Losing one or more teeth doesn’t only damage your beautiful appearance – it can have severe repercussions for your oral health and your overall wellbeing as well. At Dentistry by Design, we offer multiple tooth replacement solutions for patients to choose from, but Dr. Luke Lumpkin is likely to recommend dental implants in most cases because of their comprehensive structure and impressive function. We want your newly completed smile to be just as beautiful as it once was! Don’t hesitate to contact our Bartlesville, OK office today if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment.
While traditional reconstructive options tend to only bother with recreating the crown (the white portion) of a natural tooth, dental implants take a necessary step further by also providing a new “root.” While the tooth root is not visible, it does have an important function – stimulating the jawbone. Without one in place, patients can experience gradual deterioration of the bone, which may lead to reduced oral health and cosmetic appearance over time. By replicating the entire tooth structure, patients are able to reap valuable benefits for both their oral health and sense of self-confidence.
Once it’s been determined that you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, our doctors will refer you to a trusted specialist in the area for their surgical placement into the jawbone. Then, we will personally handle the creation of your customized restorations, which will be attached on top once the implants have successfully integrated with the natural tissue. Options for implant restoration include: