• Dental Implants

  • What Are Dental Implants?

    Dental implants are artificial teeth roots used to substitute missing teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth from an incident, infection, or disease, Dr. Heath and his team can help restore full functionality in your mouth with dental implants. Call us today at (405) 682-0609 or email pheathdds@swbell.net to learn more and to see if this is a good treatment option for your unique dental needs.

    Who Can Have Dental Implants?

    Individuals of any age can get dental implants. It is essential to Dr. Heath and his team that you:

    • practice proper oral hygiene 
    • are healthy enough for a routine dental extraction
    • have enough bone to support the implant 
    • are healthy enough for oral surgery
    • have healthy gums
    • schedule routine checkups 

    Some individuals require a more in-depth examination in order to see if dental implants are a good treatment option for them. This may apply to you if you:

    • smoke regularly 
    • suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders (like heart disease or diabetes)
    • have undergone radiation therapy around the head or neck

    Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

    If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can help restore the look and appearance of your smile. The following elements make dental implants a great option to replace absent teeth:

    • Comfort: implants are individually placed 
    • Strength: if well maintained, they can last a lifetime
    • Fit: generally fits better than bridges or dentures 
    • Appearance: they resemble your natural teeth
    • Speech: they are secure and won't cause you to adopt a speech impediment  
    • Eating: they are secure allowing you to eat and chew like normal 
    • Oral Health: teeth are left in their original places 
    • Flossing: you can floss your teeth and dental implant easily 
    • Cleaner: you can care for them as you do your natural teeth 

    How Do I Get Dental Implant?

    The first step to getting dental implants is visiting our office so we can determine if they are an appropriate treatment option for you. Dr. Heath and his staff are happy to answer any questions about dental implants. We want to make sure you choose the right treatment for your specific needs. 

    How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

    You can take care of your dental implants by brushing at least twice a day and flossing once. We suggest using products containing the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for the best results. 

    Dr. Heath and his staff are eager to help bring your smile back to full functionality with dental implants. Call us today at (405) 682-0609 or email pheathdds@swbell.net to schedule your appointment.