• Thank you so much for taking such good care of my dad. He was very pleased with his visit and said how comfortable you and your staff made him. I had no doubt it would be that way, but wanted you to know. Thanks!

    - Sue
  • I want you to know how much I appreciate your healing skills and expertise! Without your training and dedication many of us would continue in pain. Know that you are so appreciated for using your God given gifts! Thank you so much.

    - Diane
  • I want to thank all of you who have worked with me and my dental anxiety. As you could tell I have never had a patient or understanding dentist/staff to work with me. I really appreciate all you have done.

    - Anne
  • I recently had a lot of work done on my teeth and just want to say thank you for all the wonderful care I received. I felt no pain and was very comfortable the entire time. I really enjoyed the kind and patient attitudes of everyone as well as the atmosphere. I so appreciate you fixing my messed up mouth, doing such a great job and making me feel so comfortable!

    - Molly
  • I can't thank you enough. You have given me more than a smile. Your staff are the most professional that I have ever dealt with. You have a lot to be proud of. Thank you so much!

    - Jackie

Dental Implants

A missing tooth can create problems when it comes to your health and appearance. Not only can it make you self-conscious about smiling, speaking, and laughing, but it can make eating difficult.

At Scott Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants as one of our tooth-replacement options because it gives the most natural and stable outcome for replacing missing single teeth or even for anchoring a loose denture.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Since we custom design each dental implant to match your natural teeth, they look great and match your smile. The benefits of dental implants go further than just appearances, too. Here are some of the reasons why you may choose to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant.

Convenience – Our patients love convenience, and dental implants do not disappoint! Single dental implants have a similar structure to your natural tooth, so you care for them much the same way – by brushing, flossing, and visiting us for regular dental appointments. They don’t require any special tricks or tools to care for them.

Bone retention – Your teeth and jaw bone have a dependent relationship. When that relationship is disrupted by tooth loss, you may also lose the valuable bone structure that once supported your tooth. A dental implant helps to maintain your bone and prevent the chain reaction of tooth loss that sometimes accompanies the loss of one tooth.

Stability – Having a dental implant to fill the gap in your smile keeps your remaining teeth from shifting, protecting your bite.

Denture stability – If you have difficulty with ill-fitting dentures, we can place a few dental implants to help “lock” your denture in place.

Few dietary restrictions – Dental implants allow you to keep the diversity in your diet!

Longevity – With proper care, dental implants can last for a very long time, giving you years of stability and service.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants require a few steps for success. First, Dr. Scott will evaluate the density of your bone to determine if it can support a dental implant.

Once we determine your bone levels, we will surgically place your dental implant into your bone. Most patients report that they are pleasantly surprised at how much easier this is compared to how they thought it would be! We always make sure you are comfortable for dental procedures.

Next, we wait! Dental implants integrate with your natural bone over the course of a few months. Healing is necessary for the greatest stability and success!

Finally, it’s time for the crown! Your dental implant crown is a custom creation designed just for you. It will match your existing teeth, blend in with your smile, and give you seamless results!

Would You Like to Learn More about Dental Implants?

Contact our Yankton, SD dental office today to schedule an implant evaluation with Dr. Jessie Scott. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile that makes you feel great about the way you look.

Meet Dr. Scott
Dr. Jessie Scott grew up in Hawarden, Iowa, and frequently visited Yankton as a child while on family vacations. She fell in love with the area and the people and ultimately decided to make this her permanent home. Dr. Scott attended Winona State University in Winona, MN for her undergraduate degree in biology. She then went on to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to achieve her Doctor of Dental Science degree.Dr. Scott is a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, and the South Dakota Dental Association. She is also Invisalign certified and certified to provide BOTOX Cosmetic.
  • Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Implants
  • Adult Orthodontics
  • Emergency Dentistry
It is our goal to provide you with great dentistry and a warm, friendly, and professional place for you to receive your dental care. Welcome to Scott Family Dentistry!