist, Dr. M. Emami.
After attending Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Dr. Emami completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oral Roberts University. He then studied at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry before completing his residency at Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center.
Since then, he has made continuing education an ongoing priority. He also is a master member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). As such, you can rest assured that he has completed dozens if not hundreds of implant placement and that he regularly has completed more than 100 hours of continuing education.
When Dr. Emami opened Galleria of Smiles, he did so with the idea that patients come first. He and his staff don’t consider any detail too small, from the way you are welcomed to the office to specifics of your individual treatment.
How Can You Get Dental Implants?
Then, together, we can develop a plan to give you the best teeth replacements for you.