Implants “mimic” the design of natural teeth for replacement teeth that function and feel like the “real deal”
At Innovative Dental Care in Omaha, Nebraska, we live up to our name and brand by providing those solutions that are designed with your ultimate satisfaction, comfort, and experience at heart. Led by Dr. Summer Gutschow, our team combines this commitment to advanced techniques and technologies with a relationship-based approach to partnering with patients. These approaches allow us to often prevent or detect early those problems that can threaten the health, structure, and function of your teeth. And should we need to replace teeth, our practice is equipped with those latest tools and training to support optimal options to rebuild your smile, including dental implants.
Dental Implant Process
The dental implant itself is not the replacement tooth. Instead, it is a crucial component of the replacement tooth. Each implant is shaped like a small cylinder. It is made from a biocompatible material, which means it is safe to be introduced to living tissues and to integrate into those surrounding tissues. Accordingly, the cylinder or implant in dentistry is introduced to the jawbone. Dr. Summer uses various technologies to “map” or plan precisely where the implant should be positioned. Once it is exactly where it needs to be, the implant will fuse or “osseointegrate” to the surrounding jawbone in the months following. Proper healing is critical; once the implant has joined the rest of the jaw, it can function as a tooth root. The replacement tooth is then connected to the implant. So, the new tooth is quite literally “rooted” in the jawbone.
Unlike other forms of tooth replacement that are not designed like natural teeth, implant-supported teeth provide a formerly unheard level of stability to prosthetic teeth. Similarly, they can be treated like natural teeth. No special products or maintenance is necessary to keep them looking, feeling, and functioning great. By cleaning consistently and adequately around the implant and keeping up with dental check-ups at our practice, implant-supported teeth can last a lifetime.
One implant may be placed to support a single crown as an alternative to conventional dental bridges. A few implants may be used to connect to a partial or implant-retained bridge. Or, as few as four implants may be positioned to retain an upper or lower arch of teeth. Call our team at (402) 507-5805 with your questions about tooth replacement.
We look forward to completing your smile!
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.