Rebuild your Smile using Dental Implants
Henrich Dental offers dental implants to their patients in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Frank Henrich works with a local surgeon to provide a range of dental implants services to help patients restore the appearance and function of their smile. Dr. Henrich will monitor your entire dental implant treatment plan for consistent and quality dental care.
During a consultation, Dr. Henrich will examine the condition of your oral health to determine if dental implants are right for you. There are several types of dental implants that we can use depending on the patient and their needs. With advanced treatment planning using digital imagery, Dr. Henrich will create a thorough treatment plan. Our dentist in Tulsa, OK provides the latest treatments to ensure that each patient can restore their smile with optimal results.
Types of Dental Implants in Tulsa, OK
Dental Implant-secured Crown
Even a single missing tooth can cause serious oral health issues. Fortunately, we can provide you with a single dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
The implant-secured crown is a single post with a crown on top to resemble your natural tooth. Dr. Henrich will coordinate the surgical phase to implant the post into your jaw and effectively replace the root of the missing tooth.
Once your mouth heals over the post, in about 3 to 6 months, he will attach the abutment and a dental crown to complete the restoration. Furthermore, our team will custom-design the dental crown so it aesthetically fits your smile.
Implant-secured Dental Bridge
Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed, attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. The long term outcome is often less than desirable with both of these options. They may require replacement down the road as the loss of teeth impacts the jaw and fit of the bite over time.
Dental bridges are a common dental procedure that replaces missing teeth by using two or more artificial teeth. However, our Tulsa dental office recommends securing dental bridges with dental implants. Implanted dental bridges are more stable and secure than traditional bridgework. Dental implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less upkeep than a traditional bridge.
The most common way of implanting dental bridges is to use a post and crown method, in which the dentist secures the bridge to the implant with a post that extends from the implant out through the gum. He will place the crown on top of this post, and then cement it into place.
The dentist can also secure the bridge using an abutment (a small piece of metal) that is cemented into place on one side of the gap in your teeth and then capped by porcelain on the other side. The abutment will extend out past your natural tooth, so it can attach to an artificial tooth.
Implant secured dentures, or All-on-4 dental implants, offer a more comfortable and lasting result when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost. Many patients struggle with dentures that slip sometimes leading to embarrassing situations.
Dentures that are secured using dental implants will eliminate that slipping. Dr. Henrich will coordinate the surgical phase with a local dental surgeon or specialist. The oral surgeon will strategically place as few as four dental implants in the jaw which will maintain healthy jaw bone structure.
These dental implants will secure the hybrid denture in place. All-on-4 dental implants allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile. Dentures secured by dental implants also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses.
To learn more about dental implants, see:
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Process
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Dental Implants FAQ
- All-on-4 Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Multiple Dental Implants
Schedule a Visit to Henrich Dental Today
Dr. Frank Henrich is a top dental implants provider in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Our patients have over a 95% success rate when they replace missing teeth using dental implants at our office. Call us today for a risk-free consultation at (918) 262-4731 or request an appointment online.