Dental Implants in Minot

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown.

If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw.

The difference is that the implant is made of titanium — the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints.

When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the dentist first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consult with Dr. Weisner, please use our Appointment Request form or call our Minot office at Minot Dental Partners Phone Number (701) 839-1705.

We also invite you to read about our Patient Reviews for Dental Implants »

Photo: A smiling, elderly man with great teeth

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Weisner is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction — further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Dr. Weisner performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Patient Reviews: Dental Implants

Please read below for reviews from our Patients. To leave feedback about your experience at Minot Dental Partners, please use our online Patient Survey. For assistance, please call our office at Minot Dental Partners Phone Number (701) 839-1705.

Minot Dental Partners

5 out of 5 stars based on 40 Dental Implants reviews

Patient Review by Sonja M

Never thought I could have a great experience at a dental office. I was wrong! Dr. Kyle Perkins was awesome! Very informative and friendly. I had a bad tooth pulled and an implant put in it's place. No pain!! Procedure took no time at all and was a snap! If you're a 'white knuckle" patient like myself, don't be afraid! Highly recommend Dr. Kyle Perkins.

- Sonja M

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Patient Review by Mary Jane H

.I had extensive work done..Very pleased with my new teeth..Best DENTIST I ever had..!!!

- Mary Jane H

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Patient Review by Tracy L

Had a good appointment for my procedure.

- Tracy L

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Patient Review by David R

4 years ago, I worked with an office in Texas to provide dental implants with snap-on dentures, which I thought would improve my life. The dentures, however, were plastic and kept cracking so frequently they had to be remade several times. A year and a half ago, I moved to Minot, and the last of the dentures cracked, and I realized it was time to get a permanent solution to the problem. I chose to work with Minot Dentall Partners, and they were able to fix the issues that were present from the other dental group in Texas, including the fact that they had installed incorrect hardware. Dr. Weisner was quick to remedy the issue and installed permanent implant dentures, and I love having my smile back. The entire staff at Minot Dental Partners is really nice. From the front desk personnel, the nurses and dental assistants to Dr. Weisner. The whole office is professional and friendly. I highly recommend this office.

- David R

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Patient Review by Tracy T

I would highly recommend any dentistry. They are highly professional and give you every option.

- Tracy T

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Patient Review by George L

Dr. Perkins and his team are amazing! They have made things simple from my first consultation, all the through the implants and full restoration.

- George L

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Patient Review by Cesar F

Doctor was nice and friendly . He made it look quick and esay

- Cesar F

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Patient Review by John S

I had a complication with my implant. My referring dentist stabilized the problem and sent me on the way for an opening generated for me. Dr Weisner quickly analyzed the problem, explained what had caused the issue, was not critical of me and fixed the problem. He fully engaged my wife with the treatment/plan. His staff called my wife the next morning to make sure that my recovery was proceeding. My observations: genuine interest in me as a person, he clearly has the best technology available, an absolute intolerance for patient discomfort let alone pain, things get done in short order, a staff that shows initiative and reflects his competence, tasteful decor and quite reasonable prices. I cannot commend MDP highly enough.

- John S

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Patient Review by Marie H

My first time experience with Minot Dental was a very good and positive experience. All of my options were explained to me. All of my questions were answered. They even went above and beyond when they were able to get my benefits increased so that I could move forward with a plan. I have never had anything like this happen for me. I will never go anywhere else.

- Marie H

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Patient Review by John B

Everyone was excellent and the Dr was completely transparent and easy to talk to.

- John B

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Patient Review by Rynette B

I was very impressed with Dr. Weisner and his staff. I had a lot of questions, and he was very patient and informative. I will be scheduling another appointment with Minot Dental Partners.

- Rynette B

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Patient Review by Kathy A

Very satisfied with everything !

