Dr. Daniel K. Howard provides implants to replace your missing teeth and give you a permanent solution for your smile. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, implants are the most natural way to do so. We invite you to contact our office at 308-247-3381 to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentist and find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Morrill, Nebraska.
Dental implants are a type of restoration that replaces your entire tooth from root to crown. They provide a fixed (non-removable) solution for any number of teeth, and offer long-term support and stability for other restorations, such as dentures and bridges.
A dental implant consists of several parts, including an implant post and a prosthetic tooth. The implant post is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, that is surgically placed into your jawbone. The prosthetic tooth may be a single crown, a bridge, or a denture. It is attached to the implant post to provide a result that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth.
Common reasons to receive a dental implant include:
- To replace one or more missing teeth without affecting any of the adjacent teeth
- To resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting
- To restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak with confidence
- To support a restoration or oral appliance (such as a dental bridge or a denture)
- To restore support to your facial contours and help you look younger
When you receive an implant, our dentist will take images of your mouth and create impressions of your teeth and jaw to ensure precise and comfortable placement of your implant post. Following your implant placement procedure, there will usually be a healing period of several months to allow the post to integrate with your bone – a process known as osseointegration. Some implants may also be used immediately after placement, however. Your implant restoration (typically a crown or denture) is then attached to the implant post to complete your treatment.
We will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure that you heal properly and that your implant remains in good condition. We strongly encourage you to practice good oral hygiene and visit our office regularly for cleanings and exams. Your implant requires the same type of care as your natural teeth, and when properly cared for can last a lifetime.
For more information about implant dentistry and to set up your consultation, please contact our practice today. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy smile!