Dental Implants Stories
VIDEO Jayden had her wisdom teeth removed and a tooth implant and 100 percent recommends.
Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I came to this practice for my wisdom teeth removal and a tooth implant. This practice helped me feel very welcome and comfortable, by like whenever I came in for my procedure, they'd ask if I was cold, they'd ask me for like refreshments. If I was cold they'd bring me like a blanket. A specific memory that I have from coming to this practice was when I came in for my dental implant actually. I was awake for the whole thing and I thought he was still numbing me, I didn't even know that he was doing the procedure. When he was done he was done and I was like oh my gosh that was the easiest thing I've ever been through in my life. If someone were to ask me what my opinion was on if they should come to the practice, I would 100 percent recommend coming and like seeing everybody here, and like just even getting a consultation, I really think that they'll enjoy this practice. Meet Michelle
VIDEO Michelle felt welcome from the moment she walked through the door to get her dental implants.
Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks The reason I came to the practice was because I had some teeth extracted and I wanted to get some replacements for it. I spoke to Sarah and the doctor, we did a treatment plan to see how many implants they were going to place, and now I'm actually just waiting to get the crowns put on my teeth. The thing I like the most about coming here was from the time I walked in through the door, I was greeted with a smile, everything ran smooth, kind of felt like I was welcome. I was home. And that they were really going to do what I wanted them to do to make my smile a little better. They're some of the best doctors that are here and you will get good quality care. Meet Sharon
VIDEO Sharon wholeheartedly recommends the practice and the staff.
Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I went to my dentist and I had a back tooth that had broken off, so they got me worked in here the same day. He extracted the tooth, did a bone graft and an implant. Everyone was super nice, they informed me of everything, the doctor took his time; I was awake during the surgery, so he explained everything he was doing while he was doing it. It was really comforting! I think the best memory that I had was he came in, he sat down and just talked to me, just like normal went through every part of the process and told me what was going to happen and how long it would take, and everything he said ended up being a very easy process. If someone I knew needed to come here, I would definitely say that they should come and talk to one of the doctors. It's a very easy process and it does put you back to where you were before! There's no difference, you're not missing the tooth, everything seems like natural. Meet Wyjean
VIDEO Wyjean says the practice made her feel comfortable and appreciated the step-by-step explanations by the doctor.
Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks The reason I came to this practice is that I had spaces between my teeth that caused a speech problem and I wanted that corrected. This practice made me feel comfortable because of the time that was taken to explain the procedure with me and to help me feel confident about the results that would be at the end of the procedure and the friendly staff. If someone was coming to this practice, I would recommend that they first do the initial consultation which helped me very much because I didn't know what I was getting into. The staff and the surgeon explained everything to me from head to toe and after the procedure my friends and family knew something was different, but they didn't know what. The big smile was worth it!
VIDEO The team was efficient throughout Chris' consultation process. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks My overall experience at Mountain State has been fantastic. I did my research before I came to the practice. They have a great reputation. I met the doctor at the first consultation. It was obvious he was knowledgeable. He understood what needed to be done and how it was going to be done. He also even took the time to explain how the handoff would be to my personal dentist. The whole team - it was just very comprehensive, and everybody knew their part and helped me move through the process very efficiently. I could definitely give Mountain State five stars because of the people, the process, the depth of knowledge into what they do. It's definitely a place I could easily recommend.
VIDEO Danny's experience getting a dental implant was top-notch. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks My experience at Mountain State was top-notch. I walked into the room, and the people that were there were very kind and were warm. I was especially impressed by the staff that is involved with making a patient feel as comfortable as they can feel. Dr. Henderson was very warm and friendly and accommodating. I am very impressed with the work that I had done. My recovery was very good, and I would come back tomorrow if I needed another implant. If you live in the Charleston area and you need to avail yourself of the services of oral surgery or implants, Mountain State is where you need to be.
