Willmar Family Dentistry
1016 1st Street South
Willmar, MN 56201
Fax (320) 235-7133
Welcome At Willmar Family Dentistry, our priority is to deliver quality oral health care to informed patients in a professional, comfortable and convenient clinic setting.
When you have dental problems, you need a dentist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor who knows the dental health field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly dentist who counsels you on the best way to maintain and improve your health. Dr. Jorgenson meets all these criteria. Plus, our dedicated team of trained licensed dental health professionals gives you the individualized attention you may need and deserve. See "Our Staff" section of this website for short biographies of each team member.
We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their dental health and subsequent well being. That's why we have included an extensive section on this web site covering a full array of topics associated with dentistry and dental health diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your dental needs andcall for a fee free dental consultation to see if these proceedures might be right for you.
The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At Willmar Family Dentistry we strive to make our clinic as efficient, convenient and comfortable as possible. On this web page, you will find information about our office, our location, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can email a request for an appointment right here!
Implant Dentistry Unlike most dentists, Dr. Jorgenson has completed university based school of dentistry training in dental implant surgery. In April 2010, Dr Jorgenson completed his board credentialing as an oral implant surgeon. Dr Jorgenson is the only dental healthcare provider in westcentral Minnesota who is an accredited member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), which is recognized as the professional credentialing board in dental oral implant surgery. The AAID is the oldest and most recognized national dental organization in the field of implant dentistry and issues dentist's credentials that provide consumers valuable information relative to a dentist's education, training, and experience in the field of implant dentistry. Visit aaid.com for more information. Your mouth is not the place for on-the-job training. Insist on an implant surgeon with credentials who preforms oral implant surgery everyday.
Questions to ask when selecting an implant dentist should include; what's your education and training in dental implant treatment, how many dental implant procedures have you performed, what treatment options do you use to restore missing teeth, what steps are involved in the process and where and by whom are they performed. Dr Jorgenson is trained to handle all phases of implant dentistry from placing bone grafts and the titanium post in your jaw to restoring the dental implant with the porcelain crown or denture. He has been preforming these procedures since 2006. Ask your dentist if this is a treatment option for you and call for a fee free oral maxillofacial exam and implant surgery consultation .
Implant dentistry decision making choices are numerous. Having an implant surgeon who places the titanium implant in your jaw bone and who also restores it with a crown, bridge or denture eliminates the problem of shared maintenance so many general dentists and the surgeon they refer you to face. When you have a problem with your implant crown or fixed bridgework and your general dentist says "oh you have to see the surgeon Mrs Johnson because he put the implant in". The surgeon says "that is your general dentists resposibility to maintain the dental work Mrs Johnson". Now what ? Research your dental health care needs and choose your implant dental choices and surgeon wisely so you don't end up in the "that's not my responsibility" problem that some patients find themselves in with implant dentistry today. Dr Jorgenson warrants his work because he places the implant, restores it, cares for it and cares about you. Call for a fee free consultation or ask your dentist for a referral and see which treatment option works best for you
The importance of teeth for jaw bone health
When one or more teeth are missing, it can lead to jawbone loss at the site of the gap. This loss of jawbone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and your overall health. You may experience pain, problems with your remaining teeth, and altered facial appearance, and eventually even the inability to speak and eat normally.
In the same way that muscles are maintained through exercise, bone tissue is maintained by use. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone, and stimulate the jawbone through activities such as chewing and biting. When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, or the portion of the jawbone that anchors the teeth in the mouth, no longer receives the necessary stimulation, and begins to break down, or resorb. The body no longer uses or “needs” the jawbone, so it deteriorates and goes away.
Potential Consequences of Tooth and Jawbone Loss
- Problems with remaining teeth, including, misalignment, drifting, loosening and loss
- Collapsed facial profile
- Limited lip support
- Skin wrinkling around the mouth
- Distortion of other facial features
- Jaw (temporomandibular joint [TMJ]) pain, facial pain, and headaches
- Difficulty speaking and communicating
- Inadequate nutrition as a result of the inability to chew properly and painlessly
- Sinus expansion