Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Restoring a smile after tooth loss is necessary for a variety of reasons. First, patients experience a change in their physical appearance. Second, patients will experience less effective chewing efficiency. Third, the surrounding teeth may shift out of place, resulting in gaps between the teeth within the dental arch. To avoid these problems, patients are encouraged to visit a dentist and seek a solution to their natural tooth loss as soon as possible.
Dr. Kevin Rykard offers a variety of tooth restoration services, including dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants in Oklahoma City, OK. Dental implants are a popular choice for patients as they have several benefits.
The placement of dental implants is highly successful. With x-rays, Dr. Kevin Rykard can determine the best placement of the dental implant to ensure adequate stimulation of bone growth to hold the implant in place.
These titanium posts are surgically placed into the jawbone and restored with a custom dental crown. The crown is made of porcelain and matches the existing teeth for seamless integration into the dental arch.
Once a dental implant is placed, the process of osseointegration begins. This is when the bone grows around the implant, securing it. Dental implants derive their strength from the bone, making it the most efficient restoration available.
With proper maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. While the dental crown on top may break or need to be replaced over time, the implant itself stays in place for many years when patients continue to visit their dentist for cleanings and examinations.
Dr. Kevin Rykard is happy to provide Oklahoma City, OK patients with several methods of restoring a smile. Though dental implants are not appropriate for everyone, many patients can benefit from them as a strong, stable restoration. Alternatives may be considered in some instances. A dental bridge can be placed, which is a porcelain restoration that utilizes surrounding teeth to support. Partial dentures are also considered when patients are seeking a temporary or economic solution to their problem. A consultation and examination with Dr. Kevin Rykard can help patients determine the best treatment for their condition and seek an individualized treatment plan developed just for them.