Dental Implants in Mankato

Restore your missing teeth with the #1 tooth replacement solution.

You Deserve a Beautiful, Complete Smile

Dental implants are an advanced, modern solution to replace your missing teeth from root to crown.

Illustrated image showing a dental implant in a jawbone model.

Missing a tooth or multiple teeth could disrupt your quality of life, making it difficult to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Even worse, missing teeth lead to severe bone loss, compromising your jawbone’s health, which leads to other dental problems.

Here’s the good news:

Dental implants can completely replace your missing teeth, returning your smile to its full health, appearance, and functionality.

There’s a reason dental implants are considered the #1 missing teeth replacement solution. Make a consultation appointment and see for yourself!

Here's What You'll Love About Dental Implants

Our patients are raving about these life-changing benefits.

Project Jawbone

Dental implants are the only missing tooth replacement option that replaces the tooth root, allowing for natural jawbone stimulation to occur. This stimulation protects you from bone density loss, preserving your jawbone’s integrity and health.

Natural Look and Feel

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, dental implants are the closest you can get to the real thing. Your implants will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. You’ll likely forget you were ever missing teeth!

Look Younger

Missing teeth quickly leads to deterioration of the underlying jawbone and facial muscles, causing a “sunken-in” look that makes you look older. Dental implants preserve this structure, keeping your face looking full and youthful.

Long-Lasting

Dental implants are made from extremely durable materials, designed to last for many years. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, you’ll enjoy your implant’s benefits for decades (if not a lifetime!).

Conservative Approach

Unlike bridges and dentures, there’s no need to modify the surrounding teeth to support or make room for a dental implant. Your natural healthy teeth stay intact with no irreversible alterations.

Save Money and Time

Dental implants may be more expensive than other solutions upfront. However, because they last so long and have such a high success rate, they often save you money in the long run. They also prevent other costly and time-consuming dental issues that can arise from missing teeth.

Why Choose River Valley Dental?

We treat each patient like family!

Patient smiling at the front desk of River Valley Dental with receptionist.

Any dental procedure is a big decision. You want a dental team who puts your health and best interests first.

Dr. Tom Pooley takes great care in crafting restorations that are both highly functional and aesthetically beautiful. He works closely with local specialty offices and dental labs to ensure the highest quality, most durable results.

Here are a few other things you’ll love about our practice:

  • Friendly team: As a native of Mankato, Dr. Pooley takes pride in serving our local community and treating each patient like family.

  • Clear communication: We listen first, always. We strive to understand your unique situation and needs, keeping you empowered, informed, and in control throughout the entire process.

  • No high-pressure sales: We only ever recommend procedures or treatment plans if we’re confident they’re the right solution for YOU.

  • Modern office: We’ve invested heavily in our office to provide the best care and environment possible. For your implants, we’ve implemented digital scanning to take measurements for your custom crown. No gooey impressions required!

Want to learn more about what makes our office a great choice for your dental implants?

Real Patient Story

We had a 33-year-old male patient who had suffered extensive tooth loss over the years, negatively impacting his quality of life in many ways. He was in a lot of pain and ready for a big change.

Dr. Pooley recommended removing the remaining teeth and replacing them with upper and lower implant-supported dentures.

Once the procedure was complete, the man was thrilled. He could eat without worry and was no longer in pain. His confidence increased significantly.

Best of all, he was able to give his mother a photo of him smiling from ear to ear!

Want results like these? You don’t have to hide your smile any longer. Schedule a no-obligation consultation to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants today!

Before and after photo of a real dental implants patient at River Valley Dental.

Have Questions About Dental Implants?

Get the answers in our FAQs below.

  • Are dental implants right for me?

    Dental implants are a great missing teeth solution…Opens in a new window to article from AAID on benefits… for most people. However, there are many factors to consider. Some patients may be better suited to a different solution depending on their situation.

    When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Pooley will do a comprehensive examination of your missing teeth and discuss options with you. You’ll always leave our office well informed and empowered to make the right decision for your unique needs.

  • How much do dental implants cost?

    Each person’s situation is unique, so we don’t do one-size-fits-all solutions. We do our very best to keep costs competitive, while still maintaining a high degree of quality.

    When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Pooley will examine your smile and recommend treatment options, along with a breakdown of estimated costs.

    We never want costs to be a barrier preventing you from getting the high-quality dental care you need. We accept many insurance plans and offer several convenient and affordable payment options.

    Learn more about all our payment options on our New Patients page.

  • Do dental implants hurt?

    You’d be surprised at how easy and relatively painless the procedure is! We use a local anesthetic to numb the area before the placement of your implant.

    Our goal is always to keep you relaxed and comfortable, so if you have any concerns, speak up! Our friendly dental team is sensitive to dental fears and will work with you to find a solution.

  • Will Dr. Pooley place my implants?

    River Valley Dental will be your first step in evaluating your candidacy for dental implants and facilitating the procedure. Dr. Pooley works with trusted specialty offices in the area to completely restore your tooth, giving you exclusive access to top-notch periodontists and oral surgeons.

    After determining that dental implants are the right choice for you, Dr. Pooley will refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and scheduling of your implant placement surgery.

    Once your implant has healed, Dr. Pooley will complete the final restoration with a customized new crown.

  • Are there any other services I should consider to restore my smile?

    Many patients opt for further cosmetic enhancements, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, to fully transform their smiles.

  • What locations do you serve?

    We proudly serve patients in Mankato, MN, and surrounding communities in North Mankato, St. Peter, Nicollet, Mapleton, New Ulm, Madelia, LeCenter, and Eagle Lake.

Ready to Smile Confidently Again?

Schedule a consultation with our dental implant experts in Mankato.