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.
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 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.
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.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
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."
Cassie Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I had had braces two years ago, and after I was completely done with my braces, we needed an implant put where I had been missing a tooth since I was a child. I have been a dental assistant for 14 years and have known Dr. Bryan for a long time, so when it was time to do the implant, I knew that I was going to go with him. I’ve known him personally and have seen his work, and I could not have imagined going with anyone else except him. Dr. Bryan is the most amazing with his bedside manner; he’s funny, but he cares, and he tells you what he’s doing and why he’s doing it and made me feel so comfortable about both procedures I had done with him. My recovery period was much faster than what I was expecting. If any of my friends or family were to ever need any type of oral surgery, I would definitely refer them to Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson at Oklahoma Oral Surgery."
Donald Reviews His Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I had a tooth that went bad, and I was going to lose it, and we couldn't save the tooth, so when I came to see Dr. Bryan, the dental implant was the way to go. And if I had to do it again, I would do it all over. Well, when I walked in the door to Dr. Bryan's office, I felt very comfortable with the staff. They made you feel at home, and when I met Dr. Bryan, we just hit it off. He really cared about me, and he took me through the process, and it couldn't have been better. I had no pain whatsoever through the whole experience. I mean, he is a credit to this profession, and I'd highly recommend for anybody to come see him."
Beverly Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"My dental implant surgery was so easy. This staff just makes you so comfortable. Well, the first time you come, of course, they give you the information that you need and all that. Then you get your appointment; you come back. You wake up in the recovery room, it's over with, there's no pain. They do send you home with just a few pain pills. I have never taken one. Dr. Bryan has done a couple of implants for my husband. In fact, we are in the process of one right now, and this has just been another fabulous experience here. Together, we have probably had 15–18 implants. We have never had one fail. They just feel so natural, but you know they're permanent. You know that's a tooth you don't have to go back and address. I absolutely would highly recommend the practice here. I have to several of my friends. I tell everybody: "If you've got to have some oral surgery done — implants or wisdom teeth removed, whatever — I have the greatest people that can do that."
Dan Reviews His Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I know Dr. Bryan personally, but I had an emergency tooth extraction that I needed, and I called him, and he saw me the same day and got the tooth out. I had a pleasant experience; I was in and out within an hour or so. I didn't feel any pain — I didn't feel anything. And I really don't know what exactly he gave me, but he gave me a shot in the gums, and when I finally came to, he was done. After he pulled the tooth, we talked about having implant surgery done, and we agreed to do it, and I came in later for a consultation, and the whole process has been wonderful. It's not just him, it's the entire office staff — they're wonderful people. I go to church with Dr. Bryan, so I've known him for quite some time, and him and his entire family are just wonderful people. If I knew someone that was needing any kind of oral procedure that required an oral surgeon, I would highly recommend Dr. Rob Bryan. He's been wonderful."