VIDEO Eleven dental implants have tremendously improved Jeannie's life. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks My experience at Mountain State has been absolutely wonderful. I feel pampered, cared for, and well informed. Dr. Krajekian is pleasant, funny, a great personality, tells you exactly what to expect. The whole team at Mountain State is cordial, friendly. They could not possibly be more professional, and I couldn't be happier with this entire staff of Mountain State. Having eleven dental implants has tremendously improved my life. I smile more, I'm not self-conscious, and I'm not uncomfortable. I would definitely give Mountain State a five star rating.
VIDEO Jeff and his family have been coming here for 25 years. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks My family and I have been coming to Mountain State for probably about twenty-five years now. I keep coming back because I have a great experience every time and really get along well with the people. They do a great job. The doctors at Mountain State are some of the best in the area in their field, and they've always been great to me. The team members at Mountain State are also very, very friendly and very knowledgeable in what they're doing. I feel great after having had the implants because it makes life easier. I would give Mountain State a five star review because they've always done great work.
VIDEO Russ' dental implant is indistinguishable from his other teeth. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks When I'm at the practice, it's a very warm environment with professionalism by all of the staff and the physicians. The team at Mountain State works really well together. It's easy to notice when you're going through the process. Dr. Krajekian is an excellent surgeon. He has a strong reputation in the Charleston region. The procedure went well. It went precisely as Dr. Krajekian had previously briefed, and the recovery was quick. Overall, it was a very nice experience. The dental implant was such a success that I no longer know which tooth was replaced by Dr. Krajekian. If you live in the Pea Ridge area and you need any type of oral surgery, I highly recommend Mountain State.
VIDEO The staff and doctors made James' dental implant procedure extremely comfortable and easy. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks When I first walked in, all the people there, they were very professional, and they took care of me well. The staff and the doctors there were calm. They went about their business in a professional manner, and it made things a lot easier. Dr. Henderson was very pleasant - he was very upbeat, conducted himself in a very professional manner. The experience there was pain-free. For the recovery for this, I was good. I was up and about in no time. I don't have any pain at all now with the implant in. I would recommend Mountain State Oral and Dr. Henderson to whoever needs this procedure done.
VIDEO Wafa loves her dental implant. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks When I walked into the practice, everybody was so nice to me that they really made me feel at ease, and as if I'm home. The doctors here are really very good surgeons, and everybody is nice. I was really nervous at the beginning, but everything turned [out] really good. After the surgery, I really didn't feel any pain, and I didn't have to take any medication for it. I do smile a lot more now. Whenever anybody asks or I hear them talking about implants, I always send them to Mountain State Oral Surgery because they are really the best.
VIDEO Janet was pleased with how excellent her treatment went. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had lost a tooth on the front, and I was wanting to get a replacement. My dentist recommended me to Mountain State Oral Surgery. When I came in, it was decided that I needed an implant. I liked Dr. Krajekian. He explained every procedure, everything he was doing. The procedure went excellent. I enjoyed the team; they made me feel at home. I have no problems. I can't even tell that it's in there. I think that it's made me more confident. I had a wonderful experience with the team and the doctor. I would highly recommend Mountain State Oral Surgery.
VIDEO Nikki's oral surgery procedures went so smoothly. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks The overall experience that I have with Mountain State was absolutely phenomenal. The Mountain State team as a whole is wonderful. They're very easygoing. Dr. Krajekian did all of my work, and he is amazing. He will sit down with you as if you're the only patient that he has all day, answer any questions you may have. Everything went as smooth as it possibly could. My recovery time was amazingly simple. By the very next day, I was back to doing my normal routine. With the procedures being completed, I do feel better about smiling, and I am able to eat things without having any type of restrictions. I would give Mountain State five stars without hesitation.
VIDEO Beverly needed dental implants to restore her teeth. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I came to Mountain State Oral Surgery to get the implants. To be honest, I was afraid of the dentist. I let my teeth go away, and I knew I wanted implants. I love the team at Mountain State Oral Surgeons. They made me feel very comfortable. They just calmed me down and told me that this is not going to hurt, everything's going to be fine, and it was. I had no issues when I left here. Dr. Krajekian is a very, very nice gentleman. He made me feel at ease. He made me feel like I belonged here. I would recommend Dr. Krajekian to anyone who needs implants. Mountain State Oral Surgery makes me feel like I'm part of their family.
