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Missing a tooth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and socially awkward. To help restore the cosmetic appearance and the function of the tooth, your dentist, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS, can install a dental implant.

Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS will first examine your jaw structure to make sure you have enough bone material to secure a dental implant. Then, he will refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant. The oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made into the bone. A titanium implant will be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will fuse with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration.

After your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS will take an impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where a new crown will be fashioned from porcelain.

If you’re missing a tooth in your smile, consider calling Renaissance Dental at 918-272-0707 to have it restored with a dental implant in Owasso, Oklahoma.