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Missing teeth can cause so many issues in your life and with your health. Not only is there the cosmetic issue, which may make you feel ashamed about your smile, but there are also the problems with being able to chew your food, eat certain foods and even being able to speak properly and make certain sounds in your speech. When you are missing teeth, it can cause you to feel extremely self-conscious about your smile. This is especially true if the missing teeth are noticeable and not in the back of your mouth. If you are missing teeth, you can have them replaced through a dental implant procedure carried out by Dentistry in Tulsa offices.
Many people are not aware of how dental implants work, so they do not ask their dentists to have this procedure done. The process for getting implants is a surgical procedure, but it is not a complicated one and can sometimes be carried out using local anesthesia. In the cases that require several implants, you may be required to have general anesthesia to ensure that you do not feel any pain and discomfort during the procedure.
Through the first part of the process, a metal anchor is surgically placed into the gums. The anchor is held in place by stitches until it heals. It normally takes around three weeks for you to heal completely so that your implants can be put into place. It is important that your gums have healed and that the stitches have dissolved so that your implants will hold in place without causing damage to your gums.
Once your Dentistry in Tulsa office has your implants in place, the dentist will carefully shape each tooth and make sure that they blend in well with your surrounding teeth. The dentist will also check to make sure that your bite is not compromised by the new implants. If you are interested in receiving dental implants or need other dental procedures, contact the office of Carletti Dentistry and Associates today. They will be glad to consult with you and give you information on the services that they offer.