Dental Implants by Paul Krause Dental in Omaha

Paul Krause is one of the most trusted and reliable dental implant dentists in Omaha. Missing teeth can be replaced at Paul Krause Dental in Omaha with a permanent alternative to traditional dentures that look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants not only help with chewing and speaking, but they are also custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth without slipping and other issues often caused by dentures. Plus, they become permanent fixtures of your mouth, and require no regular maintenance outside of your normal dental routine. Dental Implants are durable and strong restorative dental options, dental implants are one of the most successful functional and aesthetic dentistry procedures in use today.

Tooth Loss

There are a variety of dental problems and conditions that can cause tooth loss. These include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease
  • Trauma to the mouth, teeth, and/or gums
  • Failure of a root canal
  • Bone Loss
  • Congenital defects
  • Wear and tear on the tooth enamel

Tooth loss can cause difficulties with chewing, which can lead to changes in eating habits and health problems such as malnutrition. The loss of one or more teeth can also make people feel self-conscious about the way they look or speak. Dental implants provide a permanent solution for tooth replacement, functioning effectively while offering an appearance and feel that closely mimic natural teeth.

Advantages of Implant Dentistry

While dental implant costs can be costly, dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts Bridges and Dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.

Procedural advancements, including the development of narrower implants, mean that more people than ever before are finding themselves candidates for implantation. Candidacy for implantation varies, meaning that Dr. Krause or another doctor at Paul Krause Dental Omaha will determine if you are a candidate or if you should opt for an alternative restoration.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Today’s dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. This appearance is aided in part by the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. Typically inserted in a single session, implants necessitate a period of osseointegration to securely replace missing or extracted teeth, including those in multiple teeth scenarios.

Osseointegration is the process by which direct anchorage of a dental implant root and the bone of the jaw occurs. Osseointegrated implants are the most commonly used and successful type of dental implant. An osseointegrated implant is essential for the implant’s functionality and its ability to support adjacent teeth, and can take three to six months to heal, at which point Dr. Krause can complete the procedure with the placement of a crown.

Success Rates of Dental Implants

Dental implants are highly effective in dentistry, not only for improving oral health but also as a reliable solution to replace missing teeth, following a tooth extraction, and facilitating a tooth replacement. There is no guarantee that an implant procedure will be successful, but studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw dental implant procedures. The success rate for upper jaw implants is slightly lower because the upper jaw (especially the posterior section) has lesser density of bone tissue than the lower jaw, making successful implantation and osseointegration potentially more difficult to achieve. Lower posterior implantation has the highest success rate for all dental implants.

If you are in need of dental implants, call Paul Krause Dental in Omaha. Our dentists have years of experience and can get you comfortably smiling once again in no time!