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Dental Implants

A lost tooth or teeth can impact every aspect of your daily life, from making it difficult to speak clearly to causing pain while eating.

Our dentist, Dr. Byron J. Nordhus, places and restores dental implants and can replace any number of missing teeth to rejuvenate your smile.

Learn how the compassionate team at Nordhus Dentistry in Wichita, KS, can restore your smile with dental implants...

Why Choose Nordhus Dentistry
for Dental Implants?

Dr. Nordhus offers the communities of Wichita and West Wichita, KS, comprehensive dental implant treatment plans that can rebuild an incomplete smile. Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire dental arch requiring a full denture, our dentist can provide you with a beautiful smile that looks and functions just like natural teeth. To help patients fill the gaps left by missing teeth, our dental practice includes:
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State-of-the-Art Technology

Planning makes all the difference for the long-term success of a dental implant. To ensure our patients can enjoy life-long results from their implants, our dentist uses the advanced i-CAT® 3-D imaging system. This allows Dr. Nordhus to precisely place implants so that you can enjoy phenomenal results.

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Sedation Dentistry Options

Not everyone is excited by the idea of visiting the dentist. To help reluctant patients relax during every step of their dental implant treatment, we offer three types of sedation. For those who need help relaxing in the dentist's chair, we offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Team at Nordhus Dentistry

Patient-Centered Approach

When you visit our dental office, our goal is to offer the best possible care. We strive to build life-long relationships with you and your loved ones. Each member of our team is personally invested in providing our patients with the care they need to enjoy all the benefits of excellent dental health.

Fill the Gaps in Your Smile

Dental implants provide a stable anchor for any number of missing teeth and can support a single crown, bridge, or denture. These restorations will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Dr. Nordhus can both place and restore dental implants at Nordhus Dentistry.

5-Star Patient Reviews "Wow! What a great experience."

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Paul Partridge

2021

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Nordhus Dentistry was highly recommended to me by our daughter. Must say, after visiting that I see why!! My initial dental evaluation was most thorough, detecting several dental problems that I had been unaware of. A+ grade for friendliness to professional for staff.

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Nancy Shandler

2021

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Wow! What a great experience. I really felt like they cared about my oral health, I wasn't just another mouth full of teeth. I never had such a thorough exam. I was not pushed into any treatment. No high pressure at all. Every one was so personable. You were able to tell that they all enjoyed their job. Thanks everyone.

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

You may be wondering why you should consider dental implants when traditional dental restorations like bridges and dentures are far more affordable. While it is true that traditional dental restorations offer lower upfront costs, implants are the best option available to restore your smile after losing a tooth. The long-term benefits of dental implants from our Wichita dentist office include:

Unmatched Results

A traditional dental restoration such as a bridge for a missing tooth or denture may fill the visible gap in your smile but unlike natural teeth, it lacks any structure below the gum line. An implant-supported restoration is securely anchored to your jawbone, offering unrivaled stability, function, and aesthetics.

Long-Term Solution

While the restoration placed on top of an implant will eventually need replacement, a dental implant fuses with your jawbone just like the roots of a tooth. A dental implant not only supports your health and oral function but can provide a lifetime of reliable service.

Improved Oral and Overall Health

When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue in your jaw begins to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only treatment that effectively stops this jaw bone atrophy, which in turn supports your overall well-being.

Get Started on Your New Smile Schedule an Appointment Today

At Nordhus Dentistry in Wichita, KS, our team is dedicated to improving your dental health. Our comprehensive dental practice can perform every step of the implant process in-house without having to refer you out to a specialist. Dr. Nordhus can even perform any preparatory treatments needed to restore your candidacy if you are interested in dental implants but suffer from low bone density in your jaw. The lab we use to fabricate crowns, bridges, and dentures meets our high standards, and you can expect nothing less than the best results from your new teeth.

To learn more about how our compassionate dental professionals serving the needs of Wichita and West Wichita, KS, can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, please fill out the form below:

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Jay Drews

2021

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Very friendly and informative. Explained procedures clearly and thoroughly. Recommend for others like myself without dental insurance.

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J L

2021

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This is a great place with some extraordinary people. I had an implant done and they were able to take care of the process from start to finish and did a great job. Thank you for taking good care of me Nordhus Dentistry!

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Can I Afford Dental Implants? We Work With Patients and Provide Flexible Financing

Implants are not usually covered by insurance but your crown, bridge, or denture may be. We accept will file all the necessary paperwork with your provider so that you can take full advantage of your benefits. For patients without insurance or who are not in-network, we provide our in-office Membership Club which many of our patients consider to be better than insurance. We also offer third-party financing through CareCredit® which allows patients who qualify to take advantage of flexible payment plans for up to 60 months.

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Implants Restored Phillip's Smile

Thanks to dental implants, Phillip can enjoy his favorite foods again. Now, Phillip said he even feels like a member of the Nordhus Dentistry family. Our friendly team makes his day better after every visit to our dental practice.

Dental Implant Timeline

Since dental implants require an individualized treatment plan, the timeline may differ for each patient. General steps include:
"We create 3-D digital x-rays using our i-CAT® machine for incredibly precise implant placement."
"We create 3-D digital x-rays using our i-CAT® machine for incredibly precise implant placement."

Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and facial bone structure and review your medical and dental history. This allows Dr. Nordhus to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. He will then create a unique treatment plan to meet your needs and provide you with your specific estimated timeline.

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, patients at our Wichita office will need to undergo preparatory surgical treatments to restore their eligibility for dental implants. Patients who have been living with missing teeth for a considerable amount of time will likely have experienced significant bone loss. In such cases, bone grafting or sinus lift surgery may be required before moving forward with implant placement surgery.

Implant Surgery

Implant surgery does not take long and is usually completed in a single appointment. Most patients require only local anesthesia when undergoing dental implant placement, but we can select a sedation method if you feel especially anxious. During surgery, Dr. Nordhus will make an incision in the gums and create a pilot hole in the jaw. The threaded implant will be inserted, and the gums will be stitched closed over the implant.

Osseointegration

Following surgery, the implant will require a period of four to six months to fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This period is critical to a successful outcome, as new bone tissue must grow in the small grooves around the implant in order to provide a solid foundation for your restoration. Following the osseointegration process, the implant post will become a part of your jawbone and will act just like a natural tooth root.

Abutment Placement

Once Dr. Nordhus has verified that your dental implant can provide a suitable foundation for your artificial teeth, an abutment will be attached to the top of the titanium post. This abutment will securely connect the fused dental implant to your permanent crown, bridge, or denture. After this procedure, your gum tissue will need time to heal around the abutment, which usually takes two to four weeks.

Permanent Restoration

As the final step, a crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture will be attached to the abutments on top of your dental implants. Dr. Nordhus strives to provide the best possible results to our patients and will never settle for "good enough." He will work with you to ensure that your new restoration fits comfortably and provides you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
​Dr. Byron J. Nordhus

Nordhus Dentistry

Dr. Byron J. Nordhus strives to provide the highest level of comprehensive dental care at his Wichita, KS, practice, while treating his patients like family. He uses advanced materials, treatments, and technology to make dental procedures as effective and painless as possible. Affiliations include:

  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (316) 721-6730.

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"Dr. Nordhus and the whole team are simply amazing. Humble, professional, and always a delight to work with. Highly recommend."

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