Dental implants are the only permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Receiving implants is a three-step process that’s typically completed over the course of several months.
Though many patients worry that the process is complicated, it’s actually simpler than you might expect. Explore our guide to learn about each step of the dental implant process.
The first step to your new smile is scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Hoffman. During this visit, he’ll evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if dental implants are the best option for you. He’ll also answer any questions you have about the procedure.
If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum recession, Dr. Hoffman can help you become an ideal candidate for implants with a supplemental procedure. Typically, these include bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation.
When you’re ready, Dr. Hoffman will place the titanium implant fixture directly in your jaw. He’ll use a computer-milled surgical guide to ensure your implant is placed precisely where it needs to be.
After surgery, you’ll need to allow three to six months for your jaw to heal. This is when osseointegration, the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root, occurs. It’s because of this unique process that your permanent implant solution will look and function like a natural tooth.
Once the healing process is complete, you can return to our office for your prosthetic tooth. If you’re only replacing a single tooth, Dr. Hoffman will top your implant with a porcelain crown. Depending on your needs, we also feature fixed bridges and full-arch dentures.
No matter which solution you choose, we’ll customize it to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth for a stunning smile.
If you’re interested in dental implants, it only takes three steps to restore health and beauty to your smile. Call our office in Lincoln at 402-999-0613 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hoffman today.
827 S. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: Appointments Only