If you have a missing tooth or teeth, a dental implant may be the long-term solution you need. Omaha Oral Surgery & Council Bluffs Oral Surgery offers dental implants so that you can have a lasting smile! Made of extremely durable titanium, a dental implant acts as a substitute for the root of your natural teeth. In time, your jawbone fuses to the implant through a process called "osseointegration." This process results in a permanent bond between the implant and your jaw, making dental implants more successful than dentures for replacing teeth because they cannot slip or rock the way dentures can. Dental implants also look more natural than dentures because everything except the crown of the replacement tooth remains below the gum line.

Anatomy of a Dental Implant

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

With the exception of younger children, dental implants are a great option for replacing permanent teeth for just about anyone. If you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, Omaha Oral Surgery has the solution you need. We’re confident that you’ll love your dental implants and enjoy them for the rest of your life, with proper care.

Patients who choose dental implants over dentures or bridges experience a much higher quality of life, because they don’t come with the inconvenience and discomfort of those other options. Dental professionals including those here at Omaha Oral Surgery & Council Bluffs Oral Surgery recommend dental implants because they also do not affect the health of neighboring teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw the way dentures or bridges can.

Dental Implant Facts

There are numerous advantages to choosing dental implant surgery over dentures or bridges, including:

Dental Implant Options for You

A dental implant procedure is a good option for anyone missing one or more teeth. Here are some examples of dental implant options you may receive:

What To Expect

  • Consultation and Procedure: During the initial consultation, your oral surgeon at Omaha Oral Surgery & Council Bluffs Oral Surgery will take a 3-D scan of your mouth. Next, a treatment plan for the dental implant procedure will be created. If it is determined that your jawbone is strong enough, the consultation, extraction of the existing tooth and implant can be done in a single visit.
  • Implant Check: After two to four weeks of the procedure, your oral surgeon will check on the implant to ensure it’s healing correctly.
  • Oral Scan: Three to six months after the procedure, your oral surgeon will ask you to come back for a new scan of your mouth. This scan will be used to create the custom crown(s) that will fit perfectly into your mouth and take the place of the extracted tooth or teeth.
  • Crown Seating: Within a month or so after the second oral scan, the crown(s) should be ready. Your regular dentist will place the crown onto your dental implant.
  • Procedure Complete: Once your new crown is set, your dental implant procedure is complete. You’ll be free to enjoy all of the benefits of your new implant.

We're Here to Help

Whether you are in need of replacing one tooth to several or all of your teeth, we have a dental implant solution for you. We are confident you will love your dental implant and with proper care, they will last you a lifetime.

Questions? Give us a call at Omaha: 402.934.8999 or Council Bluffs: 712.309.0480. where our specialists are happy to help you.

Did You Know?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Easier Eating
  • Durability
  • Improves speech 
  • Improved comfort 
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved oral health

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