If you’re missing teeth – either due to tooth extractions or teeth that have fallen out because of disease or injury – then you know the difficulty of trying to bite down and eat all your favorite foods without all your teeth to assist you. You might also be missing the smile you used to have.
Well, don’t worry, because with modern dental technology you can regain both your tooth functionality and your smile.
Dental implants are now the most popular tooth replacement system on the market today, and many Norman patients turn to Dr. Perry Brooks or Dr. Seth Brooks or Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery to have these implants placed. To find out why, read these 3 reasons how implants can restore your smile.
- Implants Can Give You Tooth Functionality That You’ve Lost Due to Missing or Extracted Teeth
One of the hardest aspects of missing a tooth or multiple teeth is that it makes eating your favorite foods harder. Teeth are designed to help us bite down and chew food, but if you’ve lost a tooth to an extraction surgery or had a tooth or teeth fall out, then you know how difficult it can be to enjoy your favorite meals without all your teeth helping you.
This is one of the top reasons why Norman dental patients choose to have dental implants placed. Known as the strongest tooth replacement system on the market – stronger than dentures and dental bridges – implants allow you to eat anything you want once you’ve healed from your oral surgery. That’s right; you can bite down into peanut brittle or chew saltwater taffy without having to worry about your replacement teeth slipping, sliding, or breaking.
- Implants Can Complete Your Smile After a Tooth Loss or Extraction
Murphy’s law pretty much guarantees that if a patient is going to lose a tooth, it’s going to be in a visible spot, and not in the back of their mouth, right? This can cause a break in your smile, which for some patients leaves them making tight-lipped grins instead of full-on smiles in their selfies.
If you don’t like the appearance of your smile due to a missing tooth or teeth, rest assured that dental implants can not only restore your smile, but they are the most realistic-looking tooth replacement system on the market. In fact, our oral surgeons Dr. Perry Brooks and Dr. Seth Brooks often say the only way someone will know your implant isn’t your natural tooth is if you tell them!
- For Patients Needing a Total Smile Makeover, Implants Can Give You a Completely New Smile You’ll Love
Some Norman patients have dealt with oral health diseases or traumatic facial injuries that necessitate having an entire arch of teeth replaced. This is entirely possible with dental implants. Using a technology called All-on-4®, Dr. Perry Brooks or Dr. Seth Brooks can place 4 titanium rods in your mouth’s arch (with the two back rods installed at an angle) and attached a bridge of tooth crowns to the rods to completely restore an arch of teeth. This can even be performed on both your upper and lower arches to give you a total smile makeover!
Learning More About Implants
If you have more questions about how implants can help improve your smile and your life, our oral surgeons are happy to answer your questions. Simply call our practice in Norman to schedule an initial consultation at (405) 329-3500.