Teeth Replacement Options in Oklahoma City, OK
People expect their teeth to last a lifetime but accidents, disease, or dental decay can make it necessary for Dr. Rykard to extract one or more of them. Once teeth are removed, they must be replaced. This not only restores the aesthetics of your smile but also prevents the other teeth from moving, preserving your oral health.
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, Dr. Rykard offers several options. He will help you decide what is best for your individual needs.
These can be used to replace missing teeth in both the upper and lower arches. Partials vary, depending on the number of missing teeth and their location. They use the other teeth for stabilization. Partials prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, thus protecting your oral health and restoring the aesthetics of your smile.
This is the best solution in cases were all teeth must be replaced, and is suitable for both the upper and lower arches. Full dentures use suction or denture adhesives to avoid movement. They can restore the aesthetics of a patient’s smile, enable them speak naturally, and eat many of the foods that loose and missing teeth had made impossible.
Patients with full dentures often have problems with them slipping. They also complain about being unable to eat all of the foods they once could, for example, enjoying corn on the cob, or taking a bite out of an apple. The solution to this problem is implant supported dentures because they offer the best stabilization. With the use of mini implants, this option is available even to patients who have bone loss in their jaw.
Implants are placed in the jawbone and once they have had time to fuse with the bone, abutments with ball heads will be placed on them. The abutments will attach to snaps in the dentures to prevent movement. This method of stabilization most closely resembles natural teeth. This option is good for patients in Oklahoma City OK who are getting their first denture or for those replacing an ill-fitting denture.
If you need dentures or want to replace the ones you have with implant supported dentures, call DR. Rykard’s office today at (405) 896-6919 and schedule a consultation.