Meet Debra Ann
VIDEO Dr. Brock placed Debra Ann's dental implant. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had a tooth that actually was bothering me quite a bit. Therefore, I decided to go ahead and set up a consultation with Dr. John Brock at Mountain State and talked about dental implants, so I was able to get a dental implant placed. I actually had great results. Very satisfied with the dental implant. Dr. John Brock, he's a very compassionate man. He's a very considerate man, and he listens. I would definitely recommend him to any of my family, which I have. There's a place that you can actually have your smile back, and that's at Mountain State.
VIDEO Judy was comforted by the knowledge of our staff. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had been to my dentist, and he referred me to Dr. Brock at Mountain State. I had a bridge previously, and it had broken, but after I spoke to Dr. Brock, he explained everything that was going to happen. It went great - better than I expected. Dr. Brock is a wonderful guy. He explains everything so you're not afraid. Mountain State was wonderful. They were so pleasant and so knowledgeable, and they seem like they really care about your experience. I would definitely recommend Mountain State.
VIDEO Dr. Brock replaced Mike's broken tooth. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had a chipped, broken tooth. When I went in and spoke with Dr. Brock, we discussed just pulling the tooth and getting implants. Dr. Brock is a great oral surgeon. I was actually eating normal foods that evening. I couldn't ask for a better staff. My interests were their interests - just a great bunch of all-around people. I'm not ashamed to smile anymore - just an all-around better outlook, I guess. Dr. Brock and his staff are top-notch people, and they really did make me feel like family.
VIDEO Amanda was pleased with our doctors' bedside manners. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had a tooth that was fractured. It was a molar, so it needed to come out, but that is one of the chewing areas, so I decided to have a dental implant placed so that I wouldn't lose chewing service. I decided to have my dental implant done here because our doctors have a great bedside manner, and they really care about their patients. I was never nervous to have any of the surgeons here work on me. I've seen the way that the surgeons at Mountain State Oral Surgeons treat their patients and care for them, and their just general interest in the patient and their well-being, so I had no worries in my mind at all about them caring for me. My procedure went great. I never had any post-op problems, and I'm looking forward to getting my dental crown to go on and being completed.
VIDEO Nanci was put at ease during her dental implant placement. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I have a history of teeth issues, and my dentist suggested that I come to Mountain State Oral to go through the implant procedure along with a bone graft as well. Oh yes, I was very nervous. Just dentists, in particular, is nerve-wracking for me. I came to my appointment, went through some x-rays, and then I spoke with the surgeon himself. I felt at ease the minute he came into the room, and he made me feel that way. He explained in detail the procedure, told me what I should expect, and everything he said was true. My recovery was really good. It was just what I expected. They called to check up on me the next day - treatment by even the receptionist, the registration process, all the assistants. I would definitely recommend Mountain State Oral Surgeons. I've been a patient three times, and my children have been here for almost 15 years.
VIDEO Rebecca restored her smile with dental implants. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I had a few missing teeth in the back, and after I started working here, I looked into the dental implants and thought I'd be a great candidate for that, so I ended up talking with the surgeons and had a couple of implants placed. It went great. Everybody - the staff and the doctors - were very friendly and nice. They called and checked on me to make sure everything was doing well and that I was doing well after the procedure. They were just very professional, courteous, and friendly and just were really easy to deal with. I would highly recommend anyone needing a dental implant to go to Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery to see one of the doctors there.
