Oklahoma City Dental Services
Families travel from all over the Sooner State to see Dr. Rykard. Why? Because Dr. Rykard and his staff make your unique dental needs their number one priority. All are skilled and experienced professionals who are committed to making sure patients enjoy the benefits of healthy and happy smiles.
With this in mind, Dr. Rykard offers an array of services in order to accommodate the varying needs of his patients young and old. Our services include:
- Sedation Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Porcelain Veneers
- One-Visit Crowns
- Dental Care
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Root Canals
If you’ve been dealing with the challenges of tooth loss—which can range from physical difficulties such as eating and speaking to the emotional repercussions of having an incomplete smile—then talk to Dr. Rykard about tooth replacement with dental implants. Unlike most oral prosthetics, a dental implant replaces both the root and crown of a missing tooth. The root portion is a small titanium post that is surgically implanted in the bone beneath the open socket of a missing tooth. With time, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together in a process called osseointegration. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the post and bone; the bone securely holds the post in place and the post encourages new bone growth. When you’ve completely healed from this minor oral surgery, Dr. Rykard, known for restorative dentistry, Oklahoma City, attaches a crown to the implant to complete the restoration.
Implant Retained Dentures
Whether you’ve been a denture wearer for some time or have decided on dentures for tooth replacement, implant retained, or supported, dentures are an ideal way to enjoy the benefits of full or partial dentures that are firmly held in place by implants. Depending on the patient’s level of bone volume, Dr. Rykard will use either traditional dental implants or mini implants, which as the name suggests are smaller and require less bone density for their success. Once the implants are in place, the dentures are mounted on to the posts, which keep them from slipping and irritating your gum tissue.
One Visit Crowns
With CEREC One-Visit Crowns, Dr. Rykard can have you in and out of the office with a newly restored tooth after just one appointment. The CEREC system uses the advanced technology of digital imaging, computer aided design or CAD and an in-office milling unit to design and fabricate metal-free crowns while you wait. You won’t have to wear a temporary crown; there’s no waiting while a dental lab manufactures your new crown; and you don’t need to schedule a second appointment.
Invisalign® with the Cosmetic Dentist Oklahoma City Loves
Whether a patient is a teen or an adult, Invisalign can make having a straight smile a much less daunting undertaking. Whereas traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to move teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays. Each set in the series is worn for about two weeks and then you advance to the next pair. You’ll wear your aligners most of the day, except for when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. Treatment usually takes between six to 12 months, after which you’ll have a straight and beautiful smile
Regardless of the type of dental procedure you need, Dr. Rykard practices sedation dentistry to help anxious patients have a more comfortable experience. He will prescribe a mild sedative that you’ll take at a designated time before your appointment. You’ll arrive at the office calm and relaxed, so Dr. Rykard and his team can provide the dental care you need. Sedation dentistry necessitates your having a friend or family member drive you to and from your visit at our office.