About Regan Ackerman, DMD
Dr. Ackerman was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY. She attended the University of Florida on a soccer scholarship getting her degree in Business Administration. Returning home to Kentucky, she attended University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she graduated with honors.
Upon graduation she moved to Bowling Green, where she practiced for several years. Before long, she and her husband, a Louisville native, realized how great a city Louisville would be to settle-down in and raise their family.
She prides herself in giving her patients the unique care they deserve and strives to meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Ackerman loves spending time with her husband, John, daughter, Elise, son, Hans, and dog, Julep. You can often find the whole family going for a run together. Still very active, Dr. Ackerman enjoys anything that has to do with sports and outdoors. Her current favorites are running and tennis.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. This method will place a dental implant at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making your previously loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed, and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with a stable denture, which can be used IMMEDIATELY. In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post-operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves the placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.