For some patients, dental implants may offer additional options for replacing missing teeth. Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and serve as a foundation for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture. To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll evaluate your gum health, make sure you have adequate bone to support the implant and make sure you are in good overall general health. We will take a cone beam x-ray or 3D image that will further help us determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. Dental implants may sound high-tech but they are actually more conservative then traditional bridges since they don’t depend on the neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants feel and look like your natural teeth and have been proven as an excellent option to replace missing teeth.
Mini dental implants (MDIs) are one of the latest implant solutions. They are a miniaturized version of the traditional dental implant and are used to stabilize a denture. These titanium implants serve as roots of your teeth and holds a fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The denture is seated on the head of the implant, resting on the gum tissue. Your implants will be remarkably strong and able to withstand the natural lifting motions involved in chewing. Your denture will feel secure and stay firmly in place. Placement is easy and is done in our office under local anesthetic. Because the procedure is minimally invasive most people only have mild discomfort and you may eat as soon as you wish.
For more information on implant dentistry at The Dentists, contact our dental staff to set up a dental implant consultation. Proudly serving patients in the Omaha, Nebraska area.
Dentures and partials are removable appliances that replace many missing teeth. Complete dentures are placed with there are no teeth left whatsoever. When any remaining teeth are savable you may be a candidate for a partial denture. Partial dentures can be slightly more stable then complete dentures because they are supported by the remaining teeth. With a proper fitting denture you’ll chew better, look better and have a healthier mouth.
The process of making a complete or partial denture includes a series of appointments. Though the process varies in each individual case, it usually involves minor shaping of the teeth followed by impressions. Models are made from the impressions; it’s on these models that the partial framework or trial denture is made. Final partial and complete dentures are fabricated in a dental laboratory. After several try-ins and adjustments, denture is seated and instructions for insertion, wear and cleaning are given. Because the mouth is always changing periodic adjustments are needed.
There’s a bit of an adjustment period when you get new dentures, but that’s normal. As you get used to your new denture or partial, any problems will subside. With time and practice, you’ll make the adjustment and be eating with confidence.
If you are in the Omaha, Nebraska area, contact The Dentists to set up a denture consultation.