Dental Implants Edmond

How does an implant work?

Is there a better option to partial dentures? What if a person is just missing one or two teeth? In the following article, we will discuss how a dental implant works, and how this could be a better option

How does an implant work?

Have you ever seen partial dentures? Perhaps someone you know or even yourself have them. Partial dentures are just like full dentures and are removable for daily cleaning. They are definitely a more cost effective option, however, like full dentures, they can move in your mouth, effect the way you speak and what you eat. Implants are a great option to alleviate some of the typical issues of partial dentures if a person is missing one or a few teeth.


  • Implants begin with a cylindrical or tapered titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. As the healing process continues, the titanium post will literally fuse with the jawbone to create a strong base for the replacement tooth or teeth. This healing process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.


  • After the healing process, a connector piece, called an abutment is place on to the implant to connect it to the replacement tooth or teeth. Then, the individual tooth, bridge or dentures with multiple teeth are then connected to the abutment. This option does require more of an investment from the individual, but it will produce better and longer lasting results that with full or partial dentures.

As always, if you have any questions about dental implants, or any other dental concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Wallace Family Dentistry in Edmond, OK!

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Dentist Edmond: Bringing Smiles To Life With Dentures Retained By Implants

Dentist Edmond: Providing Confidence With Dentures Retained By Implants

It’s spring and that means that some of the most noteworthy events will soon be taking place like weddings, picnics, and family outings. These events usually mean that photos are going to be snapped and we all know that people like to see smiling faces in photos. Are you one of those people that do not like showing your smile? Perhaps, the pain of ill-fitting dentures has you feeling less than wonderful? Our dentist in Edmond would love to help by bringing your smile to life with dentures retained by implants.

Our dentist in Edmond has many specialities, but dentures retained by implants is a strong passion of Dr. Mike’s as he loves helping patients ditch their old, uncomfortable removable dentures. Rather than putting up with those sticky denture adhesives and the pain of loose dentures due to your bone structure changing overtime, you could have a more secure option.

We say they’re more secure, because dentures retained by implants do not slip out involuntarily! In fact, the dentures retained by implants, provided by our dentist in Edmond, gives the patient the ability to remove their teeth, or not. Here are a few benefits to having dentures retained by implants:

  • Unlike removable dentures (not implanted) you don’t have to keep a glass on the night stand to put your teeth into for cleaning.
  • They’re strongly bonded and snap into the implants placed in the jaw.
  • The wearer can eat and talk without their teeth moving.

Don’t miss out on those springtime photo memories! Instead, get a smile you’re confident about! Our dentist in Edmond would be more than happy to help you obtain a great smile with dentures retained by implants. If you’d like to make an appointment, call us @ 405-340-0411 or to request an appointment with the dentist you can click here.


Give The Gift Of Dentures Retained By Implants

See the difference of dentures retained by implants

Thanksgiving just ended and a lot of loved ones enjoyed spending time with each other. In addition, a lot of people had a great time indulging in tasty, culinary delights of the season, but what you may not realize is that some of the elderly crowd may not have had as much fun trying to eat for fear of their dentures falling out. If you have ever had to cut up the meat for your elderly mom or dad, then you know the struggle they deal with on a regular basis.

Have they tried many types of denture adhesives, but they just don’t do the trick? The real issue is that over time, shrinkage in the bone structure in the mouth causes standard dentures to gradually become loose and the glue doesn’t always offer relief. Grandchildren might be stuck with a mental image of grandma pushing her “teeth” out while attempting to remove stuck-on food. It’s an uncomfortable, embarrassing situation for grandma who has to take her teeth out and for guests who have to witness the experience.

There is a better solution; Dentures retained by implants!

Unlike regular dentures that slip out involuntarily, dentures retained by implants give the wearer the ability to choose removal or not! They don’t have to be placed in a glass on the night stand to get clean as they are easily removed for just for cleaning. Easy removal doesn’t mean that they aren’t strongly bonded, however; because the dentures are supported by implants placed in the jaw. The dentures sort of “snap” into place using the anchors for support and they stay put. A person wearing dentures retained by implants can actually talk and eat without their teeth moving!

Would your parents like to avoid repeating the embarrassing teeth-removing process at Christmas dinner? With Christmas right around the corner, a great gift to give your elderly loved ones would be the gift of new teeth and with that you’ll be giving them a reason to smile and so much more.

Call us @ 405-340-0411 if you’d like to know more or to schedule an appointment with the dentist.