Are you missing a tooth due to injury or decay?

Dr. Grant Hinze can fix your smile with a Bicon Dental Implant.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.

Dr. Hinze often recommends the Bicon Dental Implant if possible because it’s shorter and wider than traditional implant products.

“As a result, you don’t have to worry about sticking implants into nerves and sinuses,” he said. “It’s a lot more forgiving than a long, skinny implant.”

The Bicon implant system was first introduced in 1985 when most implants were at least 12-13 mm long. Bicon implants are now sometimes as short as 5 mm.

According to Bicon’s website, “Bicon’s unique plateau design follows sound bioengineering principles, which allow for the use of short implants. It offers restorative flexibility unmatched by other dental implant systems.”

Implants are a common procedure for Dr. Hinze as he works on implants nearly every day. He has been installing Bicon implants since 2005.

The implant procedure involves securing the Bicon tooth root into the jaw with the use of local anesthesia and possibly nitrous oxide. The jaw is then allowed to heal for three months, and then the replacement tooth is attached to the implant.

“It’s not always the option needed, but it is an option,” Dr. Hinze said of the Bicon implants.

For more information about Bicon implants, please visit or call Dr. Hinze at (308) 995-5331.