Nature knew what she was doing when she designed your smile. All the pieces work together in a delicate balance, and if you’ve lost a tooth or several teeth, you might want to consider the method of tooth replacement that most closely mimics the natural tooth: dental implants. At Greder Dental in Omaha, NE, you can have your dental implants placed and restored right here in our office.
A dental implant consists of a titanium post that acts as the replacement tooth root and a crown that is secured to the dental implant. The titanium post is placed into your jawbone, making dental implants the most secure option for tooth replacement. You know dentures can slip, and even fixed bridges aren’t quite as stable as dental implants. The titanium posts support better jaw health – your jawbone feels like its job is done without teeth to support and begins to deteriorate if teeth are lost. Titanium posts trick the jawbone into thinking it’s still supporting an actual tooth root.
Dental implants are made from titanium because this material fuses so successfully with the jawbone. Once the implants have fused together, your replacement crowns will be secured to the implants.
Our office is able to perform most oral surgeries, including dental implants. We can extract teeth, place the implant, and restore the implant all at our office. When necessary, we have specialists to help in specific cases.
If you’ve thought about dental implants but don’t know where to begin, contact us. We’ll schedule a consultation with you at our Omaha dental office, walk you through the process, and discuss all the details of what to expect. We’ll examine your oral health to make sure you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, then plan your treatment. We can perform this procedure for patients from Council Bluffs, Bellevue, and Papillion-La Vista as well, helping all of the Omaha area enjoy greater comfort, form, and function with dental implants.
Dental implants are made up of three parts: the titanium implant itself, the crown that you chew with, and the abutment that attaches the two together. Each implant is placed beneath the gum line, where it gradually fuses together with the jaw bone. The process known as osseointegration provides stability for the new tooth replacement. Many dental offices refer dental implant placement out to a specialist, but the team at Greder Dental is able to perform the entire treatment from start to finish.
Implant-Retained Crowns and Bridges
When several healthy teeth still remain in the gum line, an implant-retained crown or bridge allows you to retain what’s left while also restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Traditional bridges require significant removal of enamel from healthy teeth -- but because they closely mimic the natural tooth structure, dental implants function on their own, without the modification of surrounding teeth. A crown replaces a single tooth, and a bridge takes the place of multiple teeth.
Tooth loss causes the jawbone to slowly degenerate due to a lack of stimulation from the supporting roots. This loss of volume is what causes people to look older than they really are after they’ve lived for a while with many missing teeth -- and it is especially troublesome when an entire row of teeth have been lost. Implant-retained dentures snap securely into place for easier eating and speaking while promoting better jawbone health, too.
All-on-4 and Teeth in a Day
Sometimes, we can place and restore an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw in just one day. The All-on-4 method, also known as Teeth-in-a-Day, allows a full denture to be supported on as few as four dental implants. More cost-effective and efficient than traditional dental implants, All-on-4 is an especially good option for patients who have insufficient jawbone structure to support dental implants but want to enjoy all the benefits of implant dentistry.