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Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Experience a Rejuvenated Smile At Last

Dentures are popular cosmetic dentistry restorations that are available at Dr. Rykard's office for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dentures are available in both full dentures (which cover the entire upper or lower arch) and partial dentures, which snap into place to provide a replacement tooth in the area requiring attention. Both can be created for patients of Dr. Rykard who are not viable candidates for dental implants or dental bridges.

When a patient loses their natural teeth, they will also lose approximately 70-80% of their chewing ability with traditional dentures. Traditional dentures have a tendency to not stay in place or fit as tight over time, and they can even cause irritation and sores on the gums. The ideal solution to prevent these problems from happening is to provide implant-supported dentures.

 

"A tooth from my old denture came out and needed to be re-glued because I looked like a snaggletooth, and needed help quickly. My spouse found the office listed on an internet page and called. They made room for me without an appointment. Dr. Kevin Rykard fixed my problem with a small charge. He got me out of the office with time to spare; I was able to attend my granddaughter's volleyball game."
~ Mike B.

"Dr. Rykard repaired a messed up procedure by another dentist and did root canals, crowns and dentures for me. I am so happy, I can eat again without pain and can smile again without being embarrassed. I would highly recommend Dr. Rykard, he is the best dentist I have ever been to."
~ John B.

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Stabilized Dental Implants

Implant-supported dentures are a great way to combine dentures with an affordable alternative to give them the support and strength that they need to be effective for talking, eating, and chewing. Several implants are integrated into the patient's bone and linked with the denture to provide the stability it needs to stay in place for the most comfortable fit. Patients who have implant-supported dentures enjoy the benefits of affordable dental restorations with stronger teeth and bones.

Protect Your Oral Health & Prevent Bone Loss

Another benefit of dental implants is that they can prevent bone from deteriorating, which is a common negative effect for patients who go years without their natural teeth. Implants help stimulate the bone density in the jaw while supporting the dental implant. The deterioration of bone is what can cause many patients to suffer with ill-fitting dentures over time, as the dentures can irritate the gums and bone as it reabsorbs. Dr. Rykard can provide a variety of solutions for patients who are struggling with the loss of their natural teeth. For dentures that are strong, stable, and beautiful, call Dr. Rykard today to schedule a consultation and examination to find out how he can provide better-fitting, more natural-looking dentures for your smile in progress!

Meet Dr. Kevin Rykard

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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Oklahoma City Dentist, Dr. Kevin Rykard

Meet Dr. Kevin Rykard, the Dentist Oklahoma City Turns to for Compassion and Experience

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.

Sedation Dentistry

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.

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