Woman with curly black hair smilingDr. Seth R. Brooks sees many patients every year who have experienced tooth loss due to poor oral hygiene or an accident, but did you know that several Moore patients come to him requesting help for their congenitally-missing teeth?

Congenitally-missing teeth are individual adult teeth that either didn’t fully develop or didn’t develop at all within the gums. This may seem like an unusual condition, but the truth is that many people are congenitally missing one or more adult teeth. For some, these missing adult teeth aren’t a problem, especially if overcrowding was an issue, or if the missing teeth don’t impact the smile. But for others, missing teeth can be detrimental—both physically and emotionally.

At Oklahoma Dental Implants & Oral Surgery in Moore, Dr. Seth R. Brooks can help restore oral function and aesthetics by using dental implants to replace congenitally-missing teeth. Keep reading as we explain further. 

Effects Congenitally-Missing Teeth Can Have in Your Life

When patients in Moore are missing adult teeth, their overall lives can be truly impacted. Missing teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult, they can cause other teeth to shift about the mouth and affect the aesthetics of one’s smile, and the jawbone can weaken and deteriorate with the absence of needed tooth roots. Because of this, Dr. Seth R. Brooks recommends patients who have congenitally-missing teeth seek to resolve the issue quickly in order to preserve their oral health.

As with any treatment, Dr. Seth R. Brooks approaches each patient with congenitally-missing teeth on an individual basis in order to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. Sometimes patients can benefit from simple orthodontic treatment, but more often, Dr. Seth R. Brooks has found that replacing the missing tooth or teeth with dental implants is the most effective solution.

Dental Implants Can Help

As we mentioned, dental implants are the preferred solution to treat congenitally-missing teeth in adults. They offer patients a realistic and stable replacement tooth that is versatile and customizable.

Before placing dental implants, Moore patients will visit Dr. Seth R. Brooks for an initial consultation. During this time, he will perform a full oral examination, take X-rays and 3D images, discuss your overall health history, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will suit your specific needs.

Once a plan has been created, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will prepare the implantation site and make a small incision in the gumline. He will then surgically place a titanium post directly into the jawbone. After the dental implant has been placed, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will then place an abutment on top. Your gums and jawbone will require time to heal and bond with the dental implants, and once Dr. Seth R. Brooks has determined that your implants have properly healed, your artificial tooth or teeth can be placed.

Because dental implants are permanent and secure, Moore patients will be able to eat and speak normally and without worry, fear, or embarrassment. Moreover, patients who receive dental implants to replace their congenitally-missing teeth will also benefit from the aesthetic appearance of their new tooth or teeth because each one is matched to the look and feel of the surrounding existing teeth, offering a seamless appearance.

Dr. Seth R. Brooks Has the Answer

With many years of experience under his belt, Dr. Seth R. Brooks knows how to effectively treat patients with congenitally-missing teeth. You can rest assured that his work with dental implants will provide you with a natural-looking, fully functional smile you can be proud of.

Call his office today at (405) 329-3500 to schedule your initial consultation.