Dental Implants in Oklahoma City, OK
Restore Your Smile With a Dental Implant
Dental implants at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma are a popular and versatile choice for replacing missing or damaged teeth. At our office in Oklahoma City, OK, our board-certified surgeons provide patients with a range of benefits, including full functionality, a natural appearance, and the potential to last a lifetime. Dental implants are an appealing option because they completely restore the missing tooth from root to crown. The design can be used to restore a single tooth, replace multiple teeth as part of a bridge, or even support a full arch of missing teeth. Dental implants are also the only tooth replacement option that preserve the health of your jaw bone and prevent bone loss.
A dental implant is used to restore a missing tooth. Its unique design mimics the structure of a natural tooth and provides the support needed to chew, speak, and smile with ease. The implant post is the first piece placed in the mouth and acts in the same manner as a tooth’s root. It integrates with the jaw during the healing period and continues to stimulate jaw growth and health throughout the life of the implant. The crown is custom-made to look just like a natural tooth. When the dental implant post has healed, the crown is placed and secured to the post with the abutment. Once complete, the restoration can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and routine dental checkups.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an attractive and versatile restorative option that have several benefits. Our specialists can help you find the right restorative option.
The Biggest Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are stable.
Patients can eat and speak with ease, knowing that their implants are securely integrated with their jaw bone.
Dental implants are a permanent solution.
The crown is custom-made to blend in with the natural teeth, allowing patients to smile with confidence.
Dental implants help promote a natural-looking smile.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene habits and routine dental checkups.
Dental implants are part of a healthy mouth.
Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone, preventing bone loss and dental shifting.
The first step in the restoration process is to see Drs. Bryan and Goodson for an initial consultation. During this appointment, we will present you with all your options for tooth restoration.
Yomi® Robotic System
We're the first practice in the state of Oklahoma to utilize the highly advanced surgical guiding system, Yomi®. This system ensures highly accurate and beneficial implant placement, and it is the first and only FDA-cleared robotic device to assist with dental implant surgery. By providing haptic guidance, Yomi is able to improve the accuracy and overall success of dental implant placements.
The Value of Dental Implants
It is important to understand that dental implants provide the best long-term value when restoring missing teeth or replacing removable dentures. That is why they are one of the most popular options of artificial or replacement teeth selected by patients and come highly recommended by oral surgeons across the country with the best success rates. Patients who choose dental implants over other replacement options enjoy the following benefits:
- Stability. Patients can eat and speak with confidence, knowing that their implants are securely integrated with their jaw bone.
- A natural looking smile. The crown is custom-made to blend with the natural teeth, allowing patients to smile with ease.
- A permanent solution. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene habits and routine dental checkups.
- A healthy mouth and jaw bone. Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone, preventing bone loss, dental shifting, and periodontal disease. With proper care, patients do not need to undergo future procedures or investments to replace their implants, unlike other restorative options. By investing in dental implants early, patients can enjoy cost savings over time and revel in all the rewards of healthy gums and a beautiful new smile.
With proper care, patients do not need to undergo future procedures or investments to replace their implants, unlike other restorative options. By investing in dental implants early, patients can enjoy cost savings over time and revel in all the rewards of healthy gums and a beautiful new smile.
Placing Dental Implants
The first step in the restoration process is to see Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson for an initial consultation. During this appointment, we will present you with all your options for tooth replacement, including dental implants, and assist you in making the right decision to meet your oral health goals. We will complete a thorough oral examination as well as produce highly detailed 3D images of your teeth and face using state-of-the-art i-CAT™ technology to develop a personalized treatment plan for your procedure.
We're the first practice in the state of Oklahoma to utilize the highly advanced surgical guiding system, Yomi®. This system ensures highly accurate and beneficial implant placement. Visit our Yomi page to learn more.
In some circumstances, patients require additional procedures, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting, to prepare the mouth for dental implant placement. When this is the case, patients sometimes require a separate procedure before placing the dental implant.
During the first surgical procedure, the oral surgeon places the dental implant post into the missing tooth socket. We offer a broad range of sedation options to make patients feel comfortable throughout this maxillofacial surgery.
During the healing period, the dental implant post integrates with the jaw bone, creating a sturdy base for the rest of the restoration. When the dental implants have integrated with the bone, a restorative dentist will fabricate the final crown, place it in the mouth, and secure it to the post using the abutment. This allows patients to function as though they have natural teeth, chewing tough foods like steak, biting into apples, and cleaning their teeth with routine brushing and flossing.
Dental Implants Aesthetic Zone
The aesthetic zone is the area of your teeth and gums that are visible when you smile. While all teeth and intraoral structures are important for good oral health, the aesthetic zone is especially important because it is what you and others will see when you smile broadly. Throughout the restorative process, we pay close attention to the harmony between the soft and hard tissues of your smile. Our goal is to ensure you achieve the most natural-looking, beautiful result possible.
Our skilled periodontist Dr. Fuller analyzes the tissues surrounding the implants and may use soft tissue grafting techniques to achieve an ideal gum-to-tooth ratio. This tissue preparation and attention to detail ensures symmetry along the gum line so that when your restorative dentist places the final crown, your teeth and gums appear beautifully balanced.
Meet Britney, Our Dental Implant Coordinator
Our dental implant treatment coordinator is here to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and informed throughout your treatment journey.
Dental Implants Cost and Other Common Questions
Many patients ask, “What is the cost of dental implants?” At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, we strive to provide dental implants at a rate that is competitive in the Oklahoma City metro area. The final cost of your dental implant procedure will be dependent on many factors, including the number of implants placed, your insurance coverage, your desired anesthetic, and the need for any additional procedures, such as bone grafting. Read more common questions about dental implants and learn more about the Cost of Dental Implants.
