March 22, 2013
Out of all the dental injuries a person can face in a lifetime, tooth loss tends to be the most devastating, both for a person’s self-confidence and their overall oral health. When there are unsightly gaps in your smile, it can be hard to even convince yourself to get out of bed, much less talk and laugh with your peers. Worse, if ignored, your other teeth can begin to twist and move in order to fill the space, as well as lead to jawbone deterioration. Thankfully, our team at Dental Expressions is here to help with a variety of tooth replacement options. Choices are key at our Oklahoma City practice – while one restorative option might be a perfect fit for some people, it could be frustrating or unfulfilling for others. That’s why Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier are committed to working closely with their patients in order to find the tooth replacement service that will restore beauty, form, and complete functionality to their unique smile.
At Dental Expressions, we offer the following tooth replacement options:
Dental implants are the only restorative option that replicates the entire structure of the tooth, from the root to the crown. First, a specialist will first place a small titanium rod in your jawbone. Once an appropriate amount of time has passed for the area to heal, you’ll return to our office where we’ll top it off with a beautiful, natural-looking crown. After a while, you won’t even remember that they’re not your natural teeth!
Dentures and Partials
If you’ve lost all the teeth along your upper arch, your lower arch, or both, a full denture can be custom made for your unique mouth, fitting into place with natural suction and dental adhesive. If desired, dental implants and dentures can actually be used together, ensuring a much more sturdy fit. For patients who are only missing a few teeth, partial dentures can be used instead. Both of these tooth replacement solutions are removable.
For patients who are looking for a more stable solution than dentures without wanting to undergo the dental implants process, bridges are a non-removable solution that can replace a few teeth in a row.
Contact our Oklahoma City office today to schedule a consultation with one of our accomplished doctors today! Our team will work hard to ensure that you get the care you desire and the smile you’ve been dreaming of. We’re also happy to see patients from the OKC area, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and beyond!