Dental Implants

Excellent Dental Implant Restorations in Omaha

Image of mature couple relaxing at homeAt Shadow Ridge Dental, we provide you with high-quality dental implant restorations. Our skilled dentists Dr. Paige Miller, Dr. Liz Biehl, and Dr. Tony Gaspard, strive to help you achieve an appealing, fully functional smile. We have a wealth of experience reviving smiles in Elkhorn, West Omaha, NE, and the surrounding communities.

If you are looking to restore your youthful smile, our talented team is here to help. We invite you to experience our compassionate services and relaxing atmosphere. Call today and schedule your consultation!


What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a permanent tooth-replacement solution. It consists of three parts. The post is placed by a specialist to simulate the tooth roots. An abutment that connects the post to the restoration. Lastly, a crown, bridge, or denture that replaces missing teeth with new, natural-looking teeth.

Why Choose Dental Implants

Image of mature couple outside their homeDental implants will renew the beauty of your smile and restore your bite function. They provide you with various benefits such as:

  • Aesthetic benefits: Your new teeth will look and feel natural, just like your real teeth.
  • Functional benefits: Dental implant posts are made of titanium, a biocompatible material, that fuses with your jaw bone. It provides a stable foundation for your teeth and allows you to speak clearly and chew your food properly.
  • Bone health: Implants give you a replacement for your natural tooth roots, which reduces bone loss by providing the needed stimulation to your jaws.
  • Durability: They function well and will last for many years with proper care.

Who Qualifies for a Dental Implant?

Most adults with adequate oral and overall health may receive dental implants. It depends mainly on your gum health and jawbone density. During your consultation, our dentists will check to confirm you qualify. If you have gum disease or your jawbone is not strong enough to support dental implants, you may need some pretreatments before receiving a dental implant.

What to Expect If You Decide to Get a Dental Implant

Image of man consulting with dentistOnce our dentists confirm you qualify for dental implants, we will work with you to build a complete treatment plan. Depending on the number of implants you need, we will discuss your restoration options. We will refer you to a skilled specialist in our trusted network to place your implants.

Once the implant placement is performed, you will need time to heal. This process fuses the posts with your gum tissue and bones, forming a strong base for your new prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture. Finally, we will attach your restoration and make any adjustments needed for comfort and function.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Your dental implant treatment time will depend on your specific situation but there are four main phases of treatment. The first phase is a consultation to determine if you qualify. The second phase is the actual placement procedure. The third phase is the healing period which averages three to six months. Taking enough time to heal prevents future complications that can negatively impact your dental condition. In the fourth and final phase, we will complete your implant with an artificial prosthetic.

If your case requires other treatments before inserting the implant post, the recovery period may take longer.

Implant Restorations We Provide

Before implant placement, our team will work with you to plan your restorations based on your specific situation. Some of your restoration options include:

A Crown: You'll receive a single implant and a crown if you are only missing one tooth. This will provide the chewing pressure you need to maintain your jawbone structure.

A Fixed Bridge: An implant-supported bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. This fixed bridge relies on implants instead of neighboring teeth for support. The prosthetic teeth are anchored to two crowns placed on implant posts on each side.

A Fixed Dentures: An entire arch of missing teeth can be replaced with a fixed denture supported by six to eight dental implants. This restoration allows you to speak clearly and chew effectively and does not slip or rub against your gums like traditional dentures.

Does a Dental Implant Need Special Care?

When you receive dental implants, they become yours forever. There is no special care required other than maintaining regular oral hygiene. For example, brushing and flossing twice a day and professional cleaning regularly.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

For those who qualify for the procedure, dental implants are proven to be safe. They have a success rate of 95% across the nation. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants do not negatively impact your bone or gums, and they do not increase the risk of tooth decay.

How Much Will My Dental Implant Procedure Cost?

The exact costs of your treatment are dependent on the specifics of your plan, the type and number of your restorations, and whether you will need pretreatments or not.

Get Your Beautiful, Permanent Smile at Shadow Ridge Dental

Our skilled dentists Dr. Paige Miller, Dr. Liz Biehl, and Dr. Tony Gaspard, are ready to help you achieve a functional bite and an aesthetically pleasing smile. If you reside in Elkhorn, West Omaha, NE, or areas nearby, reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff for more information. Call us today and schedule your visit.