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03/06/2014
By: scottt554
Wichita Family Dental
I was very hesitant to make an appointment to have my smile corrected since I am so very afraid of needles. My visits to Family Dentisry from visit 1 has been a wonderful experience. Now this is not to say that I would make an appointment for a root canal for the heck of it, it is just so nice to have something that I feared so much turn out so great. All the staff: Tammi; Terri: Helen; Barkley; Dr. P; Dr. B; Vickie; Debbie are just wonderful people and made me feel comfortable and absolutely important. My smile is beautiul and there are no gaps. At the present I am wearing braces and have not experienced the uncomfortable feeling or pain that many people have told me they had when wearing braces. If I sound happy and surprised you should see me smile.
12/26/2013
By: robbyy484
Wichita Family Dental
"In the end they made my 7 year olds day. He got to pick out 3 toys for sitting completely still and not moving through the whole process. Then they made his week a couple days later when in the mail came a certificate for ""Patient of the Week"" and a greeting card with a picture of him that was taken that morning holding his prizes and a message telling him, again, how awesome he had done.Every encounter I've had with Wichita Family Dental has been a great one. I have recommended them to anyone who's asked. My family will continue to go to this office and highly recommend them to persons of all ages. AMAZING PEOPLE!"
12/12/2013
By: alaura622
Wichita Family Dental
My wife and I have been going to Wichita Family Dental since its inception. We have been a patient of Dr. Chambers for probably 40 years and have continued with him and his group ever since. He and his group of doctors have the most efficient and modern facility in the central USA with the very latest equipment. You cannot get any better dental care in this state than at this office. They are on top of their profession and I would personally recommend them to anyone needing dental care.
04/29/2014
By: Caimen A.
Wichita Family Dental
Wow! Talk about efficient.... I took my daughter for an orthodontic consult and we came out with braces! They fit us in immediately, saved us a 90 mile trip back into town and saved us a day off school. The staff was extremely friendly and saw to our every need. Dr. P was great at getting my daughter to feel relaxed and comfortable. This was probably the best experienced I've ever had with any dentist office. I would highly recommend!
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08/06/2015
By: Kara B.
Wichita Family Dental
LOVE THIS PLACE!! Cortney was my hygienist and she was very thorough and gentle with me at my cleaning. All of the staff is friendly and greets you by name with a smile. I am looking forward to impressing them at my next appointment with my flossing homework Cortney gave me. I would and have recommended Wichita Family Dental to my family and friends. If you're looking for quality care and comfort, this is the place for you.
06/20/2014
By: josee603
Wichita Family Dental
Everyone was extremely caring. Natalie did an amazing job with her exceptional hygiene experience and numbing technique. Dr. Koepsel is an expert in his field. He is very caring and gentle as well as a perfectionist. Stephanie and Patricia are amazing assistants with their skills in restoration design. Thanks to everyone who took care of me to make my dental visit a great experience. Highly recommend Wichita Family Dental.
07/09/2014
By: rubenn814
Wichita Family Dental
I had Cortney as my hygienist and she was very good. She had a wonderful smile that put me at ease and was very gentle while doing my cleaning and my teeth have never felt more clean and shiny! Then Dr Chambers came in to diagnose and give me a quick check and was very friendly and genuinely kind. I had a great experience and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
07/25/2013
By: amiee.engels
Wichita Family Dental
I would highly recommend WFD I was greeted by very friendly staff, my hygienist Cortney was very good at her job, I used to go out west to a dentist office and I will not go back I feel as the Dentist at Wichita Family were so nice and did not rush me through. I will tell friends and family.
02/05/2014
By: rsteller981
Wichita Family Dental
I was so impressed with the service from my first dental visit yesterday. Everyone was so friendly . They should teach classes on what customer service should really be like ! What I really appreciated was the relaxed manner and the way they made you feel special .What a great place !
08/07/2014
By: anthonyy226
Wichita Family Dental
"We had the same young lady clean our teeth for several years, we BOTH would like her back doing our teeth. My husband Gene had to switch his last appointment because of another medical appointment that's probably why the switch was made.....This is not meant to be a complaint."
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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