VIDEO Terry's smile was restored through dental implant placement. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks Well, I had several complications with my bridge and wanted to go to Mountain State to get a dental implant. I wanted a dental implant because I heard the success rate on those was very high. Well, he talked to me about what would be involved. I would probably have to do a sinus lift because the tooth had been missing for several years, and he explained it very thoroughly, and with no complications, I had it done. Dr. Hunsaker was very professional - couldn't ask for a better doctor/surgeon to do the implant. The whole group was just very professional, explained everything very thorough, stayed with me the whole time to make sure I wasn't nervous or if I had any questions or anything that I needed answered, they were right there. If any of my friends or relatives needed a dental implant, I would highly recommend Mountain State.
VIDEO Linda underwent a complete smile transformation. Quote marks icon Round starting quote marks I went to my dentist in Cross Lanes and told him I was tired of my bottom denture always keeping my gums so sore, and I had decided I'd like to try implants. Dr. Krajekian did a full-arch and a bone graft on my lower jaw with four implants and a full denture. I've been very pleased with it; he did a good job. I've been able to eat things that I haven't eaten in years. I wish I had done it years ago when I was younger. Dr. Krajekian was very professional, very, very friendly. He is not one to put the implants in and say, "Let's hurry up and get this done and move onto the next patient." He said he was here for me; he was looking out for my best interests. He was exceptionally good. I would recommend him to anybody. More Patient Stories
What are dental Implants?
Dental implants are uniquely designed in 3 parts to emulate the structure of a natural tooth. They also provide the support needed to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth!
The 3 parts of an implant include:
The implant post (also called the screw). This piece is typically made of medical-grade titanium and is the first piece placed in the mouth. Once implanted into the jaw, it integrates with the bone during the healing period in the same manner as a natural tooth root.
The abutment. The abutment is the connecting piece that holds the custom-made crown to the implant post.
The crown. Once the dental implant post sufficiently heals in the jaw, the crown connects to the top of the implant post with the abutment. The crown is custom-made to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth for a natural-looking result.
All of our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to provide the full scope of oral surgery options. We use the most advanced tools and surgical techniques available. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation appointment, where you will receive a thorough examination and a personalized treatment plan.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement option because they fully restore both aesthetics and oral function. Other dental prostheses can replace missing teeth to give the patient a complete smile, but they cannot provide the benefits of dental implants. The most common advantages that dental implants have over other tooth restorations include
Dental implants preserve the health of your jawbone. The roots of your natural teeth continuously stimulate the bone in your jaw when you chew to keep the jawbones healthy. The jawbone does not receive this stimulation if missing teeth are replaced with bridges and dentures. That is because these bridges and dentures only rest on the gums. The result is jawbone atrophy, which can cause a host of oral health problems as well as a sunken look to the face. Dental implants are true tooth replacements, root and all, and they stimulate the jaw just like real teeth. They are the only replacement option that prevents jawbone loss.
Dental implants require no special care. Dental implants function just like natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing is all you need!
Dental implants can last a lifetime. Most traditional tooth restorations must be replaced after several years of use. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, making them stable and permanent. With proper oral care and regular dental exams, they can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are versatile. Dental implants can be used to restore a single tooth, several teeth, or as part of full-arch restoration to replace an entire arch of teeth. If you are healthy enough to undergo a minor dental procedure, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants.
How does the procedure work?
We know every patient is different. That's why your oral surgeon will customize your treatment plan to your specific needs. When you visit us for your consultation appointment, we will take 3D scans of your mouth, discuss anesthesia options, and design your personalized treatment plan.
On the day of your procedure, our welcoming staff members will guide you through every step of the process. First, you will choose anesthesia that you're comfortable with. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your doctor will carefully place the implant post into the empty tooth socket and stitch the surgical site closed. When the anesthesia has worn off, you can return home.
The dental implant will need to heal and fuse with the jawbone over the next few months. During that time, your restorative dentist will create your custom-designed crown. When you are ready, your restorative dentist will attach the custom-made crown to your abutment. You're ready to enjoy your fully functioning, natural-looking dental implant!
Now that you've listened to stories from our patients, we encourage you to learn more about our doctors, team, and practice so you can see how we dedicate our time to provide the highest quality treatments with the most up-to-date technology.