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.
What Are Dental Implants
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
Twila Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"I started having some problems with my teeth and just in the aging process would lose one here, lose one there. Dr. Bryan has been so good about being patient with me, answering all of my questions that I have. I was very nervous at the thought of having surgery because I hadn't ever had any of that until all of this started going on. And Dr. Bryan has been so very good to help me. He always comes into the room and chats for a few minutes before they start putting you under with the anesthetic. The staff are wonderful in getting you prepared for the surgery. They really do make you feel like they care about you. Getting dental implants has been a great decision for me. I'm very self-conscious about my smile, about how I look when I talk. Being able to have them in there permanently — not having to take your teeth out and put them in a jar at night or scrub them with this little toothbrush — I like having everything bolted in like my normal teeth were, and it just feels much better to me. It doesn't feel as intrusive to my lifestyle."
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."
Frances Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"Hi, I'm Frances from Oklahoma City, and I had dental implants. When I first walked into the practice, I felt very peaceful. The staff was helpful in everything I needed. The doctor here was very friendly. She was very thorough. The text messages that I received before surgery were informative so I could prepare for the surgery. My procedure was amazing. I was all healed up in 5 days. To have a healthy smile and a healthy mouth is outstanding. I would recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma. "
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."
Cynthia Reviews Her Dental Implant ProcedureWatch Review
"My two front teeth were in dire need of some help, and I heard that they are actually very good at what they do, and they have replaced my two front ones with implants, and I've been very pleased with them. I had actually had a crown to begin with, and when the post broke, it would literally completely fall out sometimes when I would talk, so it was a disaster. The staff here is just absolutely wonderful. They're very caring, very professional. They just really make you feel relaxed when you go back. Oh, Dr. Bryan is just a sweetheart. He comes in singing most of the time. The implants are like my own teeth; you just don't know that they're any different. I'm just glad I had a place like this to come to have them done."