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Mini implants aid in stabilizing dental restorations from your Oklahoma City dentist

Restoration of missing teeth has been a part of dentistry for centuries. In recent history, the denture appliance has improved a great deal, allowing men and women to replace teeth in a way that looks more natural than ever. Although dentures have improved as dental restorations, they still have a number of drawbacks that our Oklahoma City patients may wish to avoid.

The denture dilemma

Conventional denture appliances are designed to sit on top of the gums, remaining in place with suction. In theory, this sounds good, and has been the most viable solution for many years. Impressions for dentures are made with great care, and measurements obtained to create the best fit possible. In fact, many people find that upper dentures fit quite nicely through traditional means. Problems with lower dentures, however, persist.

A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe and is much smaller than the upper denture appliance. This is because room must be allowed for the tongue. The size of the denture appliance often means that stability is lacking.

Solving common problems with denture support

Dr. Rykard is an experienced dentist who strives to create the best possible restorations for his patients. For denture support, he may recommend stabilization with dental implants. Implants are very small posts made of titanium, which are strategically placed within healthy jawbone tissue. These posts are about the same size as natural teeth roots. With just a few implants, the bottom, or top, denture can become very stable, increasing both comfort and functionality.

Many patients seeking tooth replacement with dentures enhance their whole experience with mini dental implants. This form of dental restoration can be truly life changing. Mini implants are designed after conventional implants, but are smaller so to fit perfectly in the smaller structure of the lower jaw. Exceptional for denture stabilization, mini plants offer advantages such as:

  • Procedure is quick, minimally invasive, and comfortable.
  • Mini implants are suited to areas of lower bone density, which is experienced by many people who have had dentures for some time.
  • Mini implants may be more affordable than larger, conventional implants. In many situations, dentures may be placed over implants the same day, getting you back to your normal function and confidence level right away.

Tooth loss does not have to steal your confidence. Contact our office at (405) 752-2626 to learn about our implant supported dentures.

Unmatched Expertise

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.

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High-Tech Patient Comforts

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.

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12448 St. Andrews Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 USA
Kevin Rykard, DDS Oklahoma City Dentist. (405) 752-2626 (405) 752-1218