Implants From Dentistry by Design In Manhattan KS

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Replacing the natural function and esthetics of a lost tooth (or teeth) can be a daunting assignment, and, while there isn’t anything that can 100% fill in for one’s real tooth, an implant is the nearest man-made 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 one tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth. A dental implant can be utilized to anchor crowns, bridges or removable dentures.

Who Needs Dental Implants?

Athletes Both Young And Old

Sometimes, a teenager suffers an accident or injury from sports and finds that they have lost a tooth. Of course, the wise move to make when that occurs is to search for the tooth, push it back into the empty socket, and start immediately for the dentist’s office. Because the game may seem more important, the logic doesn’t stand a chance against the emotion of the gme.

With modern dentistry, 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)

Every now and then, we see a pre-teen who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To us, it’s a dental situation, but to our patient who is most likely going into high school or just graduating high school, it’s really an appearance issue.

In the past, dentists used braces to push the teeth together which really messed up the youngster’s occlusion (bite) for the rest of their lives. In modern dentistry, we can use braces to widen the spaces and then place implants so that young person’s smile not only looks completely normal, the teeth mesh comfortably and the occlusion (bite) is balanced.

It should be noted, generally, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess do not place implants in a young person’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, can be almost desperate for a solution. These patients haven’t been able to eat some of their favorite foods for years.

However, by using a couple of implants underneath the denture that don’t allow the dentures to slide around, it’s as if you give them all of their own natural teeth back again. Implants are stable, esthetically natural and are extremely durable. When someone gets dental implants, they find it easy to smile, laugh and eat without fear of embarrassment that their denture may move around or make noticeable noises.

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Am I A Candidate For Implantation Dentistry?

If you are in good health, both in your mouth and in your body, you are probably a good candidate. You cannot have gum disease or any other compromising infection or condition in your mouth. Your jawbone, whether upper or lower, needs to have enough density and volume to securely hold the dental implant. To find out if you do, we have to gauge the bone quantity and the density of that bone. Don’t forget that, in certain cases where bone has diminished because of periodontal (gum) disease, implants may not be possible right away. If you are lacking in bone quantity, in your jaw, this can often be corrected with bone grafting or through the use of artificial bone to provide the right support for the implant.

There are a few illnesses or conditions that may prohibit you from electing to have dental implants, while other situations will probably temporarily sidetrack your implants until the conditions are addressed. Here is a checklist:

• Diabetes that is not stabilized
• Chemotherapy
• Currently receiving radiation
• Parathyroid disorders
• Some, but not all, blood diseases or conditions
• Bone disorders
• Cancer of the bone marrow
• Sinus cavities that descend into the upper jaw
• Uncontrolled osteoporosis

To find out if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, you ought to speak with Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess. You should definitely inquire about Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess’s thorough training and experience in regards to dental implants. Dental implant placement is actually oral surgery and you should ensure that Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess makes you feel comfortable with their experience and training for this type of procedure.

Contact Us

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