We Offer Strong, Natural Replacements with Dental Implants
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
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.
Previously, 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) 445-7981 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to
determine your suitability for dental implants.