Implant Dentistry FAQs

Flawless Smile Dentistry

CLAREMORE | 918-347-1112, Broken Bow Dentist BROKEN ARROW | 918-347-4220, 2319 N. 9TH ST. BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012


Before committing to the dental implant process, it’s important to have the facts in order. Here are the answers to the top questions patients have about the dental implant process.

Before your dental implant placement commences, we’ll make sure the treatment area is completely numb. Then, our doctors will start the procedure by making in insertion into the gums to gain access to the underlying jawbone. After drilling a small hole in the same, he’ll then place the dental implant, which is a cylinder-shaped titanium fixture.

Once the initial placement is complete, you’ll be given time to heal and for the biocompatible implant to fuse with your existing bone. The result will be a sturdy and lasting fixture!

When you visit our Claremore office, you’ll soon find out how tedious our approach is to providing care. This is especially important for maintaining the 95% success rate of the dental implant procedure. Thus, our doctors will perform a careful examination to determine how much healthy bone mass you have available. He’ll also make sure there isn’t a need for any extractions or treatment for gum disease before your dental implants are placed.

All of these elements factor into the cost of treatment. Because the variables can differ from patient to patient, the only way to get an accurate estimate for your tooth replacement procedure is to visit us for an examination and consultation.

While the placement of a dental implant is a highly involved process, you don’t have to worry about any of the dental horror stories you may have heard about. Instead, you can expect, with the capable hands of our doctors, to have a painless implant placement experience.

As a caveat, you should expect some manner of discomfort after the procedure has concluded and the numbing medication has worn off. It’s usually manageable, though, by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. Typically, the soreness will subside over the first 10 days after the initial procedure is performed.

Whether smoked or chewed, tobacco usage can spell disaster for the recovery from dental implant placement. This is mainly because of the toxins released that can contribute to a condition called dry socket, which is the painful dislodging of the blood clot that develops after your surgery is completed.

To foster a healthy environment for healing inside your mouth, we strongly suggest that you avoid all tobacco usage post-surgery. Thus, you can recover adequately and get on with living a normal life again.

Let’s face it; embarking on the journey of tooth replacement with dental implant surgery requires an investment of your time and resources. Therefore, you should expect a lasting and sufficient return. The dental implant procedure provides that with adequate care, which should include the following mainstays:

  • Limiting your sugar intake
  • Maintaining regular visits with your implant dentist
  • Performing oral hygiene on a regular basis, which should include brushing and flossing
  • Avoiding using your teeth for prying open packages, chewing ice, or biting your fingernails

So we found this dentistry and thought we check it out. The staff are very nice, they give you a tour and informative of the dentists and the services they provide. My daughter felt comfortable and noticed the differences from our past dentist. So if she’s all in, I’m going to use the services as well. They were able to get me an initial assessment immediately following my daughters cleaning. I would recommend this dentistry to anyone who is searching for a more detailed and skilled dentistry!

    Nicole D.

    Broken Arrow

    The staff is friendly and very helpful. The wait time is short, to be called back and for the doctor to come in. The payment plans are affordable, the staff is knowledgeable and will work with you to help you get the treatment you need. The reception staff to dentist are patient and do not mind questions. Another big thing, for most people, they are open on Saturday. So you do Not have to miss work to get your dental needs met.

      Amanda S.


      Each visit with Flawless Smile is so pleasant. The front office staffers all greet me with a friendly “Hello” and smile. I have never waited more than 5 or 10 minutes to get taken back to the dental area by another smiling staff member. I am a different person because of my treatment at Flawless Smile. Different meaning I’m no longer depressed because I don’t have to hide my smile every minute of the day. It’s amazing how being able to smile changes every aspect of my life.

        DMarie L.


        I have dentures that are screwed in and I was having to go to either Kansas City or Oklahoma City from Tulsa to get them worked on fallstona was able to put these in and keep them clean for me and it's a lot closer than a two or four hour drive. Everyone I've met at the staff and the doctor is great I would recommend this especially if you're looking for dentures.

          Jerry E.

          Broken Arrow

          I really felt that all employees/staff were more than good to me. Made me feel like family almost and really seemed to care. They definitely wanted me to get the best service possible and I'm excited to go back again. My next appointment will be getting 7 teeth pulled and instead of feeling nervous as I usually do, I feel completely ready to get it done and have total faith in the dentist there to do good work. I know I'm in good hands!



            CLAREMORE | 918-347-1112, Broken Bow Dentist BROKEN ARROW | 918-347-4220, 2319 N. 9TH ST. BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012


            If you’re curious about implant dentistry and looking to learn more about it, please give Flawless Smile Dentistry a call, text, or email at either of our Broken Arrow or Claremore locations.

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