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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.

Implant Candidacy

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

Robert Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure

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"My name is Robert, I'm from Edmond, and I had an implant. I felt comfortable coming in when I first came into the practice. The staff was very respectful, concerned about any of my needs, treated me as though they knew me from—from childhood. I liked Dr. Fuller quite a bit. Any questions that I had, she answered the questions, made me feel comfortable and prepared. My procedure went very well. I was put at ease from the beginning to the end of the procedure, and I was quite happy with the results. My experience was indeed incredible. I would highly recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma."

Beverly Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure

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"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."

Cassie Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure

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"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."

Teresa Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure

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"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."

Gary Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure

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"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."

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.