Implants From Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess In Manhattan KS

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Replicating the natural presentation and utility of a lost tooth (or teeth) can be a challenging job, and, while nothing man-made can perfectly replace your God-given tooth, a dental implant is the nearest man-made answer from current dental technology. Dental implants are an exceptional and adaptable part of current dental treatment plans. They can be used to restore single teeth, a few teeth or all of your teeth – top and/or bottom. Dental implants can be used as a permanent artificial root to porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges or non-slip dentures.

Who Might Need Dental Implants?

Athletes Both Young And Old

Often, a high school student suffers an accident or injury while playing a sport and end up with a gap in their smile. Of course, the dentist will tell you to retrieve the tooth, push it back into the empty socket, and find the nearest on-call emergency dentist. Because the athlete believes that the team needs them, the logical course of action is often lost in the shuffle.

Now, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can place a dental implant so the virgin teeth on each side don’t have to be ground down for a three-unit bridge.

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

Quite often, Dentistry by Design sees a young person who has wide gaps on each side of their smile where their eye teeth are supposed to be. To us, it’s a dental situation, but to that kid who is most likely transitioning into high school or maybe leaving for college, it’s first and foremost a self-esteem brick wall.

Not so long ago, dentists used braces to push the teeth together which really messed up the youngster’s occlusion (bite) for the rest of their lives. At Dentistry by Design, we can use braces to widen the spaces and then place dental implants so the resulting smile is not only gorgeous, the teeth function and mesh together as if there were never anything wrong.

It should be noted, as a rule of thumb, Dentistry by Design will not place implants in a teenager’s mouth until they reach the age of 17 – 18 years old,

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People With Loose Dentures Or Partials

Patients with all of their teeth missing and who have dentures and have difficulty chewing, turn to us for answers. They cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.

However, by using just a few implants in their jaws that don’t allow the dentures to slide around, they feel like they have all their natural teeth once more. Implants are secure, esthetically natural and are very strong. Those who get dental implants find it easy to smile, laugh and eat without fear of embarrassment that their dentures may slide or make noises or that their bridge will trap food.

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Who Qualifies To Get Dental Implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Your gum tissue must be healthy and you shouldn’t have periodontal disease (gum disease). Adequate bone must also be available in your jaw to support the dental implant and hold it securely in place. To determine this, we have to assess the bone density and quantity. It should be noted that, in a few cases where bone loss has occurred due to gum disease, dental implants may not be recommended until bone is replenished. If you are lacking in bone quantity, in your jaw, this most likely will be able to be augmented with a graft of bone or use of artificial bone to give you enough bone where the implants will be placed.

There are a few red flags that may prohibit you from being a good candidate for dental implants, while other factors might temporarily postpone your dental implants until those issues are successfully dealt with. These include:

• Diabetes that is not stabilized
• Chemotherapy
• Undergoing radiation treatment
• A disorder of the parathyroid
• Disorders of the blood
• Bone disorders
• Cancer of the bone marrow
• Enlarged sinus cavity or cavities
• Uncontrolled osteoporosis

If you believe that dental implants might be the answer for you, get the professional advice from Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess to find out if you are a candidate for a tooth implant. Make certain that you consult with Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess about their considerable training in implant dentistry. Similar to other kinds of oral surgery, putting in dental implants takes a certain degree of experience and training which a lot of dental practitioners just don’t have.

Contact Us

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