Our Implant Solutions
Whether you need to replace one tooth or many, we have a dental implant solution to fit your needs.
Single Tooth Implant
If you’re looking to restore one missing tooth, we can replace it using a natural-looking dental implant. Your implant won’t come out or shift position because it’s surgically attached to your jawbone. The porcelain crown is custom-made to blend in with the rest of your smile.
How would you like to restore a whole arch with an attractive, firm-fitting dental prosthetic that will never come out or shift around when you’re eating? With All-on-4, our dentist uses just four dental implants to give you a stunning new smile. What’s more, we take advantage of your existing jawbone density so there’s never any need for bone grafting with All-on-4.
Implant-supported overdentures offer an effective tooth replacement option for people who are looking to restore one or both arches. By securing a full-arch denture to the jawbone with dental implants you’ll enjoy improved chewing function, allowing you to eat your favorite foods. You’ll also be able to speak and smile with ease, knowing your restoration won’t slip out of place.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are natural-looking prosthetic teeth that allow you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence. Instead of just replacing the visible part of a tooth, dental implants also replace the tooth root, which is essential for maintaining healthy jawbone growth. A dental implant bonds with your jawbone to create a strong foundation for the dental restoration — whether that’s a single crown, a multi-tooth bridge, or a full arch denture.
You’ll enjoy many benefits with dental implants, including:
- Fully restored chewing power to enjoy your favorite foods
- The ability to speak and smile with confidence
- Protection for your oral health and overall wellbeing
- Restorations that are easy to care for with regular brushing and flossing
Our Unique Process
When you meet with our implant dentist in our office in Oelwein or West Union, they’ll take the time to listen to your needs and tooth-restoration goals. Then they’ll recommend the restoration that’s right for you.
Your consultation will include a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw, so our dentist can develop a customized treatment plan just for you. We’ll use our Cone Beam CT scanner to create detailed 3D images of your mouth. This data is essential for your dental implant placement and achieving predictable results.
Give us a call today at 563-422-6292 and schedule your consultation to find out what dental implants can do for your smile. Or, you can just fill out the submission form and we’ll get right back to you.
Are you a Candidate?
If you want a tooth replacement solution that will last for years to come and protect your oral health, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. They’re an excellent option for people who are missing one or more teeth — they’ll give you the confidence to smile, speak, and eat without worrying about your smile.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kruger to find out if dental implants are the right choice for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is getting a dental implant?
The dental implant process isn’t very painful because of our advanced technology and techniques for minimizing pain. Dr. Kruger is a highly experienced implant dentist and he can make sure you feel comfortable throughout your procedure.
The implant surgery won’t be painful because we’ll use a strong anesthetic to numb the area. After your surgery, it’ll take a while for the area to heal and you may feel some discomfort during this time. If you feel severe pain and/or bleeding, contact our office immediately. Though complications are rare, you may be experiencing one.
Are dental implants worth it?
For many people, dental implants are worth it. There are no other tooth replacement solutions that are like implants — while other options can replace your tooth or teeth and help your smile look beautiful, they won’t keep your jawbone strong.
When you lose even one tooth, your jawbone can begin to weaken. This can put the rest of your teeth at risk and also cause you to look older by changing your face shape. Dental implants keep your jawbone strong so you don’t have to worry about these consequences.
Dental implants also don’t have to be removed and they’re easy to care for.
Are bridges or implants better?
Whether bridges or implants are better for you depends on your situation. If you’ve lost some jawbone density, you may require a bone graft to rebuild your jawbone. But not everyone wants to go through another procedure to get dental implants. In this case, a bridge may be a great option for you.
If your jawbone hasn’t lost density or you’re willing to undergo a bone graft, a dental implant can be an incredible tooth replacement. You won’t have to worry about replacing your implant, and it’s easy to take care of.
Start Your Dental Implant Journey – Schedule a Consultation
Don’t wait any longer to restore your smile. Contact our office today and schedule a consultation at our Oelwein or West Union office to learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile and change your life.
We can’t wait to meet you and help you with your smile.
*All-on-4® is available at our Oelwein office location only.