Tooth loss in America is very common—over 35 million Americans are edentulous, having lost all their teeth, while over 178 million are missing at least one tooth and in need of a replacement option. If you are one of these millions of Americans missing teeth, Hopkins Dental Clinic offers modern dental implant solutions to restore health and beauty to your smile. Without replacing missing teeth, you may experience bone loss in your jaw, a changing facial appearance, shifting teeth, or a collapse in your bite, not to mention it will be difficult to eat the foods you love. Dental implants are considered the gold standard to replace missing teeth because they can prevent further damage to the bone and restore beauty. Dental implants are a natural-looking tooth replacement that feature the same cosmetic and functional benefits of natural teeth. Our team is experienced in placing and restoring dental implants for those seeking single, multiple and even full arch replacements for missing teeth.
Dental implants function just like your natural teeth—they provide chewing and biting strength with a natural looking crown, as well as stimulate the jaw bone thanks to the titanium implant post. Our doctors and talented team LOVE placing dental implants and have over 20 years of experience in implantology necessary to provide quality care. Dr. J. Eric Hopkins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and completed a detailed MaxiCourse in dental implants. While we believe in the tried and true, we also take advantage of proven products and technologies to stay as current as possible when offering dental implants. We use guided implant surgery for precise placement of your dental implants and to give you the highest quality results.
Our Modern Dental Implant Process
The process for dental implants is not as frightening as many people believe. Our team provides quality care with integrity and will hear all your concerns and answer any questions before presenting a treatment plan. We utilize a CareStream 8200 cone beam CT scanner to capture detailed images of your oral health prior to surgery to help accurately plan and create implant guides. Implant surgery involves placing a titanium implant post into your jaw bone that provides the same functions of a tooth root. After the implant heals, we will attach a lifelike dental crown to restore bite strength and aesthetics. Our incredible team always focuses on patient service—doing anything to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
At Hopkins Dental Clinic, we are able to replace any number of missing teeth with dental implants so you can enjoy a complete, functional and beautiful smile again. We can replace single missing teeth with individual dental implants, gaps of missing teeth with implant supported bridges, and even restore an entire mouth missing all its teeth with implant supported denture or the advanced TeethXpress® solution. We recommend patients schedule a consultation with our doctors so we can evaluate the state of your oral health and even provide you with an estimated cost for dental implants in Shawnee, OK.