Single Tooth Implant – Lincoln, NE
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
You never expected it to happen to you, but you are among the 120 million
Americans who have lost a tooth. Whether from decay, disease, or trauma, your
incomplete smile has significantly impacted your quality of life. Now, you
struggle to feel confident about your appearance while eating and speaking are
more challenging. At Smile Specialties,
Dr. Jennifer Reed
rebuilds healthy, beautiful smiles using the latest innovations in dentistry.
Besides traditional options, you can replace your missing teeth with dental
implants in Lincoln. She will give you a reason to smile with the right
Tooth Replacement Options
After you lose a tooth, you may not feel it is important to replace it right
away because it is only one; however, the longer you leave it untreated, the
more extensive the long-term complications. When you lose a tooth, you are not
just missing the crown but also the root. This causes your jawbone to
deteriorate because it is no longer stimulated by the root. Over time, your
remaining teeth lose support and shift out of alignment, which can lead to
additional tooth loss down the road.
You can help prevent the complications of missing teeth using a treatment
option that best meets your needs.
The most traditional treatment is a bridge and crowns. Your dentist in Lincoln
takes an impression of your mouth to create a prosthetic tooth matching the
appearance of your natural ones. Dental crowns bonded to your adjacent teeth
hold it in place.
allow you to replace both the root and the crown. A biocompatible implant post
is surgically placed into the jawbone to anchor the custom-made dental crown.
This method allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with a
solution that can last for a lifetime.
What are Single Tooth Implants?
Dental implants closely mimic the appearance and function of your natural
teeth because they replace the entire structure. The implant post is
strategically placed into your jaw to secure your prosthetic tooth. Replacing
the root stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This allows your
jawbone to fuse to the post over the next several months.
After your jawbone is healed, a second minor surgery is needed to attach a
special fixture called an abutment. The connector piece allows your
custom-made dental crown to be attached to the post.
Benefits of Single Tooth Dental Implant
Replacing the entire structure of the tooth allows you to enjoy several
advantages that are not possible with a traditional bridge and crowns,
- Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Stops dental drift.
Reduces your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
- Does not alter healthy teeth.
- Supports your facial structures.
- Restores 70% of your biting force.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Can last for several decades.
- Cost-effective long-term.
Schedule an Appointment Today
You can enjoy a confident, beautiful smile again with Dr. Reed.
Contact our office today
to schedule your consultation.