Implants From Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess In Manhattan KS

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Substituting the natural look and function of a lost tooth (or teeth) can be a difficult feat, and, while there isn’t anything that can perfectly substitute for one’s God-given tooth, an implant is the closest known solution from current dentistry. Dental implants are an exceptional and adaptable part of current dental treatment plans. One or more dental implants can be used to take the place of single teeth, several teeth or all of your teeth – top and/or bottom. A dental implant can be utilized to secure a bridge, a single crown or an entire set of dentures.

Who Needs Dental Implants?

People With Loose Dentures Or Partials

Seniors, or often middle-aged adults, who have lost all of their teeth and who have dentures and are unable to chew, turn to us for answers. These patients cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.

But then, by placing just a few dental implants in the jaw bone that anchor their dentures in place, it’s as if you give them all of their own natural teeth back again. Implants are very stable, look good and are very strong. When someone gets dental implants, they can smile, laugh and eat and have no anxiety that their dentures may move around or make noticeable noises or that their bridge will trap food.

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Athletes Both Young And Old

Occasionally, a high school student suffers an accident or injury while playing a sport and finds that they have lost a tooth. Of course, the smart thing to do immediately following the trauma is to retrieve the tooth, push it back into the empty socket, and call the athlete’s personal dentist. Because the game may seem more important, the logical course of action is often lost in the shuffle.

With modern dentistry, instead of putting in a bridge that may need to be replaced in a few years, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can place a dental implant that could last from twenty years to as long as their entire lifetime.

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Teens (And Sometimes Young Adults) Who Are Missing Their Eye Teeth (Canines)

Every now and then, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess have an appointment with a young person who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess, it’s a dental challenge, but to that kid who is about to be transitioning into high school or quite likely attending a university, it’s really a social bombshell.

In the past, many doctors ignored the situation which not only caused the teen untold social embarrassment but also left them with a mismatched bite and the potential for a life of headaches and nighttime bruxism (grinding of their teeth). Now, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can ask an orthodontist to move the teeth so the spaces actually become larger and then place implants so the smile is not only beautiful, the teeth function and mesh together as if there were never anything wrong.

It should be noted, as a policy, Dentistry by Design will not place dental implants in a young person’s mouth until their teeth have completely matured.

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Could I Get Dental Implants?

The best candidates for dental implants have good oral health and are also healthy over all. You should also have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Adequate bone must also be available in your jaw to support the dental implant and hold it securely in place. To determine this, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess will gauge your bone density and quantity. Remember that, in some patients where bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease, implants might not be appropriate immediately. If you do not have sufficient bone in your jaw, this most likely will be able to be augmented with bone grafting or use of artificial bone to provide the right support for the implant.

There are a few red flags that could stop you from getting dental implants, while other situations may cause a short delay in getting your implants until they can be dealt with. These include:

• Diabetes
• Chemotherapy
• Currently receiving radiation
• A disorder of the parathyroid
• Certain blood disorders
• Bone disorders
• Cancer of the bone marrow
• Enlarged sinus cavity or cavities
• Osteoporosis

If you have decided that implants might be the answer for you, obtain the qualified advice of Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess to find out if you’re a good candidate for a tooth implant. Ensure that you consult with Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess about their considerable training in implant dentistry. Like other types of oral surgery, dental implant placement requires a certain amount of experience and training that many dental practitioners just don’t have.

Contact Us

  • Bret Gilsdorf, DDS, FAGD
  • 1110 Westport Drive
  • Manhattan, KS 66502
  • (785) 370-0940