Dental Implants

Quality Dental Implants in Mitchell & Huron, SD

Image of a medical technician holding a dental implant.

Have you suffered from damaged teeth and feel like you're finally ready for a restoration? At the practice of Timothy M. Drake, DDS, MAGD, we are committed to delivering a tooth replacement for you that is both durable and reliable. Our seasoned dentist and trusted staff have the skill and modern dental tools to restore your smile functionally and aesthetically. We offer natural-looking and long-lasting dental implants focused on optimizing your oral health and quality of life.

Led by Dr. Drake, who has a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, we have been serving Mitchell and the surrounding towns of Parkston and Huron since 1982. Our welcoming dental practice has the technology and experienced chairside manner to restore your smile with the tender care and confident hands you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!


The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

Restoring your damaged or missing teeth can work wonders for your day-to-day quality of life. A durable restoration can assist with food consumption, communicating with others, and the simple act of flashing a confident smile. Some benefits of our dental implants include, but are not limited to:

Durability: Dental implants should last for years of normal use with the proper care instructed by our dentist. The implant post becomes a permanent part of your smile, and the attached crown, bridge, or denture can last for a decade or more in most cases.

Functionality: You should immediately experience improved chewing, biting, and speaking after the procedure. Our mission is to fit the implant securely and comfortably, so it feels natural.

Prevention: When you're missing teeth for extended periods of time, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate, dramatically affecting your facial features. Dental implants provide the chewing force needed to preserve the jawbone and keeps surrounding teeth from shifting out of alignment.

Appearance: Once a single tooth or multiple missing teeth are replaced using quality implant restorations, your smile will regain its seamless appearance.

Preparing to Receive Dental Implants

Here at our Mitchell dental practice, we have dedicated ourselves to restoring smiles effectively and safely. We work alongside skilled oral surgeons who will handle all preliminary procedures necessary to ensure the implant is properly secured and durable. There are several tests that Dr. Drake will weigh before performing the treatment:

Review of your medical history: Dr. Drake will review your medical history and any medications you're currently on. Our practice is committed to safe dental treatments, and we wish to discover the most suitable course of action for your needs.

Gum health: Your gums must be in a healthy condition to effectively receive a dental implant. Dr. Drake will check for signs of gum disease to be sure you're a viable candidate for this procedure. Gum disease must be treated before we can begin the process to ensure the implants will sustain optimal functionality and longevity.

Jawbone health: Your jawbone stabilizes your dental implant. If your bones are unhealthy or weak, the implant will be unable to withstand daily use. Our team will discuss the options available to you if your jawbones don't meet the requirements.

Dental Implant FAQs

Our team is devoted to informing you in detail about the dental restoration process, and we're happy to answer all your questions. Some of the questions we frequently get asked about dental implants include:

What if my jawbone can't support dental implants?

You may qualify for a sinus lift or bone graft if you have thin or weak jawbones. Bone grafts are a replacement surgery focused on increasing the density of your jawbone, while a sinus lift reinforces the upper jawbone to better support a dental implant. Our team will diagnose and discuss these pretreatments with you to help you receive an effective restoration.

We can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth with our implants. Crowns are a custom-made restoration option for replacing a single missing tooth, while implant dentures involve replacing all the teeth and surrounding tissue.

Maintaining your dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush, floss daily and visit our dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

Trusted Tooth Implants in Mitchell

At the practice of Timothy M. Drake, DDS, MAGD, our team is proud to offer restorative solutions for your dental issues. We wish to leave you and your loved ones with a brighter smile by the end of our treatment. Our practice features modern technology, seasoned techniques, and a friendly demeanor to ensure you experience satisfying and long-lasting dental implant results while being treated like family the moment you walk through our doors.

Our dental team is devoted to offering quality tooth replacement services helping you regain a healthy, functional smile today. Contact us to schedule your appointment!



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