Dr. Terry Rigdon is highly regarded nationwide for his skills in dentistry. He routinely provides dental services to his fellow dentists. In addition, he treats patients from all over northeastern Oklahoma, many of whom are referred by other dentists. Patients from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, California, even France, and Ukraine (in the former Soviet Union) have sought treatment from Dr. Rigdon.
So, why should you choose Dr. Rigdon to fulfill your dental needs? Dr. Rigdon’s remarkable level of experience alone makes him stand out from the average dentist. Whether you need cosmetic, dental implants, or denture services, Dr. Rigdon brings years of knowledge and practical application to your dental care. And, if you are interested in using sedation dentistry with any of our dental services, Dr. Rigdon has 16 years of experience in the area. You can relax with the additional comfort of knowing you are under the care of a highly qualified and experienced dentist.
In practice since 1978, Dr. Rigdon is known for his passion for excellence and is committed to seeking perfection in his patients’ care. He provides the highest skill level achievable, utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, and is assisted by a staff that has been specially trained to provide optimal care, all within a comfortable environment.
Dr. Rigdon is a graduate of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has completed numerous hours of continuing education in dental advancement pertaining to implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Rigdon is active in numerous professional organizations and has been recognized by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry with Diplomat status, which is the most prestigious credential an implantologist can receive. In fact, only three dentists in Oklahoma have achieved Diplomat status, with Dr. Rigdon as the only dentist east of Oklahoma City to receive this honor.
Dr. Rigdon has lectured nationally and internationally to dentists and dental laboratory technicians and has published work in professional journals. He feels that helping others achieve a higher level of knowledge and proficiency in dental care is one of the most rewarding parts of his career.
Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Living with missing teeth or uncomfortable temporary solutions are not necessary any longer. Modern dentistry has developed some of the most impressive medical solutions through dental implants. Dr. Rigdon has been performing dental implants since 1987. Fellow dentists and patients alike have recognized his exceptional skill and care in this area.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are man-made substitutes for natural tooth roots. They serve as anchors for the replacement of missing teeth. The dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. A single tooth or teeth replaced with dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth available.
What Dental Implants Can Do for You:
- Accelerate and activate your life
- Provide a foundation for teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Conserve your existing natural teeth
- Support a bridge – eliminating the need for a removable partial denture
- Provide support for a removable denture, making it more secure and comfortable
- Improve appearance and self-confidence
- Eliminate pain when chewing food with removable teeth
- Help maintain bone structure and facial features
- Maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance
- Allow you to eat your favorite foods again
- Provide comfort and convenience
- Give permanence and reliability
Are You Missing a Single Tooth?
Missing a single tooth can, over time, allow the misalignment of your remaining teeth and thus erode your current smile. A single tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown is the most predictable, conservative, and long-lasting method of tooth replacement. Without a dental implant, the two adjacent teeth to a missing tooth must be filed down to anchor a bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to modify natural teeth.
Are You Missing Multiple Teeth?
Missing multiple teeth can be a serious problem as the support structure of your jaw begins to deteriorate. Implants stop that deterioration. Dental implants are designed to serve as a foundation for replacement crowns or bridges that “give you your teeth back.” They look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Have an Uncomfortable or Slipping Full or Partial Denture?
Dental implants are the most secure and natural form of tooth replacement and unlike partials, they will never slip. Implants are a predictable and comfortable alternative for those persons who cannot wear, or choose not to tolerate, removable complete dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants offer a predictable alternative to a variety of problems related to removable teeth including: pain and sore spots, poor dental stability, inability to speak clearly, and gagging caused by removable teeth.