Compassionate and Friendly Care
Living with a missing tooth can be seriously detrimental to your self-confidence. No one feels comfortable knowing they have a big gap in the middle of their teeth when they flash a smile.
In fact, a study conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry found that 86 percent of people who have had permanent tooth loss also suffer from social embarrassment.
Many of our patients with damaged or missing teeth don’t realize how easy it is to restore your smile with attractive dental implants. Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, Dr. Bauer can give you a smile that looks like new with minimal discomfort.
Our Experienced Implant Specialist
Here at Hastings Family Dental, our care is designed to optimize your comfort and safety. Placing a dental implant requires a minor surgical procedure that’s performed here in our office by Dr. Bauer.
Fortunately, Dr. Bauer has extensive training and experience in implant dentistry. He uses advanced technology to ensure the proper placement of your implants, and this helps reduce recovery time and make the experience as pain-free as possible.
If you’re feeling anxious about implant surgery, Dr. Bauer features oral conscious sedation. It allows you to remain conscious throughout the procedure, but your anxiety will be relieved.
For a single-tooth restoration, Dr. Bauer will complete the process in a few short steps:
- He’ll surgically attach a biocompatible titanium fixture to your jawbone, where the bone will form a secure attachment to it through a process called osseointegration.
- Once it’s fully healed, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Bauer can place your custom-made, natural-looking porcelain crown.
For patients who have more than one adjacent missing teeth, Dr. Bauer could elect to use an implant-supported bridge.
This is a single prosthetic that replaces more than one tooth. It’s secured in place using two or more dental implants.
The Healthy Choice
Whether you’re looking to restore one or more teeth, dental implants are the best restoration for maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. They help preserve your teeth by promoting essential jawbone growth and preventing your remaining natural teeth from shifting around.
Visit Hastings Family Dental Today
If you’re ready to restore your smile, give us a call at (402) 519-2164 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bauer. He’ll examine your oral health and take the time to discuss your smile goals to determine if implants are right for you. Don’t let tooth loss get in the way, start your journey toward a healthier, more beautiful smile today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the dental implant procedure work?
Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, replacing the roots of the teeth that are missing. The implant is made out of titanium, allowing it to fuse naturally with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
The artificial root then allows Dr. Bauer to secure your choice of restoration so they feel comfortable and blend in with your surrounding teeth. Since there are several types of dental implants available to you, each surgery will be performed differently in accordance with the specific treatment plan that you chose.
How do I know which dental implant solution is right for me?
The best dental implant solution for your smile depends on the specifics of your case. Our dentists will consider several factors as they develop a personalized treatment plan for you, including how many teeth you’re replacing, the density of your jawbone, and the health of your gums. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bauer to find out more about our implant solutions and how we can help you.