Dental Implants

Brett R. Warn, D.D.S. -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Premier Dental Arts

Brett R. Warn, D.D.S.

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lawton, OK

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may not feel like sharing your smile with the world. In decades past, men and women had few options when it came to replacing missing teeth, and none offered the look and feel of healthy, natural teeth. Today, however, Dr. Brett R. Warn can provide dental implants that give you a restoration that lasts a lifetime. Dental implants are among the most popular services that bring people to Premier Dental Arts, and the compliments they receive on their smiles are the source of many referrals.

Dental Implants

What is the difference between preventative dental care and restorative dentistry?

Preventative dental care involves the services received during your regular check-up and cleaning appointments. X-ray imaging, a thorough examination of your mouth, and teeth cleaning services are all part of preventative dental care. Restorative dentistry, also known as reconstructive dentistry, is the process of addressing the following conditions:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Severe discoloration

When are dental implants the best treatment option?

If you have lost one or more teeth due to trauma or decay, replacing those teeth with dental implants should be a priority. Aside from the cosmetic benefits of dental implants, there are numerous health issues that come with missing teeth.

Your natural teeth provide ongoing stimulation of your jaw bone, which promotes proper bone density and strength. When one or more teeth are missing, bone loss can soon follow. Dental implants provide the same bone stimulation as natural teeth, and help to sustain healthy bone tissue.  

Missing teeth may also cause problems with proper speech, eating, and gum tissue. Using today’s cutting-edge dental implant procedures, Dr. Warn can restore missing teeth with a permanent solution.

How are dental implants put into place?

The process of getting dental implants requires several office visits.

You begin with a consultation, where Dr. Warn explains the procedure and answers any questions you might have. Next, a surgical procedure allows for the placement of the anchor for the implant into the bone tissue of your jaw.

Depending on the type of implant that is best for you, a second procedure may be required to attach the post of the implant to the anchor.

Specialized imaging technology fabricates the visible portion of the implant. Once your gums have healed, Dr. Warn has you back in to fit the artificial tooth onto the post. Finally, he makes any necessary adjustments to the size or shape of the implant, and Dr. Warn explains how you can care for your gums and support your new dental implant.