Patients frequently travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Rykard. After researching their options, they realize it is worth the trip. He brings countless hours of advanced training and years of experience to every case. Dr. Rykard has been fortunate to work alongside some of the top clinicians in the world and he utilizes this knowledge as part of every treatment plan. He takes the time to listen, and he develops a plan for your smile.
Highest Level of Dental Care
The latest technology is critical to providing the highest level of dental care. At the same time, Dr. Rykard and his team want you to look forward to your next visit to their practice. This is why every patient receives the little things like fresh-baked cookies and massage chairs along with major benefits like the low-radiation and high-definition of their digital x-rays. Experience the difference this combination can make. It will make you smile.
Dental Implants and Implant Retained Dentures for Restorative Dentistry Oklahoma City Trusts
There are actually millions of Americans living with tooth loss. If you are one of them, then you’re well familiar with the difficulties of having missing teeth: eating, speaking and smiling, to be precise. Dr. Rykard can turn those difficulties into advantages with dental implants. Whether you have missing teeth because of gum disease, severe tooth decay or traumatic injury, a dental implant may be the ideal solution.
As a tooth restoration, a dental implant is comprised of two components: the portion hidden below the gum line and the part that is visible above the gum line. To replace your tooth, Dr. Rykard begins by surgically implanting a small biocompatible rod in your jaw bone. Made of titanium, this rod or post, mimics the root of a natural tooth. As such, the post firmly anchors the eventual crown that Dr. Rykard will attach, and it also helps to maintain healthy bone tissue. Without a root in place, bone tends to deteriorate, which is the reason many people with missing teeth eventually develop an aged and haggard appearance. Once you’ve healed, the crown is placed and your tooth restoration is complete.
Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures. In this case, mini implants are typically used, especially for patients who are already denture wearers and may have some loss of bone volume. With implant retained dentures, you’ll have a complete smile that is permanently secured to implants anchored in your jawbone.
Regardless of the type of dentistry—general, restorative or cosmetic dentistry, Oklahoma City can relax with sedation dentistry from Dr. Rykard. If dental fear or anxiety has kept you from having the dental care you need, then ask about our sedation dentistry. We use oral conscious sedation. Before your appointment, you’ll take a small dose of a prescribed sedative that is calming and relaxing. You won’t be unconscious, but you may not be able to remember your procedure either. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from our office if you plan on having sedation dentistry.