For people with missing or severely decayed teeth, dental implants can be life-changing. By restoring comfort and confidence in everything from eating and speaking to simply smiling, dental implants help patients return to a better quality of life.
Dental implants can sometimes be confused with artificial teeth, when they are actually one component of a restorative dentistry procedure. Dental implants specifically are titanium screws inserted into the jawbone in places where teeth have been removed or fallen out. These screws serve as new roots for a dental prosthesis to be permanently attached to later, such as a crown (which is an artificial tooth) or implant-supported dentures.
Because they act as tooth roots in your jaw, dental implants offer a host of advantages over other restorative appliances like dentures or bridges. Specifically, dental implants stimulate the bones in the jaw to create a strong, durable foundation for artificial teeth, preserving your facial structure and preventing the deterioration that results from missing teeth.
A healthy mouth is more than just a pretty smile; it’s essential to a lifetime of good overall health. If you have one or more missing or severely decaying teeth, dental implants could be your answer to better health and a better quality of life.
Don’t wait another day for the smile you deserve. Norman Smile Center is accepting new patients, and we’re ready to help. Call us today at 405-329-6603 to schedule a consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.