Dental Implant-Retained Dentures - BLACKWELL, OK

Dental Implant-Retained Dentures

Make Your Denture More Reliable

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are designed and created with long-term comfort and function in mind. Those who currently wear dentures likely don’t get enough of either in their daily lives. Instead of settling for a denture that constantly shifts or makes chewing food a burden, implant-retained dentures from Blackwell Dentistry offer a more comprehensive solution. Even those who aren’t typically eligible for dental implants should consider them! Contact our office to schedule your consultation.

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How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Dental implants traditionally replace a single tooth with one implant and one restoration. However, that doesn’t mean that you need an implant to replace each individual tooth if you need to restore an entire arch. Implant-retained dentures work to maximize the use of bone tissue inside the jaw, allowing just four to six implants to anchor a full bottom or top arch of teeth. The denture itself it still made from acrylic gum tissue and porcelain teeth, but is further customized with sockets that snap onto implants integrated inside the jaw. In some cases, your current denture may even be capable of being outfitted with dental implants, but this depends on its current condition.

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Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

While having enough bone volume is important for successful dental implantation, those who typically aren’t eligible for traditional implants may not necessarily be ineligible for implant-retained dentures. Since the implants are designed to integrate with the bone that is currently present, you have a better chance of being a candidate even if you’ve had dentures for a long time. Of course, a thorough examination will be performed to ensure your eligibility as well as confirm that no dental disease is present.

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The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

After confirming your dental health and jaw bone structure, we’ll begin creating a surgical guide for your implants and plan your surgery for a later date. On the day of your surgery, we’ll open up your gum tissue and place the implants directly into your jaw bone, followed by closing the gum tissue to allow them to heal. In most cases, a denture can be placed the day of surgery, allowing you to retain your smile as your implants heal. Once the implants are fully integrated, we’ll schedule a second surgery and have healing caps placed so that the gum tissue properly heals around each implant. After about two weeks of healing, the caps are then replaced with permanent abutments which hold your denture.

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Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Overall, those who choose implant-retained dentures can expect many of the same benefits they’d gain from traditional dental implants. These benefits include:

A more stable denture

A stronger biting force

No need for denture adhesive

Easier maintenance (especially for fixed options)

Improved blood flow to the face and cheeks

Reduced bone resorption

What our Patients Say About us

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Stacie McConnell
Stacie McConnell
I was able to get a same day appointment, and they were all very kind and patient. Took care of my problem the same day! Definitely recommend!
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Apr 29, 2022
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Dickeycruzan Cruzan
Love it here they are amazing with my kids and my family
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Liberty Blackwell
Liberty Blackwell
Super friendly and patient with me and got the job done super fast
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Oct 07, 2021
Jari Ebert
Jari Ebert
My husband has been going here for about a year now and highly recommends it! They're always helpful and accommodating! He loves the care he gets there and how dedicated they are to getting his smile all fixed!
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Dec 03, 2021
Nicosha Anderson
Nicosha Anderson
We have been coming to Blackwell dentistry for years now. We love the special things they do to give back to their customers as well as their community. I am always seeing new things there are doing to give back and to interact with their patients and others. The last time we were there we had 3 new dental assistants. We loved all three! Marfa was so thorough with her cleaning. The most I’ve personally ever seen an assistant do anywhere on a kid. She taught my kids new things as well as told them the reasons for each thing. It was very educational to them and to me as well. Melody was with my 5 year old and she was so great with her. She really focused on her having fun and enjoying the dentist. She was so great with the kids it made me want to be more patient and better with them as well. I know she was just doing her every day job but you never know who is watching and can be inspired by your attitude. I wasn’t in the room with Michaiah but she was very nice and informative when I spoke with her. The ladies at the front desk are as always the sweetest and most helpful. We will continue our business at Blackwell Dentistry for as long as we can, and you should as well!
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Dec 09, 2021

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Giving Back to Blackwell & Ponca City

Dr. Neale and his family have a true passion for working within their neighborhood and helping to make it an even better place, partnering with nearby schools, youth centers, local events, and much more.

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday: 8 am. – 7 pm.
Tuesday: 8 am. – 5 pm.
Wednesday: 8 am. – 7 pm.
Thursday: 8 am. – 5 pm.
Friday: 8 am. – 1 pm every other week.