When Dr. Seth R. Brooks meets with his Norman patients to discuss their options to replace a mouthful of loose or missing teeth, he always tells them about the Immediate Smile implant procedure. This less invasive option is perfect for most patients and can be completed on a shorter timeline than traditional dental implants. Keep reading as we talk more about the process of placing Immediate Smile implants.
When you visit Dr. Seth R. Brooks for your initial Immediate Smile implants consultation, he will begin by examining your mouth to determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. He will take X-rays, 3D scans, and other images to ensure he has a comprehensive look at the exterior and internal structures of your mouth. He will also talk with you about your overall health history and answer any questions you have about the Immediate Smile procedure. And finally, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will take impressions of your mouth to create your replacement teeth so he can ensure they are a perfect fit.
The Immediate Smile implants options are a great fit for many Norman men and women, and most will not require any pre-surgeries before having them placed. However, there are cases in which patients simply do not have enough sufficient bone tissue to place even a small number of implants. If this is your situation, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will recommend a bone graft procedure in order to prepare you for Immediate Smile implants.
The Immediate Smile Procedure
When it’s time to visit Dr. Seth R. Brooks in his Norman office for your Immediate Smile procedure, you will be given either local or general anesthesia, whichever you and Dr. Seth R. Brooks have decided on prior to your surgery.
Once you are comfortable, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will get to work. He will begin by removing any remaining teeth as well as any diseased gum tissue that may cause problems later on. Once the gums have been prepared, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will place two implants in the back of the mouth, and two toward the front of the mouth. The rear implants are uniquely positioned at a 45-degree angle, which allows them to bear the weight of an entire arch of teeth in an evenly distributed way.
After the Immediate Smile implants have been securely placed into the jawbone, Dr. Seth R. Brooks will clean up the surgical sites and close any incisions in order to speed up the healing process. An abutment will be placed on top of each implant, and your new teeth will be secured in place. When you wake up from your Immediate Smile procedure, you’ll have a beautiful new smile you’ll be proud to show off all over Norman!
Choose Dr. Seth R. Brooks and Oklahoma Dental Implants & Oral Surgery for Your Immediate Smile Implants
Dr. Seth R. Brooks uses the utmost care and professional quality when placing Teeth-In-A-Day implants for his patients. This less invasive tooth-replacement technology is an amazing system that renews your smile and restores your oral function completely!
If you’re ready to learn more about how Dr. Seth R. Brooks can help you, call his office in Norman today at (405) 329-3500 to schedule your initial consultation!