Sunday, 29 April 2018

Implant Retained Dentures

Immediate Load Implants – Another Option

In addition to conventional implants, Dr. Rykard is also delighted to offer his patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. With this alternative, you will require only four implants, which will anchor your permanent dentures in place so that they’ll never need to be removed. You’ll appreciate that you can enter our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave with dazzling, functioning teeth – all in the same day. The use of four to six cleverly positioned implants gives tremendous stability to your new teeth. Immediate load implants can endure applied pressure immediately without having to delay while the bone around them heals. 

Previously, when a patient lost teeth through trauma, disease, or extraction and elected to have dental implants, they would frequently be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon inserted the implants and returned the patient to their regular dentist to have the teeth located on the implants. In our practice, we can place the immediate load implants and the teeth in a single visit, so you won’t have to endure any delays.

Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive 
Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
(405) 752-2626 
OklahomaDentistry.com

Thursday, 26 April 2018

What 10 Common Mouth Issues Really Look Like (Part 1 of 3)

You know good dental habits can help prevent things like cavities and gingivitis, but you may not know what conditions like these really look like or how they can affect your mouth. Use this visual guide to learn more about some of the most common dental health issues, symptoms to watch for and the potential treatments that are available. Please note: This content is for informational purposes only. Only a dentist, physician or other qualified health care professional can make a diagnosis.

Cold Sores (Fever Blisters)







Cold sores are fluid-filled blisters that erupt on your lips, under your nose or around your chin caused by a virus known as herpes simplex virus type 1. Once you have them, you’re likely to get them again. Extremely contagious, they can be passed to others from the time you feel the first symptoms (like itching or tingling by your mouth) to the time they heal completely. Cold sores are often red, yellow or gray and usually heal within a week or two on their own. Your dentist can prescribe antiviral drugs within the first few days of an outbreak to help it heal more quickly. Over the counter drugs are available to help with pain, itching and burning they might cause.

Cavities







One in four adults has an untreated cavity, and according to the CDC, nearly every adult will have tooth decay at some point. You might have a cavity if you experience pain, food gets caught in your tooth, your tooth feels rough to your tongue or it hurts to eat something cold or sweet. Depending on their severity, cavities can be treated with fillings, crowns or root canals. If the damage is too extensive or involves nerve damage, the tooth may need to be removed. To reduce your chance of developing cavities, brush twice a day, floss once a day, drink water with fluoride, use a fluoride toothpaste, stay away from sugary food and drinks and see your dentist regularly.

Chipped Tooth







If you regularly chomp on hard foods like nuts or ice cubes, grind your teeth or have a mouth piercing, you’re at a higher risk for a chipped tooth. You might feel pain, depending on how much tooth has been lost. You may also feel a rough edge when you run your tongue along it.

If this happens, see your dentist. A small chip might be able to be smoothed down. Your dentist can use a tooth-colored filling, a veneer or crown to shape up your smile after a larger chip.

Teeth Grinding








Grinding your teeth (bruxism) is most likely to happen when you’re sleeping, though it can occur anytime during the day if you’re stressed, have a new filling or crown that’s higher than the rest of your teeth or have an abnormal bite. Over a long period of time, the surface of your teeth will become worn. You could experience toothaches, dull headaches or earaches, and jaw pain (TMJ). Your teeth may also appear more yellow because the white outer covering is worn away.

A custom mouthguard from your dentist can protect your teeth during sleep and correct bite issues. If stress is the cause, find a way to relax. Meditation, counseling and exercise can help reduce stress and anxiety (and the likelihood that you will grind your teeth).

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Are you at risk for oral cancer? Learn to perform a self-exam.

Watch American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons's video on "Are you at risk for oral cancer? Learn to perform a self-exam.'


The above video is found on the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons YouTube Channel.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Dental Cosmetic Imaging

Cosmetic Imaging

Wouldn’t you like to see your new smile in advance? Now you can! Cosmetic imaging permits us to show you what can be corrected with your teeth and smile before you even begin treatment. Computer-generated pictures of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added to, or lightened, producing the outcome of your new smile. You’ll be thrilled and ready to meet your treatment goals!

Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive 
Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
(405) 752-2626 
OklahomaDentistry.com

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Are you at risk for oral cancer? Learn the facts.

Watch American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons's video on "Are you at risk for oral cancer? Learn the facts.'


The above video is found on the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons YouTube Channel.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com