Affordable Dental Implants for Restoring Smiles in Grand Island

happy mature couple outdoorsMissing teeth can have a noticeable impact on your smile. At Anderson Dental Care, we can help you restore teeth and enhance your life with dental implants. Since 1970, we have been committed to improving smiles and self-esteem with the help of advanced dental technology. Our efficient, caring, team can perform a variety of implant procedures, and for complex cases we have a periodontist close by.

Our efficient and caring team genuinely enjoys taking care of others. We help you achieve a healthy smile for life. We proudly serve individuals and families in Grand Island and the surrounding communities of St. Paul, Hastings, Doniphan, and Wood River.

For more information about dental implants or schedule an appointment, call or visit Anderson Dental Care today! You can find our office just north of St. Francis Hospital on the Northwest side of the Doctor’s building.


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are tooth-replacement restorations attached to the jawbone to provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. Implant posts are titanium and surgically placed into the jaw. They serve as the root, and a prosthetic is added on top. The completed implant provides a permanent restoration that looks and feels natural. It is the most versatile and reliable solution as it replaces the whole tooth.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide a strong foundation for permanent and removable prosthetics, such as dentures. They also help prevent bone loss by restoring stimulation to your jaw, thus maintaining a youthful appearance and overall dental well-being. Other notable advantages include:

  • Durability: Implants function just like real teeth. With proper care, implants can last years, even a lifetime.
  • Improved Oral Health: Implants do not need to use remaining teeth for support, helping preserve more of your natural smile. This helps maintain your overall oral health.
  • Secure: Implants are the most stable option for tooth replacement as they fuse with your jawbone. They function just like real teeth and allow you to eat a varied diet.
  • Easy Care: Oral hygiene with implants is simple as they do not need special care.
  • Predictable: Dental implants often have a treatment success rate of up to 98% in healthy patients.

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

smiling african american womanHealthy adults with a missing tooth or teeth can get dental implants. However, there are a few conditions that you must meet for the procedure to be successful. First, your gums need to be healthy and in good condition. If you suffer from gum disease, we can treat it before you get implants. Optimal jawbone mass is necessary to support your implants. If your jawbone is weak, our nearby periodontist will likely perform a bone graft, or a sinus lift to increase bone density.

Before getting an implant, you should disclose any underlying health conditions to our team. This is because certain medical conditions like diabetes can increase the risk of complications. If you are missing teeth, our team will help you get the treatments you need to support optimal oral health.

Pre-Treatments for Successful Dental Implants

Sometimes, to get dental implants, pre-treatments are necessary. At Anderson Dental Care, we offer the following services to help increase your chances for successful treatment:

Gum Disease Treatment: Treating gum disease is essential. At Anderson Dental care, we use the Biolase® WaterLase Laser to address infection while providing you with better comfort, effective care, faster recovery, and healing time.

Extractions: We always aim to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. However, extractions are necessary for removing teeth deemed unsavable due to severe damage, decay, or gum disease. We also use laser technology to improve the effectiveness of the treatment.

Bone Grafts: Our periodontist can perform a bone graft when your jawbone is too weak to hold implants. This procedure includes taking bone material from another area of your body or an artificial source and adding it into your jaw to improve bone mass.

Sinus Lifts: Our periodontist also performs sinus lifts when there is not enough space between your jawbone and your sinuses to place implants. This procedure also treats bone loss. New bone material is added to create efficient space and a strong foundation to support your implants.

The Dental Implant Placement Procedure Explained

3d render of dental implantsAfter a complete exam and evaluation, Dr. Anderson works with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Procedure time depends on how many implants need placing and where. 

We are part of an implant team. This means that Dr. Anderson works with a nearby periodontist for more complex dental implant placement. Your implant posts are surgically inserted into your jawbone with precision and skill. We use a 3D scanner and computer guided surgery to ensure your implants are placed for optimal success.

After placement, you take time to rest and allow for healing. This period is essential as it enables your implant to fuse with the jawbone to ensure stability. When recovery is complete, our dentist invites you back to place your new restoration to your implants.

Implant-Supported Restorations for Completing Your Smile

Implant-supported restorations are prosthetics that are secured in place by implants. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implant-supported restorations can fill large gaps or restore an entire dental arch. Our available solutions include:

  • Crowns for replacing a single missing tooth using one dental implant
  • Bridges for restoring several missing teeth in a row using two implants
  • Partial dentures for replacing multiple teeth throughout the smile
  • Full dentures for restoring all teeth lost in the upper or lower jaws, or both

Renew Your Smile Today!

If you have missing teeth, Anderson Dental Care is here to help! Dr. Anderson and our team are ready to restore your smile and improve your oral health with dental implants. We work to provide care that suits your unique situation.

We serve anyone looking to replace missing teeth in Grand Island and the surrounding communities of St. Paul, Hastings, Doniphan, and Wood River. Contact us to get started today!