Dental Implants – Muskogee, OK

Superior Prosthetics Designed for Long-Lasting Smiles

No matter if you’re missing one tooth or an entire row, dental implants are versatile in their ability to restore incomplete smiles. Unlike traditional prosthetics that require altering healthy teeth or messy adhesives, dental implants are positioned into the vacated sockets, fusing with the jawbone to create a stable, durable foundation for customized dental restorations. If you are living with a gapped smile and want to experience life differently, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mehta at My Dentist to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Muskogee, OK.

Why Choose My Dentist for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Process
  • Updated Dental Technology for Optimal Precision & Accuracy
  • Caring Dental Team That Puts Patients First

What Are Dental Implants?

Model of a natural tooth compared with dental implant supported tooth

Dental implants are small, screw-like posts that fit within a tooth’s socket and fuse with the jawbone. Designed to mimic natural tooth roots, they are known to last 30 years or longer and can support dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Their solid structure ensures optimal functionality, especially when eating your favorite foods, maintaining better oral health, and conversing with colleagues, friends, or family.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

Dentist using smile model to describe the four step dental implant process

Every patient seeking to receive dental implants must complete the following four-step process:

  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation – You’ll meet with Dr. Mehta to undergo a thorough consultation. During this visit, he will compile images of your mouth while determining whether you need preliminary treatment such as bone grafting, periodontal therapy, or tooth extractions.
  • Dental Implant Surgery – When it’s time to place your dental implants, you will remain in-house, as Dr. Mehta will administer local anesthesia before placing each dental implant.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – When finished with surgery, you will return home to recover for three to six months, allowing osseointegration to occur. You’ll then return to our dental office to receive your abutments, which are small metal connectors that will secure your prosthetic teeth in place.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) – The final stage in the process is to have your customized dental restoration (i.e., crown, bridge, or denture) positioned and secured into place on top of your implant posts.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Smiling dentistry patient enjoying the benefits of dental implants

The benefits of dental implants are vastly greater than those of traditional tooth replacement solutions. Their longevity alone is one of the most popular reasons patients choose them over dentures or dental bridges. Capable of lasting 30+ years or even a lifetime, dental implants are a much more cost-effective option and can withstand normal daily wear and tear, making it possible to eat your favorite foods without worrying about awkward slippage.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Man with dental implants looking at smile in mirror

It is possible for most adults experiencing tooth loss to receive assistance with dental implants. Although it might seem as if it is impossible to be “approved” for treatment, the reality is that even if your mouth isn’t immediately ready for implant placement, we can provide the services needed to strengthen the bone and improve gum and overall oral health before it is time to equip your smile with dental implants.

Missing One Tooth

Animated smile during dental implant supported dental crown placement

Even one missing tooth can wreak havoc on your oral function. Eating and speaking can become difficult, and your self-esteem might take a hit. Fortunately, with a single dental implant and customized dental crown, we can fill in the gap without altering any nearby healthy teeth.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

Unlike dental bridges that require using healthy remaining teeth to serve as anchors, we can simply place two dental implant posts into the exterior sockets while allowing the customized bridge to attach to these posts and rest on top of the gums. Not only does this provide a more complete look, but it allows you to keep more of your natural tooth structure.

Missing All Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant denture placement

An entire arch of missing teeth doesn’t necessarily mean you’re subjected to traditional dentures. Instead, you can have between four and eight dental implants placed along the arch, supporting a customized denture that we’ll secure into place. As a result, you’ll enjoy all the major benefits of these prosthetics and worry less about the potential for your teeth to fall out or slip while eating or speaking.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental team member talking to dental patient about dental implants

We cannot determine the cost of your dental implants until we have the chance to examine your mouth and perform a thorough consultation. It is during this visit that we will compile the information necessary to formulate a cost estimate, allowing you to determine how you plan to budget for your upcoming treatment. Our team, however, will work with you and your insurance company to identify any ways you can save using your available benefits, and we’ll discuss flexible financing should you need it.