Dental Implants in La Vista, NE
and surrounding areas of Omaha
A dental implant is a screw that goes under your gums which we use to secure a tooth into. This process doesn’t affect your surrounding teeth. Implants are used to support the replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or larger prostheses such as dentures, depending on the individual’s requirements and condition. Placement of the implant stabilizes bone levels and may prevent bone loss, resulting in greater long-term support, function, and aesthetics. Implants are a superior way to replace missing teeth, as they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth. They are also an excellent way to stabilize a denture.
Nebraska Dental Center uses state-of-the-art technology, including 3-D X-rays and imaging, digital scanners, and fully guided surgery for optimal placement of the implant. We also provide nitrous oxide and oral sedation for our patients to make them as comfortable as possible. We discuss what options make sense for our patients during either a limited or full exam, depending on the needs of the patient. Our specialty is single implants, if you are interested in a single implant, schedule your consultation with us today.Schedule Your Consultation With Nebraska Dental Center
Dental Implant Cost in Nebraska
Nebraska Dental Center knows that dental implants can get pricey, but we work to make them as affordable as possible for our patients. The cost of dental implants in Nebraska depends on your insurance coverage. Without any insurance contribution, the cost for a dental implant would be $4,000. Depending on your dental insurance for implants, your cost can be as low as $1,500.
We also offer short-term monthly payments and allow you to split your payment up in two if needed. We also offer external payment plans through CareCredit. CareCredit allows you to refinance your dental payments with 0% financing. Our office accepts most major insurance companies.View More Financial Information
Meet Our Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Keenan Fischman
Dr. Fischman has taken a substantial continuing education series (Implant Pathway) consisting of over a hundred hours of lectures, live surgery, and case review related to placing and restoring implants and their complications. Dr. Fischman also routinely reads and reviews cases from other dentists to see the latest techniques and complications to best provide this service. Additionally, he often uses a guided surgery technique to plan the ideal location for the implant and has surgical guides made for surgery day to ensure the implant is placed precisely where it needs to be.
Dental Implant Process
- Dr. Fischman will consult with you and visually examine the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered.
- Next, Dr. Fischman will need to consider if there are any current teeth that need to be extracted and which type of bone graft needs to be conducted. These procedures will take place first and you will be allowed a few months to heal to ensure an adequate and strong bone is present at the site of the implant.
- Once this is determined, the dental implant is placed into the bone using a surgical guide and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin. This is followed by regular check-ups to ensure proper healing and that there is no infection around the place of surgery.
Many patients wonder how long the dental implant process takes because there are many steps to the process. From the day that the implant goes in and until there is a tooth there, the timeframe can range anywhere from 3 to 6 months. This process depends on how well you heal and if there are any concerns about healing time. The surgery itself usually takes under an hour, with much of that time going over pre and post-op instructions, taking post-op radiographs, and answering any questions that you may have.
How long does an implant last?
A dental implant can last you your whole life if it's well taken care of! It's a long-term option to replace a tooth and by far the best option in most cases.
Does a dental implant hurt?
We will numb you before the surgery so that you don't feel anything. Most of our patients say that they have minimal pain and are very comfortable during post-op recovery. They're all surprised on how little discomfort they have!
Can it break down or get a cavity?
An implant cannot get a cavity! You still need to brush, floss, and attend regular hygiene appointments to keep it clean. Just like your natural teeth, plaque and bacteria can build up around it and cause inflammation and damage your gums and bones.
Dental Implant Aftercare
Taking care of your dental implant is very important for ensuring that it lasts long-term. Nebraska Dental Center will provide you with a printed post-care sheet detailing provided prescription mouth rinse, antibiotics and pain medication if needed to help you heal quickly and comfortably.
We will also discuss eating habits for the first few days after surgery, how to brush and floss the area and in what cases a patient should call us. Oftentimes, we discuss wearing an occlusal guard after your implant is finished. Occlusal guards are removable appliances that fit over your upper and lower teeth to protect them and minimize potential damage.
If you have any more questions about our dental implant process, please contact our office.