For more information about dentures or other treatments offered by implant dentist Glenda Payas, contact our Tulsa practice today.  A smile makeover from Dr. Payas can rejuvenate both your appearance and your spirit.

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Payas Dental Restoration of Tulsa

5314 S. Yale Ave. Suite 1100
Tulsa, OK 74135

Phone: (918) 492-3003
Fax: (918) 494-3001

Creating Beautiful Smiles in Tulsa - Smile Makeover and Implant Dentist Glenda Payas

Creating a beautiful smile involves more than just experience — it takes an artist's eye to achieve the type of outstanding results we have become known for at our Tulsa practice.  A smile makeover from Dr. Glenda Payas will revitalize more than your smile, as she takes the state of your entire mouth into account, rejuvenating both your oral health and your appearance.  Anyone can benefit from the dedication and artistry of Dr. Payas, regardless of the current state of his or her smile.  If you are missing teeth, our implant dentist can anchor dentures to implants at our Tulsa office to give you replacement teeth that will look and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. 

Among the safe, effective dental treatments we offer are:

Dental Implants – Implant Dentist Serving Tulsa

Since their introduction over thirty years ago, dental implants have become the gold standard treatment for patients who are missing teeth.  With natural-looking, replacement teeth anchored to titanium dental implants, you can regain a healthy-looking smile with durable, long-lasting results, whether you are missing one or many of your natural teeth.  No treatment for missing teeth produces superior effects — your replacement teeth will look and feel like your own, allowing you to speak and chew normally.  No one will know which teeth are natural and which aren't unless you choose to tell them!  In addition to restoring your smile, dental implants help you to maintain your long-term health by preventing your natural teeth from migrating out of position and allowing you to eat foods that you would have to avoid with removable appliances.

The dental implant process requires a few steps.  First, our implant dentist will place the implants at our Tulsa office, anchoring them firmly to your jaw.  Over the following months, the implants will fuse with your bone, creating a solid support point to which your replacement teeth will be attached.  During this time, the implants will be covered and temporary dentures will be used to allow you to eat and speak as usual.  Once the implants are fully fused to the bone, Dr. Payas will fabricate and place your new teeth, anchoring them to your implants to create fully functional replacements that will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.  In the end, you will have attractive, fully functional teeth and a beautiful, gap-free smile — simply brush and floss your new teeth regularly to maintain them properly, the same as you would your natural teeth.

To find out whether or not you are a viable candidate for dental implants, make an appointment today with Glenda Payas, the premier implant dentist serving Tulsa and surrounding areas.

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Gingival Smile Contouring

A "gummy" smile can make your teeth appear too small or uneven.  This can be caused by a number of factors, including gum irritation, past orthodontic treatment, or other periodontal issues.  If you are uncomfortable when you smile due to an excessive or asymmetrical gumline, Dr. Payas can reshape your smile with gingival smile contouring (sometimes referred to as a gum lift, or cosmetic crown lengthening).  Using advanced laser dentistry, we can recontour your gum tissue with minimal discomfort, often producing striking improvements in just one session, and the scalpel-free laser gum treatment minimizes bleeding and speeds healing over traditional methods.  By eliminating excess gum tissue and reshaping your gumline, we can lengthen the appearance of your teeth and "frame" them properly.  Gingival contouring is often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures performed at our Tulsa practice, including a full smile makeover or placement of porcelain veneers or crowns.  In this way, the gums can enhance the end result, helping to create a beautifully revamped smile.

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Dentures from Tulsa Dentist Glenda Payas

If you are missing teeth and are unsure as to whether dental implants are right for you, then you may wish to consider the possibility of having dentures custom-fabricated to fill the gaps in your smile.  Among the most time-tested dental appliances, full and partial dentures can restore your appearance and ability to speak and chew normally, as well as help prevent the sunken-in look that can come when facial muscles are lacking proper support due to missing teeth.  However, when not properly fitted, dentures can cause irritation and sores in the gums or shift uncomfortably and possibly lead to embarrassment.

Dr. Glenda Payas is highly skilled at creating dentures in our spa-like Tulsa office, combining her finely honed sense of aesthetics with her extensive knowledge of dentistry to ensure that your dentures will fit comfortably and function properly while maintaining your appearance, supporting your facial muscles, and giving you a healthy-looking smile.  Dr. Payas is accomplished at crafting both full dentures for patients missing most or all of their teeth as well as removable partial denture appliances, which fasten via clasps attached to remaining healthy teeth.  Either way, your new dentures will be both attractive and functional, allowing you to eat a healthy, balanced diet and speak without difficulty.

For more information about dentures at our Tulsa practice, or to learn about how a smile makeover could transform your appearance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Glenda Payas today.

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