Born and raised in Rigby, Idaho, Dr. Ellis graduated class of 1983. His parents had a farm in the Clark area approximately 5 miles east of Rigby where they raised cattle, hay, and grain. Dr. Ellis developed his work ethic and desire to help others as one of his favorite things growing up was to get bundled up and go around to the neighbors clearing out their driveways during the winter.
Dr. Ellis attended Ricks college and later EITC. He relocated to Oak Ridge Tennessee where he worked as a rad con tech. He wanted to return to Idaho and took employment at the INEL and was employed for three years when budget cuts forced his layoff. After much consideration, he sold everything and returned to school attending ISU and then Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wi for Dental school. Dr. Ellis graduated in 2001. Dental school was difficult but he loved the clinic and was fortunate to excel there.
Dr. Ellis considers himself very lucky to have been able to return and start a practice here. He loves what he does and is thankful for his friends and patients that visit for their dental care. He is further blessed to have both of his girls work with him at the practice. He and our entire staff look forward to meeting you!
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.