Hear From Dental Implants Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implants at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implants Patients
Rosalind Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"I was missing quite a few teeth on the upper right side, and then I had discoloration of the teeth at the front, and so I wanted them all to match, and the recommendation was for the dental implants. It was annoying because I really couldn't chew on my right side like I should, so my main focus was chewing on the front teeth, as well as the few that I had on the left side, which was causing discomfort. Well, I was a little nervous at first because I knew that I was going to have to lose all of my upper teeth, but right now, I feel totally confident that it was the right decision for me. They called periodically just to see how I was doing throughout the week, and if I needed anything, they were right there. I felt like it was exceptional care. Dr. Bryan is a great person, and I would recommend him to anyone. This practice in general, I would just recommend them to anyone. It's a major difference. I can really eat now. I'm glad I made this decision. I really am."
Gary Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure
"Dr. Goodson is a really gentle person, and he's friendly. Also, I'd say the best doctor I've ever met. The procedure went really, really good. After the procedure, there was no pain. The staff is really good here. Before surgery, the staff just made me feel at home – very comfortable. Now, the dental implant feels like my real teeth. I highly recommend Dr. Goodson."
Stephanie Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"My name is Stephanie. I'm from Seminole, and I had extractions and implants. When I first arrived, I felt comforted by the open atmosphere. The staff here will take all the time in the world to make you feel comfortable. One thing that I love about Dr. Goodson is he is amazing. My consult was quick. It was easy. I was comforted with answers to the many questions that I had. My quality of life is exponentially better. I love having a beautiful smile because I'm an extrovert and a social butterfly who loves to talk to people. I would highly recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma."
Teresa Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"My family dentist in Elk City referred me initially to Dr. Bryan to do some implant work. When I met with Dr. Bryan, they went over everything they were going to do. I think they showed videos, and I knew exactly what was going to happen whenever I did have the implant surgery, and so, everything went great. The recovery in my case went really well. Very little pain. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Dr. Bryan really put me at ease when I first met with him. This whole facility — they make you feel comfortable, they make you feel welcome. After the implant surgery, I've noticed that my implants do feel like natural teeth. There's no issues or problems with them. I'm very pleased with them."
Mark Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure
"Well, I had a tooth — a molar — that was loose, and a considerable amount of bone loss through the years. They extracted the molar, let that heal, prepared the site for the implant surgery. Dr. Goodson really put me at ease. Whatever questions I had were answered. It was very thoughtful, the procedure, and I've had great success since the surgery. I wish all my teeth were as strong as my implant. I had a great experience here. Really nice staff. Very thoughtful with their preparation before surgery. If I ran into somebody who was having problems with their teeth, and we got on the subject of implants, I would highly recommend Dr. Goodson and Dr. Bryan because of their expertise in the area of implants."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
There are many factors to consider when estimating your treatment time. The number of dental implants placed, the position of the missing teeth, the health of your mouth, and the need for additional treatments, such as bone grafting, will all play into this estimate. Typically, your oral surgeon places the implant post during a single surgical procedure. Patients undergoing this procedure with local anesthesia can often return to work the day of surgery. Patients who select IV sedation should expect to rest for the remainder of the day.
Following the surgery, it usually takes 3 to 4 months for the implant to integrate with the jaw bone. Once we have confirmed that the implant is strong and fully healed, the restorative dentist will place the crown in a final appointment. When you visit our practice for your initial consultation, we will develop a treatment plan personalized to your oral health needs. This will determine the length of your treatment, and we will provide you with all of the information needed for a smooth restorative process.
What if there is not enough bone left to place a dental implant properly?
Patients who have been missing teeth for an extended period often experience bone loss. This occurs because the tooth root is not present to stimulate the growth of healthy bone in the jaw. Advances in implant dentistry now allow us to address this issue and provide patients with a solution to their restorative needs.
We offer a variety of bone grafting options to restore lost bone, including socket preservation, sinus lift procedures, ridge preservation, and much more. Now, more than ever, it is possible to restore missing teeth with dental implants. During your initial consultation, we will complete 3D imaging to assess the height and width of your jaw bone and develop a treatment plan for successful implant placement.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma City, our team wants every patient to feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. We offer many anesthetic options to ease any discomfort associated with surgery. Many simple procedures can be performed using local anesthesia. IV sedation is also a fantastic option for patients who wish to rest comfortably during the treatment. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson have undergone extensive training in the administration of anesthesia and the monitoring of patients during surgery to ensure a comfortable and safe surgical experience.
What is recovery like for dental implant procedures?
We aim to provide patients with safe and effective treatment to ensure an efficient and comfortable recovery process. Most patients report returning to work quickly with minimal pain and swelling. We also require patients to brush carefully around the implant site and to avoid eating certain foods during the healing period. During your initial consultation, we will instruct you on proper post-surgical care for your mouth. Following these guidelines will be critical in providing you with an easy and successful recovery.
Can I get a dental implant in Oklahoma City?
Dental implant placement is one of the most successful restorative techniques used to replace missing, broken, or damaged teeth. They have become an attractive option for patients to consider because they look, feel, and act like natural, healthy teeth. And, when cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. If you are interested in dental implants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson at our office in Oklahoma City, OK. We look forward to helping you regain confidence and restoring your smile at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma.
Questions? We Are Here to Help
Our staff is here to answer your questions and guide you throughout your journey with our practice. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.