So, you’ve been told by your dentist that you need a dental implant to replace a damaged, broken, or dead tooth. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.
Dental implants are the standard of care for many dentists. However, there are several risk factors to consider. Poor oral hygiene, smoking or other nicotine habits, and uncontrolled Diabetes with a HbA1c above seven (7) are among the highest risk factors. Severe clenching and/ or grinding, (any lateral pressure), presence of or history of periodontal disease, and other medical history factors are also important to consider.
Dr. Gene McCormick in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an expert in dental implants. He has the ability to provide a thorough exam of the area(s) in question by way of a 3-dimensional X-ray to see what lies beneath. This step is very important to consider before moving forward with your dental implant procedure. Dr. McCormick’s over 40-years in the industry affords him the experience and knowledge to advise on whether dental implants are the right option for your unique situation. Call today to schedule your complementary consultation.