Teeth are important. But you already knew that, or you wouldn’t be on this website. Teeth come in handy for things like eating, talking, speaking and senior pictures. But they also keep your other teeth straight and your jaw strong. When you lose your teeth, the ones that are left can drift out of alignment, and you can start to lose mass in your jaw bone. If that sounds like bad news well, that’s because it is bad news. If you’ve lost teeth, you can’t get them back, but Dr. Martin Trockel at practice name can give you the next best thing with dental implants in Bixby, Oklahoma.
Dental implants require several visits to the office. That’s the downside. The upside is that they are permanent, durable tooth replacements that will last a lifetime and never (that’s right, never) get cavities. And you don’t have to do anything particularly special when you clean them – just brush them and floss them with the rest of your teeth. (You are doing that, aren’t you?) The dentist will place a titanium post into your jawbone. Don’t worry, no one will see it, but it does sound kind of cool to say you have titanium in your body. Go ahead, try it out. We’ll wait.
Titanium reacts very well with your body and will stimulate your jaw bone to grow around it. This gives you a healthy jaw and keeps the post stable. When your jaw and implant have bonded, the dentist will put a replacement tooth on the post, and voilà: problem solved! Implants can also be used with crowns, bridges and dentures.
If you would like to learn more about implants and to find out if you they are right for you, or if you just talk about titanium, give us a call at 918-366-3777 and schedule your appointment.