Implant Supported Dentures Oklahoma City
Dental advances are making it possible for people to keep their natural teeth longer. For those who do end up losing all of their natural teeth, implant supported dentures provide patients with a terrific alternative.
Full dentures, sometimes called classic, complete, or traditional dentures, have been used for years to restore the appearance of a patients smile, allow them to chew most foods, and speak clearly, but they do not provide the most natural restoration, and they can be uncomfortable. Many patients still wear this style of denture, but thanks to advances in the field of dental implants Dr. Rykard offers patients implant supported dentures.
About dental implants
The process for placing dental implants to stabilize a denture appliance is very simple. Most patients only require a local anesthesia, but Dr. Rykard offers sedation for those who are apprehensive about the procedure. This is one of many reasons patients come from Yukon and other surrounding communities to receive dental care from Dr. Rykard.
Once the area is numb, Dr. Rykard will place the implants in the jawbone. Patients often compare the sensations they experience during and after the implant procedure with that of having a tooth extracted. Once the implants have been placed, the jawbone will fuse to them. This gives them the strength of a tooth root and prevents any further loss of jawbone that occurs after an extraction. After the implants have been placed, Dr. Rykard will attach special abutments to them that correspond with snaps on your dentures, providing you with the ultimate stability.
Benefits of implant supported dentures
Traditional dentures are functional, but one of the most common complaints is about them being loose and requiring denture adhesive. This is not a problem with implant-supported dentures once they are snapped into place, patients do not have to worry about what they can eat, or whether the dentures will slip while they are talking.
If you have been told that you need dentures but have been putting it off because you did not want to deal with the problems of traditional dentures, call Dr. Rykard’s office today at (405) 896-6919, and schedule your appointment. Implant supported dentures are a good option for most patients who are getting their first set of dentures or those who are replacing an old set.