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Willmar Family Dentistry
1016   1st Street South
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-2010
Fax (320) 235-7133

Dental Implants, Porcelain Crowns, Dentures

Willmar Family Dentistry offers you a full array of dental services to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. You can read more on this page about specific services.

Services we offer include:


State-of-the-art Sterilization Center

Oral Maxillofacial Examination

Your initial oral maxillofacial examination consists of a visual oral exam, palpation of oral maxillofacial tissues, charting of existing crowns and fillings, periodontal probing of tooth supporting hard and soft tissues, diagnosis of pathology and treatment recommendations. We will also take digital x-rays, including a digital panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of jaw nerves, upper jaw sinus spaces, maxillofacial alveolar bones and the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth, as well as bite-wing (cavity detecting) x-rays.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is the most natural looking method of replacing a missing tooth or several teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone that surrounds the tooth deteriorates or melts away. Missing teeth can compromise your eating habits, speech and appearance. Missing teeth in the front of your mouth can result in hard to hide defects in the bone that affect the look of your smile along with your self confidence. Missing teeth in the back of your mouth can lead to the collapse of your bite. This affects the appearance of your face, your ability to eat and the health of your remaining teeth. A fixed bridge or removable partial denture is a temporary tooth loss solution. An implant is a permanent tooth loss solution. Ask your dentist if this is a treatment option for you.

Implant treament

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.  

Dr. Neisen is an excellent choice for an implant specialist when considering the commonly referred to "teeth in a day" surgery and prosthetic procedure. Having performed this implant surgery and the titanium/resin fixed full arch implant supported bridge prosthesis many times, the surgical team at Willmar Family Dentistry is the only dental clinic in west central Minnesota doing this surgical and prosthetic implant restorative treatment option in a single clinic setting.  Cohesiveness in your surgical and prosthetic care results in a predictable and quality based life long treatment outcome.  This implant bridge remains in your mouth and removable by the dentist only.  Another choice of a full arch prosthesis can be made in a way that it is removable by the patient and is commonly referred to as an implant overdenture.  Below are visuals of the full arch acrylic resin titanium implant bridges that we do here at Willmar Family Dentistry.

Conscious Sedation
Conscious sedation induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of oral sedatives alone or in combination with nitrous oxide (dental gas) and or local anesthetics. Patients who receive conscious sedation are usually able to speak and respond to verbal and tactile cues throughout the surgical procedure. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the actual treatment. Patients recover quickly and resume normal daily activities in a short period of time.  Adverse events from the use of oral sedatives in the dental clinic are very rare.  Patients MUST be transported by significant other to and from clinic for this anesthetic option.

Crowns and Veneers
Crowns are used to restore broken teeth and teeth with very large areas of decay. You can also create a brand new smile using all-porcelain crowns or veneers on the anterior (front) teeth.

Fillings are used to restore areas of decay and small chips in tooth enamel. Composite resin are tooth-colored fillings.They are placed on the tooth then light-cured to achieve a hardness factor similar to tooth structure. The fillings come in a number of shades to match your teeth and are an excellent choice for up front teeth areas. Amalgam or silver-colored fillings, are more durable than white fillings, cost less than white fillings and mainly used in back teeth where visual concerns are minimual. Don't be concerned with silver fillings that have a non-toxic elemental form of mercury that is mixed with the silver filling material.  It is locked into the filling when mixed and will not leach out and pose any health risk to humans. There is no medical reason for removing a healthy silver filling and doing so will more than likely weaken the tooth.

Root Canals
When the nerve and vascular tissue inside the tooth becomes diseased or injured, root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth. The most common causes of nerve and vascular tissue damage are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or a traumatic injury to the tooth. Many general dentists refer their patients to a specialist for this kind of treatment.   Dr. Neisen is well trained to perform these endodontic or root canal procedures, and he uses the latest rotory instrumentation and will provide this service  in our Willmar office. Ask your dentist for a referral.  Remember that root canal thearapy is an approach to tooth treatment that has been around for decades.  It is a temporary treatment that can last many years.  It is not permanent though.  Implant thearapy is a simalar cost effective treatment for dead or dying teeth and this approach does  last a lifetime.

Periodontal Treatment
The word periodontal means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is an infection that effects the gum tissue and bone that surrounds and supports teeth. Left untreated, this may eventually lead to tooth loss. Treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease stage. The first or therapeutic step usually involves a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This procedure removes the plaque and tartar deposits bonded on the tooth and root surfaces that patients can not remove with home hygiene methods alone.  The second or surgical step involves removing a thin layer of gum tissue arount the teeth creating more self cleansing and better access for patient hygiene procedures.

Mouth Guards
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help protect your teeth and reduce symptoms of jaw pain (TMJ). We offer custom-made mouth guards in both hard and soft materials.

Removable Dental Prosthesis
Sometimes teeth just cannot be saved, whether due to periodontal disease, decay, or injury. A removable denture can replace your missing teeth. On the upper or maxillary jaw a traditional removable denture prosthesis is predictable and supportive for most patients.  Because this bone in the jaw resorbs or melts away you will need to have the denture relined every two to five years to keep it snug. On the lower or mandibular jaw the standard of care in todays dentistry is a denture secured to the bone by dental implants. A lower denture not supported or retained by implants usually does not fit snuggly, lifts up and down and causes sore spots.   For most patients an implant retained and suppored overdenture for this lower jaw area is the most predictable long term solution..  A removable denture specialty dentist  may be sought for referal to if patients are unable to have implants placed for this lower jaw area of the mouth.  Removable dentures retained and supported by dental implants can benefit not only your appearance, but also your overall health. You will be able to eat and speak more efficiently -- two things that most people take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.   A complete implant overdenture also provides support for cheeks and lips. Without this support, facial muscles slump and the jaw collapses.

Emergency Dental Treatment

If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please call our office for assistance.