Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an amazing way for patients to replace missing teeth or help secure their dentures. They are long lasting, highly successful, and a great way to restore and rejuvenate a patient’s smile when they have lost a natural tooth. Additionally, dental implants can also be used to help secure dentures in place.
Once a dental implant is placed, Dr. Rykard will then fabricate a dental crown that matches the existing teeth. This crown will be placed over the top of the implant. The dental implant will function as a natural tooth, and help restore the chewing and biting efficiency that the patient enjoyed before they lost their tooth or teeth. By placing a dental implant in place of a missing tooth, surrounding teeth will not shift out of place and bone loss will not occur. Other restorations such as bridges and partial dentures cannot sustain bone, and can result in a deterioration effect.
Implant dentistry also allows dentists to provide stable dentures for those who have ill-fitting or difficult dentures. Dental implants are placed into the bone, and the patient’s dentures are then retrofitted to snap into place with the implants. This gives the dentures the stability the patient has wanted, along with the strength they need to chew and bite effectively. Patients who undergo this procedure for implant-supported dentures have often wondered why they haven’t done it earlier! Patients find that they are extremely satisfied with the results of this dental treatment plan.
Dr. Rykard has several years of experience in implant dentistry. Oklahoma City patients can enjoy dental implants that are used to replace missing natural teeth. The implants are placed into the bone where the natural tooth was lost, and are then given time to heal to allow for osseointegration. This is when the bone grows around the implant in order to secure it in place. After this has completed, additional restorations can be applied, such as dental crowns or retrofitted dentures.
Dr. Rykard believes that it is important for patients to be proud of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry, combined with implant dentistry, allows Dr. Rykard to improve and rejuvenate smiles. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental implants, contact Dr. Rykard today and schedule a consultation.