Andrew R. Glenn, DDS, MD


Dental Implants Lincoln NE Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Lincoln, NE at 402-421-3401. Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence. What Are Dental Implants? Click here for high-res version The dental implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the dental implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. 3D ImagingCone-beam CT imaging has revolutionized implant dentistry In-office cone-beam CT imaging has revolutionized implant dentistry over the last several years, allowing for far more accurate outcomes, and less invasive procedures. Dr. Glenn utilizes the iCAT scanner in the planning of all dental implants, from single tooth replacement to full-arch Teeth-In-A-Day restorations, and everything in between. Call our office at 402-421-3401 to schedule a consultation. Dental Implant Presentation To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed. Having trouble? Please make sure you have the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed in order to correctly view this presentation. This software is available as a free download. Surgical Advances Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Glenn is typically able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require several weeks/months of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are many situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures. Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Glenn performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. What Types of Prosthesis are Available? A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist. Why Dental Implants? Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind. A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss. Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations? There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing. Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants? If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for dental implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended. What Type of Anesthesia is Used for Dental Implants? Most dental implants are able to be done with local anesthesia, though general anesthesia is utilized as an adjunct to patient comfort for a variety of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Do Dental Implants Need Special Care? Once the dental implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years, though are subject to ‘gum disease’ much like natural teeth. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your primary dentist.


3401 Plantation Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516
United States

3401 Plantation Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68516

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