Accidents and even gum disease can cause a situation where you find yourself missing a tooth. If you go for a long amount of time without a tooth, did you know you can suffer bone loss? That is why having a dental implant to restore your missing tooth is a brilliant option. Here at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, our friendly team is happy to offer dental implants as a choice of restoration when it comes to your smile.
Dental implants are an effective way to replace a tooth and are an excellent option if you are looking for a long-term restoration. Restoring a missing tooth is important because, without a tooth to connect to your jaw bone, you could risk bone loss in your jaw. The dental implant is designed to act as the root of the tooth, giving your jaw bone and gum line the support it needs.
Titanium is the material of choice when it comes to your dental implants because they work so well with your body. Once the implant is surgically placed in your jaw, your bone will fuse to the dental implant making it a strong anchor of support for your smile. During the healing period, your doctor might recommend a diet of softer foods for your smile.
After the healing period is complete, Dr. Daniel Cannon will be able to provide a dental crown to place over the dental implant. The dental crown is important because it looks like your natural tooth, so you have a beautiful smile restoration.
If you would like to understand more about dental implants and want to see if dental implants are the right option for you, please call us today at 918.743.1351 to set up an appointment. Our team is dedicated to restoring your smile and give you the best oral health care on the market.