Implanted Replacement Teeth
The more closely your dental prosthesis mimics your healthy, natural teeth, the more effectively it can restore your smile. However, even with highly realistic and durable materials, such as dental porcelain, lifelike dental bridges and dentures lack a key component – roots. This leads to the need for additional support, such as adhesives and hidden clasps, that could impact your overall comfort and the stability of your dental bridge or denture. Dental implants solve this problem by providing a system of root-like anchors that stabilize your prosthesis with the same level of comfort and durability as healthy roots do for your natural teeth.
How dental implants work
Dental implants – specifically, dental implant posts – are inserted into your jawbone in the space where you’ve lost teeth roots. The posts are made from biocompatible titanium, and as your jawbone heals following their placement, it fuses to the implants’ surfaces, holding them permanently in place. After you’ve healed, we can secure abutments to the implant posts and then attach your custom prosthesis (i.e., crown, bridge, or denture) to the abutments. Once your restoration is complete, your replacement teeth will not only look and function like natural teeth, but also stimulate your jawbone the way your lost teeth roots used to.
Benefits of implant-supported restorations
Because of their unique ability to replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants are often considered the optimal tooth replacement option. This ability offers several important benefits, including:
- Greater stability when you bite, chew, and speak
- Improved comfort, with no shifting or sliding
- Longer-lasting results (implant posts can remain implanted for life)
- Better long-term oral health, with little or no jawbone erosion
- And more
Ask us about dental implants
The ability to replace your lost teeth roots and the vital functions they served gives dental implants a significant advantage when it comes to restoring and preserving your smile. To find out if you qualify for dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402)330-2243.We proudly serve patients who live Omaha, Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard, and all surrounding communities.