Implants From Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess In Manhattan KS

Dentistry by Design Dental Implant Example

Replicating the natural appearance and utility of a lost tooth (or teeth) is a difficult job and, while nothing man-made can actually fill in for a God-given tooth, an implant is the most similar man-made solution from modern dentistry. Dental implants are an exceptional and versatile part of modern dental treatment plans. They can be used to take the place of a single tooth, multiple teeth or your entire upper or lower set of teeth. A dental implant can be used as a permanent artificial root to porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges or non-slip dentures.

Who Might Need Implants?

Athletes Both Young And Old

It isn’t odd that a teenager falls victim to an accident or injury while playing a sport and finds that they have lost a tooth. Of course, the wise move to make when that occurs is to retrieve the tooth, put the tooth under the athlete’s tongue if it’s been cracked off, and quickly head for the dentist’s office. Because the athlete believes that the team needs them, the dentist often isn’t consulted until the next day.

With modern dentistry, Dentistry by Design can replace the missing tooth/teeth, without grinding down the adjacent healthy teeth to support a bridge.

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

Frequently, we see a student who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To us, it’s a dental challenge, but to that youngster who is probably just moving into high school or just leaving for college, it’s definitely an appearance catastrophe.

In the past, orthodontists 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, generally, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess do not place dental implants in a teenager’s mouth until their teeth have completely matured.

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People With Loose Dentures Or Partials

Patients who are edentulous (all of their teeth are missing) and who have dentures and are finding it hard to maintain good nutrition because they cannot chew many healthy foods, arrive at Dentistry by Design seeking help. They find it impossible to chew lots of their old favorite foods.

However, by placing a couple of dental implants in their jaws that anchor their dentures in place, they feel like they have all their natural teeth once more. Implants are secure, esthetically natural and are very strong. Patients who get dental implants can smile, laugh and eat without fearing that their dentures may move around or make noticeable noises or something even more embarrassing.

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Who Qualifies To Get Dental Implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. You cannot have gum disease or any other compromising infection or condition in your mouth. Adequate bone must also be available in your jaw to support the dental implant and hold it securely in place. To check that out, we have to assess the bone density and quantity. It should be noted that, in certain cases where bone loss has occurred due to periodontal (gum) disease, implants may not be recommended until bone is replenished. If you are deficient in bone density and/or quantity in your jaw, this can be addressed with a graft of bone or through the use of artificial bone to provide the right support for the implant.

There are a couple of illnesses or conditions that could stop you from being a good candidate for dental implants, while other conditions may only stall your implants until the conditions are dealt with. The most common are:

• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Currently receiving chemotherapy
• Radiation therapy
• Parathyroid disorders
• Disorders of the blood
• Bone diseases
• Bone marrow cancer
• Enlarged sinus cavity or cavities
• Uncontrolled osteoporosis

If you think that implants might be a smart choice for you, obtain the professional advice from Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess to find out if you are a candidate for a dental implant. You should definitely ask about Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess’s thorough schooling and experience in regards to dental implants. Like other kinds of oral surgery, dental implant placement requires a certain amount of experience and training that quite a few dental practitioners just do not have.

Contact Us

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