Restore your teeth with Tooth Implants
What is a Tooth Implant?
Tooth injury and decay cause many people to suffer tooth loss. For several years, the only ways to remedy tooth loss was by getting dentures or dental bridges. Tooth Implants are the new and better solution to missing teeth. They are more stable, more comfortable, and more permanent.
A tooth implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the gum area of the jaw. This fake “root” will hold a crown, a bridge, or even a permanent denture. Tooth implants are necessary for those who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or any other reason.
Tooth Implant Benefits:
Comfort – No one appreciates discomfort in the mouth. Tooth implants are designed to fit your mouth precisely and become a part of your mouth. Tooth implants that hold full or partial dentures secure do not allow moving the way removable dentures do, so they allow you to speak and eat with ease and confidence. This is only one of the tooth implant benefits.
Confidence – As mentioned above, tooth implants, in their secure attachment, allow the wearer to eat and speak freely without hassle. There are no clicks or wobbles, no removal to eat or drink, and no glue or paste to secure them in the mouth. Tooth implants that hold full or partial dentures in place give you back your smile and self-esteem.
Aesthetics – Tooth implants look like your natural teeth. They are permanently integrated into the bone of your mouth, and no one can possibly tell that they are artificial, replacement teeth. They look healthy, natural, and beautiful.
Durability – Implants are very resilient. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
Better Speech – With regular dentures, teeth can slip and slide within the mouth. Not only does this cause discomfort, but mumbling and the slurring of speech are also common. With secure, permanent implants, you can speak in a natural and relaxed manner, with no hassle.
Improved Eating – Removable dentures or missing teeth cause a great loss in a person’s chewing ability. Because dental implants are custom made to act as natural teeth, eating your favorite food is not painful or inconvenient.
Improved Oral Health – Dental implants simply replace missing teeth; they do not require reducing other teeth for placement. This means more of the natural teeth are left intact.Implants also allow you to clean your teeth in much the same way as you would your natural teeth. You have an easy access between the teeth, which means overall dental hygiene is better.
What Types of Tooth Implants Are Available?
Placed directly into the gum of the jawbone, endosteal tooth implants can hold one or more prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are used for single tooth replacement, multi-teeth replacement, and for over-dentures.
Single Implant Tooth Replacement – During this procedure, an abutment is fused to the tooth implant. This takes place either at the time the tooth implant is placed or after the healing period. An abutment is a small device that attaches the tooth implant to the custom-made crown. This crown is then cemented onto the abutment to keep it in place.
Multi-Teeth Replacement (2, 3, 4, + Implants) – These tooth implants are used to connect a bridge. The abutments are placed on two or more implants once the healing period is complete. Then the custom bridge is cemented onto the abutments.
Over Dentures (Full dentures or partial dentures which are implant supported) – Full or partial dentures can be supported with tooth implants when natural teeth are missing. These dentures are made to be comfortable and long lasting. Conventional dentures are neither as stable nor as secure as implant supported bridges and dentures. In this way, they provide better and more natural chewing and biting capabilities.
Can I Be a Candidate for Tooth Implants?
Tooth implants can be placed in everyone except growing children. A good candidate for a tooth implant has good oral health and an adequate jaw bone in which to integrate the tooth implant. However, even those who do not have a strong jaw can receive bone grafts or mini tooth implants. For a successful tooth implant, the gums must be healthy.
Those with the periodontal disease most likely will experience complications. If a person is inclined to clench their teeth, this could also pose a threat to a successful tooth implant. Finally, if the patient smokes, suffers from diabetes, or has heart disease, a personal evaluation by their dentist will be necessary.
Maintenance of Tooth Implants
Tooth Implants require the same oral care as natural teeth. Brushing daily, flossing, and using small bottle brushes are necessary for maintaining a tooth implant. Consistent visits to the dentist are crucial to check the stability of the implant and to make sure it is functioning the way it should.
What is the cost for a tooth implant?
We offer affordable dental care at all of our locations. We accept PPO dental insurances, offer payment plans and other payment options to keep our prices low. We also work with Lincoln Dental Plans to provide affordable dental care for those patients who do not have dental insurance.
The average price for a tooth implant procedure plus the dental crown in Lincoln, Nebraska is $3000.
Also, if you have dental insurance, your plan may cover a certain portion of it.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at any of our locations, please use the online form and request an appointment or call our office.