Frequently Asked Questions
The world of dentistry is a big place, and certain services or processes may feel confusing at first to patients and their families. The Blackwell Dentistry team understands this very well, which is why we’re always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have over the phone or in person. For added convenience, Dr. Neale has chosen to compile some of our most popular FAQs and their answers below. Please let us know if you’re still not seeing the information you need after reading through this page.
Do you see children?
Of course! Our practice is 100% family-friendly, and Dr. Neal has experience with children of all ages, including babies. We enjoy being able to help your youngest loved ones get started on the right foot towards a lifetime of happy smiles.
I’m missing teeth. What’s the best way to replace them?
While every patient’s needs and goals are different, Dr. Neale’s most common recommendation is dental implants. Dental implants stand apart from the crowd because they’re designed to replace every component of the natural tooth instead of only the white crown that makes up your smile, resulting in a stronger, healthier, and longer-lasting replacement. They’re also highly aesthetic and virtually seamless, which means they’re the next best thing to turning back time!
Will I need to see a specialist for dental implants?
Not at all. Dr. Neale has the advanced training needed to perform every stage of dental implant treatment right here in Blackwell, OK. We enjoy being able to save our patients valuable time and provide comprehensive care in a space they’re already comfortable in.
Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?
Definitely. Blackwell Dentistry’s menu of services features several cosmetic treatment options that can help you achieve the beautifully confident smile of your dreams, including porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, at-home teeth whitening, and more.
I want to straighten my smile, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there another way?
There is! In addition to traditional orthodontics, Dr. Neale also offers Invisalign® Clear Braces for teenagers and adults who want to maintain their natural image throughout the treatment process. Instead of brackets and wires, patients wear clear, custom-made aligners that are barely noticeable in the mouth. They’re also removable, which makes them more convenient in everyday life as well! We can tell you whether or not you’re a good candidate for Invisalign during an initial consultation.
Going to the dentist makes me/my child extremely anxious. Can you help?
Dental phobia is a very real and widespread problem among patients of all ages, which is why Dr. Neale prioritizes comfort and relaxation in his office at every opportunity. Blackwell Dentistry is the only dental practice in Blackwell, Ponca City, and surrounding areas to offer IV sedation, which can help patients feel genuinely at ease and even fall asleep during extensive treatments. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation are also available – please let us know if you’d like to learn more!
Do you see dental emergencies?
Absolutely. We accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible so that new and current patients alike are never left waiting for long. If you are experiencing a severe injury or pain, Dr. Neale will provide care on the same day as your call.
I can’t make it in for an appointment during regular business hours. Do you offer other times?
Yes! Our office is open until 7:00pm Monday-Thursday to accommodate patients and families with busy schedules. Don’t wait too long to call for an appointment, though – these times have the tendency to fill up fast.
Will you take my insurance?
Here in Blackwell, we are proud to be an in-network provider for virtually every dental insurance plan. We also take SoonerCare! To learn more about our financial options, please visit our new patients page.