Oklahoma City OK Dentist


Missing Teeth?

We Offer Strong, Natural Replacements with Dental ImplantsImplant Dentistry Oklahoma City OK

From the visible portion of your smile, to the back, where they deliver stability to chew a full assortment of foods, dental implants can help you recapture an attractive and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which rest above the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” positioned on an implant seems life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to restore any number of missing teeth. Even people with no teeth can take advantage of implants, because they can exchange their dentures for teeth that don’t shift when they talk and don’t require removal at night. Because Dr. Rykard does the entire process from implant placement to crown manufacture, you won’t need to be referred to another practice.

New Breakthrough Provides a Solution for Loose, Slipping Dentures

Did poor bone density prevent you from getting the implants you wanted? Are you frustrated with dentures that shift, slide, or wander, and you would choose to have the strength and stability of implants if possible? If so, you will be thrilled to learn about the fairly recent breakthrough known as mini implants. Mini implants can replace one tooth or anchor dentures, eliminating slippage and trapped food. They can be done in a single visit and are virtually painless. In fact, you can look forward to eating normal foods the same day you receive them. Additionally, they can usually be located where regular implants cannot, so it may be possible for you to receive the benefits of mini implants even if you are not a candidate for regular implants.

Immediate Load Implants – Another Option

In addition to conventional implants, Dr. Rykard is also delighted to offer his patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. With this alternative, you will require only four implants, which will anchor your permanent dentures in place so that they’ll never need to be removed. You’ll appreciate that you can enter our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave with dazzling, functioning teeth – all in the same day. The use of four to six cleverly positioned implants gives tremendous stability to your new teeth. Immediate load implants can endure applied pressure immediately without having to delay while the bone around them heals.

Dentures Dentist Oklahoma City OKPreviously, when a patient lost teeth through trauma, disease, or extraction and elected to have dental implants, they would frequently be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon inserted the implants and returned the patient to their regular dentist to have the teeth located on the implants. In our practice, we can place the immediate load implants and the teeth in a single visit, so you won’t have to endure any delays.

Tired of Dentures Slipping?

If traditional dentures are your best option, Dr. Rykard can create natural-looking dentures that fit well enough to prevent slippage! He works to customize the plate perfectly, so you no longer must be concerned about the foods you eat or where your dentures might wander off to while you talk. If you are a denture wearer, be sure to inquire about this option. It will make your life so much easier.

Don’t live with missing teeth any longer! Call (405) 752-2626 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to determine your suitability for dental implants.