Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants have continued to rise in popularity over the past decade. Individuals missing one or more teeth can restore their smile with the use of dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is designed to hold a replacement tooth or bridge, which is supported by a titanium post directly inserted into the jawbone. At Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, we specialize in two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Most people are familiar with the endosteal dental implant, as it is the one used to surgically place the implant into the jawbone. The subperiosteal implant is designed for placement on top of the jaw, versus being surgically embedded into the jawbone. We recommend dental implants because they are an effective and long-lasting solution for individuals missing teeth. To qualify as a candidate for dental implants, we will review your oral health history and determine if you have certain factors that will improve the success rate of a dental implant:
Healthy bone density
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Family Dental Care
At Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, we provide comprehensive dental care for our patients. We offer family dental care services designed to treat patients of all ages. We provide a large variety of dental services including the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. We offer preventative care services including fluoride treatments and dental sealants to aid in protecting younger patient’s teeth. We work with our patients to ensure they are practicing healthy oral habits to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Regular visits to our North Dakota dental office can aid in reducing invasive and expensive dental treatments later in life.
Failure to care for your teeth and gums properly can lead to expensive and painful dental treatments down the road. Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants is focused on preventative dentistry services to help you avoid these treatments. Our preventative dentistry services are focused on teaching patients at-home dental hygiene habits they can implement to reduce dental diseases. We also provide in-office dental treatments to reduce the risk of dental cavities and gum disease. Routine dental cleanings and examinations will go a long way in reducing plaque and bacteria and protecting your smile.
Kids aren’t the only ones who get nervous about dental treatment. Many adults experience dental anxiety as well. This is completely normal! We recognize that many patients appreciate having sedation options so that they can more easily relax during treatment. We encourage you to share your concerns with us so that we can accommodate you. We provide Nitrous Oxide and oral conscious sedation services to ensure your treatment will be as stress-free and pain-free as possible.
Dental Implants in North Dakota
We specialize in dental implants in North Dakota. Dental implants are considered an effective, long-lasting treatment for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants have a 98% success rate, making them one of our most sought-after treatments. When place both the dental implant and the post, which is something that most dental offices do not provide. Our goal is to make the dental implant convenient and successful for our patients.
When you have healthy teeth, it’s easy to take things like eating, talking, smiling, and even laughing for granted. However, if you’ve lost healthy teeth, you know how embarrassing and uncomfortable these simple tasks can become. With restorative treatments at Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, these tasks can become easier again. We will work with you to determine the best of several restorative dental treatment options, from dentures and dental implants to crowns and bridges; we can help!
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, half of American adults have gum disease. Gum disease ranges from gingivitis to the various forms and stages of periodontitis. The prevalence of gum disease increases with age because teeth wear down and become more sensitive as time passes, gums naturally recede, and medications can affect oral health. If your gums feel tender or sore, or if they look red and swollen, you may have gum disease. Other warning signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, pain or sensitivity in your teeth (and even loose teeth caused by weakening gum fibers or bone loss), and persistent bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various serious health problems.
Root Canal Therapy
The inside of your tooth contains soft tissue with nerves and blood vessels running from the root to the crown. A crack, deep cavity, or other injury to the tooth can cause the nerve to become damaged or diseased, allowing bacteria to enter the tooth and kill the living tissue. Without treatment, the resulting infection can cause pain, swelling and abscesses, loss of the diseased tooth, and eventually damage to the surrounding bone. With endodontic treatment, also called root canal therapy, we carefully remove the diseased tissue and nerve from the tooth and gently clean and seal the root canal to protect it from bacteria. If necessary, medication or an antibiotic can also be used to control the spread of bacteria and stop infection. Finally, a crown is placed over the reshaped tooth to restore and strengthen it. Relief from the pain of an infected tooth is an immediate advantage to root canal therapy. Long-term benefits include saving your natural tooth and avoiding damage to the surrounding bone. Additionally, with continued dental care and good oral hygiene after root canal therapy, the restored tooth should last you many years.
Wisdom Teeth/Oral Dentistry
Sometimes conditions in your mouth, ranging from infection and pain, to traumatic injury, to advanced tooth decay, make tooth extraction (tooth removal) the best option. We provide sedation dentistry services for wisdom teeth removal. Please call us to discuss your particular situation.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants offers several restorative dental treatment options, such as dentures and partial dentures. Our goal is to help you once again have the ability to perform simple functions we often take for granted, such as eating, talking, smiling, and even laughing. We will work with you to determine the best option for your individual dental situation.
Dental crowns, sometimes called caps, cover teeth to restore them to their appropriate shape and size after large fillings, fractures, or weakening forces, such as intense grinding. In all these cases, crowns not only cover teeth but provide added support. They can also be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants, restore seriously discolored or misshapen teeth, and even as a preventive measure to protect a tooth in danger of breaking. Crowns can be made of all-porcelain (ceramic) material, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys, or base metal alloys. Since they mimic the appearance of natural teeth, our patients tend to prefer porcelain crowns. We create our crowns in-house to make it convenient and easy for our patients because we no longer need to schedule multiple visits to our office to create and seat the crown. Same-day crowns are one of the best options to aid in assisting our patients with affordable, convenient, and long-lasting solutions.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Derik Hoerner attended North Dakota State University for undergraduate and Creighton School of Dentistry for dental school. After dental school, his dental career began at A Lifetime of Smiles with Doctors Ralph Honkola, Bob Honkola and Tony Frank. Dr. Hoerner and Dr. Tony purchased A Lifetime of Smiles from Doctors Ralph and Bob Honkola when they retired in 2011. Dr. Hoerner strives to stay up-to-date on the latest dentistry procedures and techniques. Every year, he takes up to 50 hours of continuing education in order to provide his patients with the highest level of dental care possible. He understands that each patient’s dental needs are as unique as they are. He enjoys interacting with people, as well as working with his hands, and loves that dentistry allows him to do both daily. He grew up on a farm north of Richardton, North Dakota, which is a small community about 70 miles west of Bismarck. When he is not in our Bismarck dental office, he enjoys relaxing with family and friends, helping out on the farm, hunting or spending time with his wife and daughter. The team at Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants works diligently daily to provide each of our patients with the best dental care available in North Dakota. We pride ourselves in being a family-oriented practice with strong family values and we would love the opportunity to serve you and your family. There is truly something for everyone at our dental office. Whether you need dental implants, a routine cleaning, professional teeth whitening, or complete dentures; we offer the dental treatment you need! There is no need to search all over town to find the dental care you desire. We offer services that are tailored to the diverse needs of your family!
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