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Kennedy Dental
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How do dental implants work?

It can be tough to deal with tooth loss, whether you were injured in an accident or had a tooth knocked out during a friendly soccer game. Even if you lost a tooth to severe decay, our priority is the same, and that is to find the solution you need to replace the missing tooth.

At Kennedy Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options at our Bellevue dental office, and we’ll be happy to discuss all of them with you. But our dentists and patients agree that the most healthy tooth replacement is a dental implant.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that our periodontist or oral surgeon places in your jaw. Its job is to act as an artificial tooth root, and as it heals, the implant bonds securely with the bone and tissue around it. Eventually, the implant becomes just as secure and stable as your natural tooth root was.

The healing process for a dental implant is different for everyone but usually takes several months. Once it heals fully, our dentists will add a restoration like a dental crown, bridge, or denture to complete your smile and let you chew comfortably again.

Dental implants are the only solution that replaces an entire tooth, from root to crown. If you would like to learn more about the process of getting dental implants at our Bellevue, NE dental office, please call Kennedy Dental at (402) 291-3535.

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