ImplantDental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are a “man-made root” that bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. A missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

Implants are an excellent alternative to replace missing teeth for several reasons. They look very natural and can significantly enhance your smile. Medical-grade titanium implants, which have a success rate of 97% and can last more than 50 years, integrate very well with bone to create a solid and permanent foundation on which to attach a porcelain crown. Neighboring teeth are also preserved when an implant replaces a missing tooth.

Dr. Matt Nehl earned the distinction of Mastership status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) on March 26, 2013. Dr. Nehl had previously obtained Fellowship status in 2011 from the ICOI.

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists is a non-profit worldwide dental educational organization. It is dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology.

The awarding of Mastership status is an honor which a professional society such as the ICOI bestows on a dental professional involved in dental implant treatment. The ICOl’s Mastership program encourages active members to achieve their Mastership status through efforts in education, research, and actual clinical experience. Mastership candidates must submit documentation of numerous completed implant cases, letters of recommendation from ICOI Diplomates or Advanced Credential Committees, and must meet continuing education requirements. There are currently 213 dentists of the 25,000 worldwide members and associates of the ICOI that are at the Mastership status.

In addition, Dr. Nehl is a graduate of and has Fellowship status with the Misch International Implant Institute, and has completed over 350 hours of continuing education related to implant dentistry.

The process of getting implants may involve several visits in our office. Generally, the first step is a 3-D cone beam scan which is taken to evaluate existing bone and enables Dr. Nehl to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Nehl will discuss caring for your implants once they are in place.


Nehl Dental
19026 US Highway 85
Belle Fourche, SD, 57717

Telephone: (605) 892-3603
Emergency: (605) 210-2621
Toll-Free: (800) 611-8796