Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Tooth loss can make life difficult, but you can restore your smile to full function and form with dental implants. Implant-supported dental restorations provided by Dr. Michael Fling in Oklahoma City, OK, can let you enjoy your full quality of life without concern about gaps in your smile. If you are struggling with loose or missing teeth or a failing dental appliance, Dr. Fling is here to help.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are widely considered to be the best solution to replace missing teeth. Made of strong titanium, implants are surgically placed into the jaw during an out-patient procedure. The implants are strong and stable enough to replace lost tooth roots and create a foundation for artificial teeth. You can receive dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch. A single implant is typically used to support a crown, two or more for a dental bridge, and four or more for an implant-supported denture, also known as a full-arch bridge. Implant-supported dentures can also be secured using the innovative All-on-4® technique.
Dr. Fling will meet with you to discuss your goals and the best treatment option for you. He does not place dental implants, but can manage your case from start to finish. Using advanced computerized technology, he can determine your candidacy for treatment, measuring bone density to ensure there is sufficient volume to support an implant. If you do not have enough bone tissue or room for implants, you may require a preparatory procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift.
Prior to the placement procedure, Dr. Fling creates wax models and precise surgical guides for your implant surgeon to follow. Once your treatment plan is complete, you will be referred to a trusted oral surgeon. After a minor surgery to place the posts, you will spend the next three to six months healing. Your jaw will fuse around the posts, creating a permanent foundation for your restorations. When you have fully healed, abutment pieces will be attached, which will secure your restoration in place. Dr. Fling can then attach your prosthesis, restoring your full oral form and function.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The implant posts you receive will be extremely strong and durable. With proper care, implants can last for decades, or even the rest of your lifetime. This lasting foundation will provide superior support for restorations, ensuring that your prosthesis does not slip when speaking or shift when eating. Implants also improve oral health. The implant posts send regenerative signals to your jawbone and work to prevent bone resorption, which commonly affects the jaw after tooth loss occurs. You can enjoy significant advantages for your oral health and overall quality of life.
"A former lab technician himself, Dr. Fling is very familiar with fabrication, and his custom restorations are engineered to fit and flatter your face, while functioning very similarly to natural teeth."
Choosing Your Restorations
Today, the highest quality restorations are available to complete your smile. The newest materials, such as zirconia, are more durable than ever before, and provide an extremely lifelike appearance. You can also choose from other materials, including IPS e.max® and porcelain fused to metal. The color and translucence of your restoration can effectively resemble natural tooth enamel, while providing lasting strength.
Dr. Fling specializes in creating top-quality restorations for dental implants. Working closely with a trusted oral surgeon, he can design and place custom implant-supported crowns, bridges, and full dentures. Dr. Fling uses the finest quality materials to provide his patients with the best possible outcome. A former lab technician himself, he is very familiar with the fabrication process. With Dr. Fling's expert care, you can receive customized restorations that provide a flattering contour for your smile and jawline, which also function very similarly to natural teeth.
Restore Your Smile
For implant-supported restorations and complete dental care, Dr. Fling is an excellent choice. He and his compassionate staff can provide the experienced, effective treatment you need. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment. We can provide an in-depth consultation to create a custom treatment plan and provide your personalized cost estimate.
“We treat each patient with the highest level of dental care, skill, and judgment.” Dr. Michael C. Fling