Dental Implants Provide Ultimate Outcomes
Dental implants have improved the smiles and lives of millions of people struggling with the consequences of missing teeth. They’re designed to provide a strong foundation for restorative crowns that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants grant patients the ability to eat virtually anything, while preserving bone and facial contours. If you’ve been struggling with the physical and emotional repercussions of tooth loss, dental implants are the “gold standard” solution for replacing one or multiple teeth, or even a full arch! While this tooth replacement solution can restore your oral health, smile esthetics and dental function for decades or a lifetime, excellent surgical skills and experience are necessary to achieve the best results. Dr. Afolabi Ogunleye, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has extensive experience placing dental implants in Papillon, NE with superb outcomes. When you choose Premier Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to restore your smile, you’ll benefit from “Dr. Ogunleye’s advanced oral surgery training, as well as our cutting-edge surgical technology and high-quality materials. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve a better quality of life with dental implants!
What are Dental Implants?
Each dental implant consists of three parts: a small titanium post that’s surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a natural tooth root; a small metal abutment, attached to the post as a support; and a restoration, which can be a single crown, a bridge or a full mouth prosthesis. Titanium is a preferred dental implant material due to its excellent strength, fracture resistance, biocompatibility, ability to fuse with the underlying bone, success rate of over 95%, as well as its unmatched longevity. Dr. Ogunleye, or “Dr. O,” is among an elite group of oral surgeons who offer zygomatic dental implants, a solution for patients with severe bone loss in their upper jaw. While traditional dental implants are placed in the jawbone, zygomatic implants are securely placed in the cheekbone (zygomatic bone), which offers strong support without the need for bone grafting. Regardless of the type, dental implants make up the only tooth replacement solution that not only prevents bone loss, but actually helps stimulate new bone growth!
Versatile Dental Implant Options Offer Long-Lasting Benefits
Dental implants offer unsurpassed versatility because they can replace a single tooth, support and stabilize dentures or dental bridges, or restore full function and esthetics for multiple missing teeth in the upper arch, lower arch or both. All-on-Four, All-on-6 or All-on-X full mouth implants provide significant and dramatic benefits compared to traditional dentures. The streamlined process is designed to place implants in the densest bone, which often eliminates the need for bone grafting. The number of implants varies based on the type of prosthesis (removable or fixed) and the condition of your underlying bone. A removable prosthesis (overdenture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and only removable by a dental professional. After they fuse with the underlying bone, dental implants restore over 99% of natural biting and chewing power. In all cases, dental implants make it possible to eat comfortably with durable teeth and feel confident in a complete smile. You’ll experience an amazing boost to your oral, physical and emotional health, plus you’ll enjoy an overall better quality of life! Once you get dental implants, you’ll quickly discover why they’re considered the ultimate solution for replacing any number of missing teeth.
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Our Personalized Dental Implant Process
Your journey to a restored smile starts with a consultation with Dr. Ogunleye. During this initial visit, he’ll perform an oral exam and use cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to analyze your bone structure, nerve tissue and sinus cavities. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed in your jawbone in predetermined locations with the strongest bone density. After surgery, the dental implants gradually fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, which typically takes three to six months to complete. We’ll provide a temporary prosthesis crafted out of natural-looking acrylic resin that you’ll wear during this healing period. After the implants have completely fused with your jawbone, you’ll come back into the office, where Dr. Ogunleye will uncover the implants and attach small metal abutments that will act as anchors for the final replacement tooth, bridge or full arch prosthesis. The entire dental implant procedure usually takes six to eight months, during which most patients experience only minimal disruption in their daily life.
Why See an Oral Surgeon?
Dental implants can significantly improve your daily life and health. Although some general dentists have the experience to place dental implants, they lack the specialized training that oral and maxillofacial surgeons have to treat even complex cases with ease and efficiency. Oral surgeons have specific training in implant surgery, are accredited to administer all forms of anesthesia, and have medical training. Our surgical assistants are skilled in assisting with complex surgical procedures and administering IV sedation. We often get referrals from general practitioners and even specialists who don’t have the skills or advanced technology to treat patients with preexisting medical conditions, or those in need of complex care. If you’ve been wondering where to get high-quality dental implants in Papillon, NE, we’re here to help. Dr. Ogunleye has the right skills and training to transform your oral health, overall health and quality of life, even if you have severe bone loss and have been turned away by other practices!
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The Long-Lasting Benefits of Dental Implants
Making Dental Implants Affordable
We understand dental implants provide life-changing advantages, but also know they cost more than other, less permanent tooth replacement options. As the closest thing to natural teeth, the initial investment of dental implants is well worth the dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health and systemic health. We want everyone with missing teeth to enjoy these transformative benefits, so we offer a highly competitive dental implant cost in Papillon, NE, plus we file insurance claims on your behalf and accept third-party financing from CareCredit!