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Missing Teeth?

Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?

Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, to the back, where they provide stability to chew a full variety of foods, implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don’t move around when they talk and don’t need to be taken out at night. Virtual surgery allows us to plan your procedure with a high level of precision for even better results. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there’s no need to be referred to another office.

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Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!

People who wear dentures will tell you that the worst part is having their teeth slip, tilt, or slide while they’re eating. They have to use denture adhesive to try to keep their teeth from moving around. This is a major irritant for them. But now, we offer our denture patients an alternative – overdentures.

With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place so they won’t move. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say good bye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures!

Immediate Load Implants – Another Option

In addition to traditional implants, we are also happy to offer our patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. With this option, you will need only four implants, which securely hold permanent dentures in place that never need to be taken out. And the best part is that you can arrive in our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave with beautiful, functioning teeth – all in the same day. The use of four to six strategically positioned implants allows for very strong support for your new teeth. Immediate load implants can withstand pressure immediately without having to wait for the bone to heal around them.

In the past when a patient lost teeth through trauma, disease, or extraction and opted to have dental implants, they would most often need to be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon would place the implants and send the patient back to the regular dentist to have the teeth placed on the implants. In our practice, we can place the immediate load implants and the teeth in a single visit. And the patient doesn’t have to endure six months of having a space in their mouth.

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A Traditional Option

For some patients, traditional dentures are the best option. Dr. Brooks can custom design natural-looking dentures that fit so securely you can talk, eat, and smile with confidence that they will stay in place. If you are a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this. It will make your life so much easier.

Don’t live with missing teeth any longer! Call (405) 752-0600 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to determine your suitability for dental implants.