Sometimes tooth loss is unavoidable due to decay, fractures, or accidents. Struggling to chew can become a new reality for many people. Others may also develop less confidence in their smile when teeth have gaps in them.
Dr. Scott Carel at Creating Smiles has over 30 years of experience in changing lives and improving smiles. His dental office in Oklahoma City makes your smile function and shine with dental implants.
Unique Advantage of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide the most comprehensive solution to tooth loss available because they restore complete function with a natural-looking tooth. Implants do not sit on top of the gums; they are implanted into the jawbone, and function as a prosthetic tooth root. Lost teeth are replaced with a beautiful porcelain crown.
Consider Dental Implants for Their Health Benefits
Another critical attribute of dental implants is the way they maintain oral health. The spaces created by tooth loss cause other teeth to shift, and this can create misalignment. Implants fill those gaps, so teeth remain in their proper place.
Dental implants keep the jaw bone healthy by providing a biocompatible replacement of the tooth root. Shortly after tooth loss, a process called bone resorption begins. Without the stimulation of tooth roots, the body starts to absorb the calcium in the jaw, and the bone begins to atrophy. This process can accelerate aging and impact the appearance of people’s facial structures.
By providing a new tooth root, implants prevent the body from reabsorbing the jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, new bone growth fully integrates the titanium post into the jaw.
Dr. Scott Provides Implants for Patients Needing Special Consideration
Before dental implant treatment begins, Dr. Scott evaluates the condition of a person’s jaw bone and gums. In a small percentage of patients, bones may require grafting to fortify them before implants can be placed.
Dr. Scott utilizes trusted and reputable Bicon® implants that have been available for over thirty years. This brand offers added benefits due to the shorter and wider size of the posts. Bone grafting may not be necessary in many cases, and these implants can be placed in areas where longer implants are prohibited. Specific complications, like sinus tissue impingement and mandibular nerve damage, are also avoided.
Give Dr. Scott Carel a call in Oklahoma City for Quality and Compassionate Care
If you are experiencing tooth loss or have issues with bone volume in your jaw, give Dr. Scott a call. His offices in Oklahoma City can restore the function and beauty of your smile with dental implants. You will enjoy his hospitable care, and Dr. Scott looks forward to meeting you.