At Hastings Family Dental, we understand the importance of a full, healthy smile — not just for aesthetic reasons, but for your overall oral health and functionality. Dental implants represent a state-of-the-art solution for replacing missing teeth, offering a durable and natural-looking option that closely mimics the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth.

Understanding the Dental Implant Process
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Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once in place and fully integrated with the bone, they provide a strong foundation for attaching replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. The process involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: A thorough examination and discussion of your dental history, goals and the implant process.
  2. Implant Placement: The implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone where the tooth is missing.
  3. Healing Period: A period of healing is allowed for the implant to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once healed, an abutment is attached to the implant. This piece connects the implant to the replacement tooth.
  5. Restoration: Finally, a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the abutment, completing your smile restoration.

Benefits of Dental Implants Include:

  • A natural appearance and comfortable fit
  • Improved speech and easier eating
  • Durability and longevity
  • Preservation of jawbone and facial structure
  • Improved oral health and easy care

Schedule an Appointment

If you are considering dental implants in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska, as a solution for missing teeth, our dentists and team are here to guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein and discover how dental implants can transform your smile and your life.