Edward Lorents, DDS, has extensive experience in implant dentistry. At his Oklahoma City, OK, practice, he uses some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to deliver stunning, life-changing results. When you visit Dental Arts Center, you can choose from many types of dental implants. In many cases, we can provide same-day or next-day restorations. We can perform all procedures onsite, even fabricating your restoration in our lab, making your implant process as convenient as possible. This comprehensive approach also enables us to offer competitive pricing.
Dental Implants Candidacy
Implants are small, screw-like posts made of titanium, a biocompatible material. These posts will assimilate with your jawbone to permanently replace your tooth roots. The firmly anchored restorations can then support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. However, your jaw must be stable enough to support implants. Dr. Lorents will use his CT scanner and 3D imaging technology to measure the density of your jawbone.
Dr. Lorents can conveniently and efficiently perform every step of your dental implants treatment.
If he determines that you have sufficient bone density, he can place the implants in the strongest areas of your jaw. In cases of insufficient bone density, he may recommend a bone grafting procedure. You should be in generally good physical and periodontal health to undergo implant surgery. If you are suffering from gum disease, Dr. Lorents can often provide treatment to restore your candidacy for dental implants.
Your Dental Implants Surgery
Dr. Lorents can conveniently and efficiently perform every step of your dental implants treatment. During your consultation, he will create a surgical plan using 3D scans of your jaw. Your actual implant procedure begins with the administration of sedation (nitrous oxide or oral sedation). Dr. Lorents will then place the implants in the strongest areas of your jaw through small incisions in your gums. After healing and recovery, also called osseointegration, he will attach your restoration. We will create your prosthetic onsite, using digital impressions of your teeth and gums. Made of advanced materials, your restoration will provide a realistic look and a comfortable fit.
Dental Implant Options
At Dental Arts Center, we offer several types of dental implants. These include:
- Traditional implants: These posts can be a good option to support single crowns and dentures. They can be an especially effective choice if you have recently undergone bone grafting.
- Speedy implants: With speedy implants, you will not have to wait until after your recovery to receive your restoration. Instead, Dr. Lorents will give your gums 24 hours to heal. Then he will attach a temporary implant-supported prosthetic. Once you have fully recovered, you can receive your permanent restoration.
- All-on-4®: Similarly, All-on-4® will enable you to receive an implant-supported denture immediately following implant surgery. It, too, will be temporary, but will serve as a stable replacement.
- Smile makeover: Dental implants can be combined with various cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover procedure, to thoroughly refresh your appearance.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer important aesthetic and health benefits. Their most important advantage is that they are very stable and will not slip out of place, unlike removable dentures and bridges. Therefore, you can enjoy complete oral function, clear speech, and greater confidence. Another benefit is that implant-supported restorations are very realistic. Your prosthetic will sit immediately atop your gums without a plastic base. In addition, dental implants improve your long-term oral health. Stimulating tissue regeneration, just like your original tooth roots, implants will prevent jaw recession and subsequent tooth loss.
Why Choose Dr. Lorents?
We know you have many options for your dental implants treatment. Dr. Lorents places between 40 to 50 implants each month, using the latest techniques. His advanced imaging systems allow for a more comfortable surgery and faster healing times. Dr. Lorents is truly unique since he can conveniently fabricate your restoration onsite. With full control over the entire process, he can help ensure attractive and long-lasting results.