Completing Lincoln Smiles with Dental Implants
In today’s world, dental implants are the clear frontrunner for stable, lifelike, and long-lasting tooth replacement. This is because they uniquely rebuild every component of your natural smile, starting with the root that exists below the gum line and provides essential stimulation to the bone. Here in Lincoln, Dr. Olberding would love to help patients explore the various benefits of this transformative services and essentially turn back the clock on what they’ve lost. Contact Olberding Dental today to schedule an initial consultation, or if you have any questions.
Because implants are designed to mimic the original structure of tooth roots, they must be surgically inserted into the jawbone. This will jumpstart a process known as osseointegration, during which the patient’s natural oral tissue will gradually form around the biocompatible additions and create a stable, enduring foundation for replacement teeth. Patients can expect this process to take a few months. Once the mouth is fully healed, you will return to the office so that Dr. Olberding can start planning custom-made restorations.
Bone Grafting for Implants
One of the biggest detriments of tooth loss is the deterioration of healthy bone in the jaw. Patients with long-term gaps will experience this dangerous process at a gradual pace, only to discover once they’re ready to replace their teeth with implants that they don’t have enough healthy structure left to support them. Thankfully, our practice offers bone grafting as a solution. By building up healthy tissue in a specific area, we can make this transformative procedure not only possible, but successful as well.
Single Tooth Implants
The loss of natural teeth, even a single one, can negatively impact a person’s oral health and overall quality of life. At Olberding Dental, our team strongly recommends using state-of-the-art implants to recreate individual teeth seamlessly. We will use an all-porcelain dental crown or bridge to build confident, healthy dental structure that fits right in alongside natural teeth – no damaging alterations required.
Implants for Multiple Teeth
In addition to single teeth, dental implants can also be utilized to recreate a more significant part of your smile. There are multiple reconstructive options available, depending on the patient’s personal preferences, health, and budget. For instance, we may recommend a custom-made bridge if the lost teeth are located in a row. Alternatively, a partial or full implant-retained denture can work wonders in replenishing stable, lifelike teeth all at once.
Implant Retained Dentures
Traditional dentures have been around for hundreds of years, but their pitfalls are hard to ignore. If you are ready for an upgrade that’s more reliable, more functional, and more attractive, consider implant-retained prosthetics. This type of denture comes in a partial or full form, depending on the extent of your tooth loss, and it will be anchored to a small number of strategic implants within the jawbone. Dr. Olberding can also make the appliance fixed in place (essentially permanent) or removable.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you are struggling with severe tooth loss, All-on-4 may be the right choice for successful, comprehensive reconstruction. Like the name implies, our team will use just four implants throughout the upper or lower jaw to sturdily anchor a full denture in place. Better yet, the prosthetic can be placed immediately after the implants, which means patients will be able to leave our office that same day with a reinvigorated smile.