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 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.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
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
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.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Gary Reviews His Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"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."
Tim Reviews His Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"Well, I ate a gobstopper, that’s what happened. I realized real quickly that I was in trouble, and my dentist referred me to Dr. Bryan. What was great I think about the whole experience is that he explained everything in details that I could understand. I needed to have a dental implant, and I thought he was very attentive and did a great job in after-care, just kind of following up with me, explaining what we should expect when we went home. I had such a positive experience with my own surgery that when we found out that our oldest daughter needed to have her wisdom teeth removed, it just seemed like the obvious choice to come here. The staff here is very friendly. I think the place itself is welcoming. The work that they do, I thought was really outstanding."
Pam Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I had a fractured tooth, number 19. My general dentist and I decided that it would probably be a better plan to go have it extracted and then have Dr. Bryan do an implant on it. He’s a very professional person. The whole staff is very professional. They tell you what they’re going to do to you when they take you back, and the whole operatory — you can tell — is just very well-kept, sterile, and it just puts you at ease with everything. If you needed to have just a regular extraction done or an implant or anything else that he does as far as bone grafting, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else."
Michael Reviews His Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I was at a job site, and I was eating a Tootsie Roll® Pop, and my front tooth just came off in my mouth, so I called Dr. Bryan right away in a panic, asked him, "Please, I need to see you right away." I showed him my tooth, and he said, "Well, that's a problem." He tried putting it back on by other means, and he explained to me, "You're going to need an implant." I was a little apprehensive. I had never had an implant, but he went through it step by step, so I was very, very comfortable with it. Recovery was really good. There was really no real pain afterwards. I didn't have to take any pain medication. The staff was really great. They put me at ease when I first came into the office. Dr. Bryan is really a great person. He really cares about your feelings and cares about how you're going to react to the procedure. It was a very, very good experience, it really was. My dental implants feel great. They feel like my real teeth. No more lollipops for me; no more Tootsie Roll® Pops. But obviously, it feels good. I think it looks good — at least my wife comments on it from time to time — and I've been very, very happy with the procedure."
Teresa Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"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."