Dental
Implants in Omaha &
La Vista, NE

Your Journey to a Complete Smile

Are you tired of living with missing teeth that affect your daily life? Panneton Dental Group offers the leading restorative solution that’ll transform your smile into one you’ll proudly show off. Learn how our experienced group of dentists use dental implants to restore patients’ natural smiles and confidence while improving their speaking and eating abilities.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking solution to replace a missing tooth from root to crown. There are three parts to a dental implant:

  1. The Implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is the part that will permanently attach to your jaw.
  2. The Abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or multiple teeth.
  3. The Crown: Also known as the prosthetic tooth, this is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of porcelain to ensure durability and a natural appearance.
The three parts of a dental implant.

Implants fuse directly into your jawbone to prevent disintegration, a consequence of tooth loss that can affect the shape of your face and ability to chew properly. Dental implants provide excellent support and stability so you can eat all of your favorite foods with ease. Best of all, implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth, giving you a restoration option that can last a lifetime.

A man looking at his new smile in a handheld mirror.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many benefits that other restorative solutions can’t match, including:

  • Secured to your jaw (stability and durability)
  • Natural look and function
  • Resistant to decay
  • Easy to maintain
  • Prevents jawbone deterioration
  • Can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Improved speech
  • Comfortability

The Dental Implant Process

Transforming your smile with dental implants requires multiple appointments over the course of several months with dental implants. The dental implant process will be completed in three steps:

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    Initial Consultation

    The first step is scheduling your consultation with one of our talented dental professionals. During this first visit, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if dental implants are right for you.

    Some patients may need to undergo a supplemental procedure before receiving their implants to ensure a successful placement. If you fall under this category, we’ll let you know during your initial consultation. Any questions you may have will also be answered during this time.

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    Implant Placement

    Once you’re ready, your dentist will place your dental implant or implants directly into your jaw. They’ll protect the surgical area with a healing cap to begin the healing process. In most cases, it’ll take three to four months for your implant to fuse with your jawbone. This is a natural process known as osseointegration.

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    Final Restoration

    Once your implant sites have fully healed, you’ll return to our office so your dentist can attach your customized restoration. Depending on your needs, this may be a porcelain crown, a fixed dental bridge, or full-arch dentures. Then, you’ll be ready to leave our office with a beautiful new smile.

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Candidacy for Dental Implants

Ideal candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant. In most cases, patients healthy enough to undergo a routine tooth extraction or oral surgery are typically qualified. If you lack sufficient bone density needed to support implants, a supplemental procedure such as bone grafting can prepare you for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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