Dental Implants in Tulsa, OK - Replace Missing Teeth - Walter Davies, DDS
Dental implants are the modern standard for tooth replacement. Compared to other restorations, implants offer more stability, more comfort, fewer food restrictions, and better aesthetics. At Progressive Dental Care in Tulsa, Walter Davies, DDS helps patients improve their dental health with this innovative dental technology.
How Implants Work
Most dental implants are made out of titanium. The implant is carefully placed into the site of the missing tooth with a post affixed to its end. The post is then attached to a dental prosthesis, such as a crown or denture. Implant-supported crowns may also be used as abutment teeth for dental bridges. After implants are placed, they are fitted with temporary crowns that the patient will use until the implants time fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once the implants are sufficiently stable, permanent prostheses (crowns or dentures) will be affixed to the posts of the implants. The restoration will then be complete and will likely remain functional for well over a decade.
Implant BenefitsPatients who use dental implants don’t need to worry about jaw slippage, where the jaw bone recedes due to missing teeth. They also don’t have to navigate a vast multitude of food and diet restrictions. Implants are a proven technology and patients report greater ease while chewing, talking and breathing. Furthermore, the stimulation of the bone tissue in the jaw leads to less slackening of the skin and an overall more youthful appearance.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Whether you’re in need of replacing a single tooth or a whole row, you are sure to find a lasting and effective dental-implant based solution. At Progressive Dental Care patients benefit from the counsel and expertise of Dr. Davies, a renowned and multi-award winning Tulsa implant dentist. While our doctor and staff create all necessary restorations and attends directly to several implant patients, there are occasions where working alongside a periodontist will prove optimal for the patient. Dr. Davie also makes a point to procure “immediate dentures” for his patients, meaning that dentures will be ready to be placed immediately following implant placement.
Contact Our Tulsa Dentist Today!At Progressive Dental Care, our professional staff offers dental implants to all patients who would like to replace missing teeth and enhance their smile. For questions about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Davies, please contact us.