Life-Changing Tooth Replacement
Dr. Heng Lim, Owasso dental implant dentist, has devoted his whole life and career to treating people just like you who are in need of some level of dental care. Using his advanced education and training, many years of experience, advanced dental technology, and a stellar team of dental professionals, Dr. Heng Lim will work diligently to provide a smile that will allow you to regain your confidence.
If you’ve been covering your mouth with your hand while talking, eating, and smiling, it’s time to meet with Dr. Heng Lim at Life Smiles of Owasso to find out which tooth replacement option would best serve your dental situation.
You may be an excellent candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants®, an innovative implant that is changing lives one smile at a time. When you hear people say, “teeth in a day,” they are most likely referring to All-On-4 Dental Implants® because once your mouth is prepped to receive these amazing dental implants, you really do get a full mouth of stunning teeth in just one day.
Who May Need Dental Implants?
People who have lost teeth in a car accident or a blow to the head will likely be good candidates for dental implants. If you have lost some or all of your teeth to tooth decays and/or gum disease, you will likely require dental implants to restore your smile. If you have a congenital disorder that has affected your oral health, you may be a good candidate for dental implants in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Once Dr. Heng Lim has performed a thorough evaluation of your current oral health, tooth replacement options will be discussed. You may even best be served with some combination of restorative dentistry. Most people need more than one procedure to achieve the desired goal of a healthy beautiful smile. For instance, once dental implants are placed, your new teeth will be finished off with dental crowns or some other restorative, cosmetic dentistry procedure that Dr. Lim deems appropriate.
The dental implant procedure is different for everyone because each patient brings a unique set of challenges to the table. The amazing thing about the dental implant process is that Dr. Lim is able to explain the entire process to you using technology and images, so you will know what to expect every step of the way.
The All-On-4 Dental Implant® Process
Just as the name indicates, All-on-4 Dental Implants® allow both upper and lower teeth to be replaced with just four implants; traditional dental implants often require six to eight implants along with a bone graft. A bone graft of the jawbone not being necessary is hugely appealing to our patients. With the All-on-4 Dental Implant® procedure, the bone density required to secure the implants is not the same as with traditional implants, which require a much higher degree of bone density.
The All-on-4® implant technique tilts the posterior implants 45 degrees toward the back of the mouth, and the posterior implants are placed into the anterior maxilla, which is a part of the jaw with a greater bone density. This strategic placement of the four corkscrew-like titanium posts keeps your implants secure for many, many years. With only two implants in the front of the mouth and two angled implants in the back of the mouth, a full arch is created and supported in less time than is needed for traditional implants and dentures.
When your mouth is ready to receive the implants, you literally are provided “teeth in a day.” Traditional implants and dentures simply do not provide the ease of placement that All-On-4 Dental Implants® do, and your time in the dentist’s chair with All-On-4® is greatly reduced compared to traditional dental implants.
Advantages of All-On-4 Dental Implants®
If you’re still wondering why so many people choose the All-On-4® implants, take a look at this:
- They’re easier to manage than dentures. Wearing traditional dentures will likely affect your speech and eating ability; for many people, dentures often cause embarrassment when they slip. Your speech will not be affected with dental implants, and you will not have trouble eating. You will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods!
- Dentures and traditional dental implants often change your appearance and can be quite obvious in appearance. All-On-4 Dental Implants® do not cause the “sunken-in” look that occurs with missing teeth.
- All-On-4 Dental Implants® prevent you from ever having to take your teeth out to eat. You won’t have to deal with messy denture adhesives, loose dentures, and slippage. You don’t have to take implants out to sleep, and you will care for them as you would your natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your dental implant dentist in Owasso, Dr. Heng Lim.
Learn More About Dental Implants in Owasso, Oklahoma
Please contact the brilliant restorative dentist, Dr. Heng Lim, by calling (918) 274-3779. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our dental professionals will reach out to answer questions or schedule a new patient appointment.