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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.


We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.


Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth


Posted on 10/30/2010 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost ToothDental implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss. Like most dental procedures and treatments, there are several options from which to choose, as more than one type of implant exists.

By understanding the major types and what your options are, you can make an informed decision for the betterment of your dental health.

Main Types of Dental Implants


When it comes to choosing dental implants, there are generally two main types from which you can select:

•  Subperiosteal implants. These implants include a metal frame that is fitted on the jawbone just under the gum tissue. When the gum tissue heals, the frame will fuse to the jawbone. Connected to the frame are small abutment posts that will protrude out from the gums. The artificial tooth is then mounted onto that post.
•  Endosteal implants. These implants are placed directly into the jawbone via a safe, surgical procedure. When the surrounding gum tissues have healed, a subsequent surgery connects the abutment post to the implant. The last step is the placement of the artificial tooth or teeth. Endosteal implants are an option if you are in need of a group of teeth or bridge.

We can help you determine which dental implant is right for your unique needs.

Your Dental Implant Consultation


To determine if dental implants are right for you, the first step is to have a consultation. We will thoroughly examine your gums and teeth, evaluating the quantity and density of the jawbone. In some cases, this may involve x-ray imaging to ensure you have enough bone structure to place the implants.

Based on the health of your mouth, your oral hygiene routine, and your commitment to follow post-care instructions, we can advise on the treatment plan that will work best for you. Give us a call today to learn more about our dental implant services.
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