More and more people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. They’re a long-term solution that is embedded in your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. The dental implants Lincoln NE trusts are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth
The replacement of a tooth consists of three pieces; the implant, which is a titanium post that the oral surgeon places in the jawbone. After a few months, the post will fuse with the jawbone and become a stable base for the abutment and eventually the crown. The abutment attaches to the implant and sits just above the gumline. The crown is then positioned on the abutment by either a prosthodontist, oral surgeon or restorative dentist.
Implants are made of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration.” Osseointegration usually takes several months once the implant is put into the jawbone. Osseointegration, however, is why implants never slip or make noises like dentures and is why bone loss is usually not a problem.
Advantages to dental implants
Easy to care for
Last a lifetime
Dr. Henry is using the most recent advances in dental implant technology. Our office is utilizing 3D treatment planning and navigation for placement of dental implants. With X-Guide navigated surgery, we utilize live 3D views of each patient’s anatomy. It is like GPS for our drill during the procedure. The X-Guide provides interactive, turn-by-turn guidance during the implant procedure for more exact implant placement. This allows for precisional placement of the implant which allows for better function and aesthetic outcome.
If you are looking for a way to get back a full smile that is both natural and cost-effective, call us today to find out more about dental implants.