- Kathy A

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Patient Review by Kim S

Looking for a top notch and caring implant dentist and staff??? Look no further!! This is a little lengthy but read all the way through to see this example of a top-notch dentist and staff. I saw Dr Weisner for my first visit on Friday - I was looking to get his professional opinion on replacing a failed dental implant and to see if the area where I had the failed implant removed last summer was ready and could hold another implant as a bridge was out of the question for that area (my right canine tooth). After taking several different X-rays and doing a thorough evaluation, it was determined that area could hold another implant and that it would be a simple procedure and I would not need to be put out for it. I was pretty apprehensive about it all really (even though I was a hygienist in the dental field for 12 years but have been out for 10 years) - Dr Weisner reassured me that I would be fine. I was leaving town for the weekend but took him up on it and the implant was placed that day. I left town as planned and everything was going just great - still numb when I reached my destination and carried on with plans for the evening. To my surprise, I received a call from Dr Weisner to see how I was doing (a call from the doctor himself and from his own personal cell phone, to see how I was doing) - in my opinion that is top-notch patient care right there. He told me to hang on to his number and if I needed anything to call or text him directly. Before the numbness wore off, I took the ibuprofen he prescribed (he also prescribed a stronger pain med but said he did not foresee me having to use that). A few hours later, the throbbing in my face began (I could not take any more ibuprofen so I just tried to ignore it). When I went to lie down in bed for the night, the throbbing got worse and I had to pull out the stronger pain med and sent a text to Dr Weisner. I did not sleep well (partly due to where I was staying and sleeping on a cabin bunkbed but the other part due to my mouth). Received a text back from Dr Weisner in the early morning hours that said I should let him know how I was doing when I woke and that he felt horrible he had ruined my weekend by going ahead and doing the implant. I let him know he shouldn't feel bad because I was the one that had chosen to go through with it and that he couldn't have anticipated how my body was going to respond to this. Being I was out of town and carpooled with some other ladies to our destination, I was not able to pick up any other meds. Dr Weisner called a prescription into my local pharmacy and I had my husband pick it up so I could start it immediately when I got home on Sunday - meanwhile, I continued on the ibuprofen and the stronger med together every 6 hours and got through the weekend. I did take the new med (a steroid to try to calm down the inflammation) when I got home last night and continued with both pain meds. This whole time still in contact with Dr Weisner by text and he asked me to check in with him Monday morning after taking another dose of the steroids. I had to quit the strong pain med due to having to drive kids to school and go to work but continued on with the ibuprofen. Needless to say it was not a fun day so I checked in with Dr Weisner by text this afternoon and at 4:00 received a call from his wonderful staff asking if I could come to the office before 5:00. I finished up what I could at work and left to go see Dr Weisner. After taking X-rays and doing an exam, the problem was discovered and we had an answer to why I had been having so much pain all weekend.....the bone graft (that was placed in July by a different oral surgeon, one I would not see again, and I wish now I would have found Dr Weisner A LOT SOONER) was not functional and had fractured putting me in pain and leaving the implant at risk. So at 5:00 pm, Dr Weisner and his staff (who were all supposed to be leaving the office at 5) prepped for removing the implant he had just put in on Friday and removing the fractured bone graft pieces and then putting the implant back into my jaw in a different area (with more of my natural bone as the foundation but not the easiest to restore later on but really the only option at this point) and also putting cadaver bone graft material in around it not to hold the implant but to prevent the gum tissue from collapsing in. After everything was stitched up and he and his dental assistant made sure I was doing ok (today's procedures were pretty major and I was not feeling quite myself - all the previous days of pain had caught up to me and even though Dr Weisner and McKenzie did everything they could to make me as comfortable as possible, today’s procedure was a little nerve racking). As I was pretty jittery, I decided it would be best to have my husband come and pick me up so while I waited, Dr Weisner, McKenzie and Erin waited with me and provided me with some apple sauce and juice and made sure I was doing ok until my husband arrived. About 20 min after 6, I walked out of their office. Later on this evening, Dr Weisner did check in - it is really uncomfortable but he has explained why and given me everything I need to get as comfortable as I can. I would highly recommend Dr Weisner and his staff at Minot Dental Partners!!

- Kim S

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Patient Review by Dale O

Very friendly group of people, they do know what they are doing. And if any thing goes wrong, not a problem with a return visit. No more gaps.

- Dale O

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Patient Review by Ashly Jolly J

Thank you for helping me! I called with tooth pain and was seen the same day, then treated that day. I left feeling better

- Ashly Jolly J

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Patient Review by Henry m

They was all very nice and friendly

- Henry m

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Patient Review by Margaret Z

Great experience for the first visit.

- Margaret Z

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Patient Review by Dori A

Visit was informative and went fast

- Dori A

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Patient Review by Tyrone D

I would recommend Dr..Weisner to anyone. I cannot say enough good about him and his staff. My family has all gone to him, from getting their wisdom teeth pulled to dental implants. We were all treated with the same kindness and respect. He is very caring and always does what is best for his patients. He is always willing to listen to your concerns as well, so you can discuss those plans and procedures together. Thank you again Dr Weisner and staff for taking such care in your practice.

- Tyrone D

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Patient Review by James R

Minot Dental Partners is by far the best place I’ve been too. They helped me through the process to be able to afford to get dental implants. Once it was time to get it done it was a smooth process the staff were super friendly and caring. I definitely recommend anyone to get there implants done by Dr. Weisner

- James R

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