If you've lost a tooth (or a few teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants from Superior Dental Health can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in areas where teeth are missing to allow for crowns, bridges, or dentures to be placed. The implant itself is made of titanium, while the visible restoration is made of porcelain or ceramic.
The Implant Advantage
In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, dental implants play a vital role in preserving oral health and optimal function. Implants help to prevent adjacent and opposing teeth from shifting to fill the space left by the missing tooth. They also help to prevent the bone in the missing tooth area from resorbing.
Advantages over Dentures or Bridges
Implants are excellent at replacing single teeth, but are also advantageous to secure multiple tooth replacement (bridges and partials) and full arch replacement (dentures).
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Conventional bridges also rely on neighboring teeth for support, which may compromise the health of your remaining natural teeth.
Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force.
Implant Procedure and Maintenance
Implant placement consists of placing the artificial tooth root in the region of the missing tooth and then placing the crown on the tooth. Normally, this requires allowing the implant to heal for several months before the crown, bridge, or denture is put into place.
Dental implants are cared for the same way a normal tooth should be with flossing, brushing, and making sure to keep the area clean. You’ll also need to visit our Lincoln, Omaha, or Blair dental office every six months for professional cleanings and oral health exams.
Superior Dental Health—Your Implant Home
Continuity of care is essential to successful treatment. Here at Superior Dental Health, we have the technology to place implants ourselves, eliminating the need for a specialty referral. For most cases, we are able to do every step of the implant process here in the office. It is ideal to have the same office complete all of the steps of the implant and crown placement in order to increase the chances of success. We want to make sure that not only does the implant look good, but that it also is functional. By having consistency, results are optimized in terms of how the implant looks AND how it feels.