Smile Again with Implant Dentistry
We all know that the empty spaces left by missing teeth can really have a negative impact your self-image. Many people don’t realize that if you have such empty spaces in your smile, the effects can be more than psychological; you can actually develop oral problems if they are left untreated. While everyone likes to flash a toothy, white grin, Dr. Michael Chandler, DDS, PC of Edmond, Ok wants to make sure that you also realize that missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to migrate into the empty space. This can potentially cause lasting problems in the bite, which may eventually result in a series of ill effects, such as uneven wear on the tooth surfaces, chronic headaches, and pain in the jaw. But don’t despair, if you hide your smile because of missing teeth, Dr. Chandler can provide you with dental implants to restore your appearance and improve your oral health.
As the prosthetic closest to nature’s work, implants are a solid, long lasting, and attractive replacement option. Dental implants are made of tiny, titanium screw-like posts. After you are evaluated, if you are found to be a good candidate for dental implantation, Dr. Chandler will surgically position one of these posts into your jawbone. After your mouth heals, and osseointegration (growth into the bone to form an artificial “root”) occurs, Dr. Chandler will place a custom-made crown onto the post, giving you the dental treatment that results in the next-best-thing to your very own natural teeth. Patients with dental implants can once again return to normal oral function. You will be able to eat normally, enjoying crunchy foods and chewing everything easily. Let’s not forget that your speech may even improve, and you will surely be smiling at everyone with grace and confidence again.
Dr. Chandler and staff want you to enjoy a fabulous smile for life! Call our dental office today. We are located in Edmond, and we gladly welcome residents from Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Arcadia, Luther and the surrounding areas. For more information about dental implants, please feel free to peruse our patient library.