The Facts You Need on Dental Implants

Preparation and Placement of Dental Implants

Dental Implants: The Gold Standard in Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are widely regarded as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement today, and this status is well-deserved.

As the closest replication of natural teeth, dental implants offer incomparable benefits to your health, smile and lifestyle. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that integrates with the jawbone for lasting stability and durability. If you are missing teeth or have failing teeth that require tooth extractions, a consultation with our team can determine if dental implants are your best solution for restoring function, beauty and confidence to your smile.

At Rose Rock Dental, our experienced doctors have helped many Norman, OK, patients overcome tooth loss with a range of dental implant solutions. We can replace any number of teeth with dental implants, from one to an entire upper or lower arch, and offer single dental implants, full arch dental implants and implant supported denture options. As a fully equipped implant practice, we have the advanced skills and expertise to complete all phases of implant care, from surgical placement to final restoration. Our team is proud to be the practice many in our community turn to for the gold standard in tooth replacement today.

Dental Implant FAQs

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Implants can restore 99 percent of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking completely natural and beautiful.

Dental implants placed by our expert general dentists have a 99 percent success rate, with our comprehensive surgical, restorative, and follow-up care. With proper upkeep they can successfully last your lifetime.

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we’ll take into consideration the number of teeth that you need replaced, how much bone is available or if we will need to perform a bone graft or sinus lift prior to surgery, any tooth extractions, and if any infection is present.

Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire arch, we have dentistry solutions to accommodate you. For full-arch tooth loss we can place as few as two implants that support an entire denture or bridge, giving you a secure fit.

Our general dentists have placed hundreds of dental implants and have completed numerous full-arch cases,  all while retaining a 99 percent implant success rate.

While some general dentists are trained in placing dental implants, our dentists are experts in the complexities of the bone, tissues, and nerves involved. Our dentists are most qualified to perform such an important procedure. Our team has dedicated their professional careers to providing patients with experienced, meticulous care in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Humphrey and Dr. Byrne have received additional full arch implant training from national leaders in dentistry care, and is pleased to provide this high level of expertise to Norman, Oklahoma patients.

If you have one, many or a full arch of missing teeth you are likely a candidate for dental implants. You should be in good overall health and be free of any gum disease or infection. Our dentists have the knowledge and experience to treat those who do have any underlying conditions.

Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support dental implants, you may still be a candidate. Through bone grafting or sinus lift procedures we can rebuild bone in your jaw so you can get any number of implants placed.

This is a concern we often hear. Having dental implants placed is generally not painful and actually feels similar to having a tooth pulled. In fact, many of our patients say they hardly felt anything at all! We offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide, and can combine these sedation options with our gentle anesthetic technique to ensure your comfort during treatment.

Using 3D technology, we first take detailed images of your mouth which tell us exactly where the nerves are located and where the best possible location to place your implant(s) is. With this information we then precisely place your implant(s) in the jaw bone for the best results. 

Our team treats each implant case uniquely, guaranteeing your experience is customized and that you feel comfortable throughout.

Our Norman, Oklahoma office is designed to accommodate patients receiving dental implants, and other dental surgeries. WE provide a comfortable environment for you to receive any necessary treatment to restore your smile.

Our general dentists are particular when it comes to placing dental implants under the right conditions and in the precise location. We see very few complications after implants are placed by us, but do treat those whose implants weren’t placed correctly or that have failed. If you experience any complications such as pain, bleeding or you can see any part of the implant below the gumline, you may require simple treatment for infection or may need to have the implant replaced.

Yes! In most cases we can remove a tooth, or multiple teeth, and place an implant the same day.

We are a full-service dental facility and will not only place the implants, but we will place the final restoration on the implant. This allows you to have all your treatment completed in one convenient location.

When placed by our experienced general dentists and properly cared for, dental implants can last your lifetime. The crown or restoration piece may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, but the titanium screw underneath should last many years.

Your dental implants can be cleaned like your normal teeth. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily, and maintaining regular cleanings with your general dentist.

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