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Dental Implants – Las Vegas, NV

A Foundation for a Healthier, Complete Smile

A missing tooth can compromise the look and health of your smile. There are many tooth replacement options from dental crown and bridgework to dentures. Today's modern dental therapies offer a choice that mimics nature from the root up for lasting oral health and beauty – dental implants.

Why Choose Summerlin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Implant Surgery Performed In-House
  • Wide Variety of Customized Restorations
  • Efficient All-on-4 Dentures Available

What are Dental Implants?

Traditional tooth replacements only replace the parts of the teeth above the gums. Dental implants, on the other hand, are artificial tooth roots that are permanently joined to your jawbone. Their job is to act as a foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. That way, you can replace your teeth with restorations that will always stay firmly attached to the mouth and offer chewing power and stability that’s on par with that of your original smile.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process can be divided into four distinct phases:

  • Initial Consultation: Before anything else, we need to take X-rays and examine your mouth to make sure that implants can be safely placed in your mouth.
  • Surgery: Your dental implant posts will be surgically inserted into your jaw. We can perform implant placement in-house instead of having to refer you to an outside specialist.
  • Osseointegration/Abutment: We’ll wait a few months for the bone to fuse with the implant post. Then we’ll attach a small metal connector called an abutment.
  • Restorations: The final step is creating a crown, denture, or bridge to be placed on your implants.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many benefits over traditional tooth replacement options. For one, dental implants are designed to integrate with your existing jawbone, which is not something other tooth replacement options can claim. Once the titanium post has fully integrated, a porcelain crown is placed on top, providing the most natural-looking appearance and function possible. That means eating the foods you enjoy is a breeze, not a struggle like it tends to be for other solutions.

Additionally, dental implants are reliable in the long-term, lasting between 25 years and a lifetime. Clinical studies show their success rates as high as 98 percent after 10 years of use, so you can live your life with confidence. As long as you take proper care of them like you would natural teeth, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t last for several decades with ease.

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Who Dental Implants Can Help

Those with tooth loss are more likely to lose more teeth later in life. If that happens, dental implants can help! Learn how they are fully capable of replacing one tooth or an entire arch with ease!

Missing Single Tooth

Replacing one tooth only requires a single implant and porcelain crown. This effectively restores many functions lost prior to your tooth loss, including bone stimulation and blood flow. These both work to strengthen your bite and prevent premature sagging.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Instead of relying on a traditional bridge, patients can use an implant-retained version. This restoration is anchored via two dedicated dental implants, which means neighboring teeth do not need to be buffed down just to make room for their placement.

Missing All Your Teeth

If you’re tired of your current denture and need a more stable solution for your tooth loss, a series of dental implants can be placed throughout the jaw in order to anchor a full arch. Even though only four to six implants are placed at a time, they are capable of holding an entire row of teeth with ease.

All-on-4 Dentures

For full-mouth tooth replacement, patients no longer have to rely on traditional, removable dentures or implant dentures that require invasive surgical procedures to ensure support for the restoration. All-on-4 dentures utilized the naturally denser portions of the jaw to provide support for the denture without the need for preparatory procedures like tissue grafts. By positioning the implant posts precisely, we are able to deliver maximum stability for the full dentures.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Keep in mind that the cost of your dental implant treatment may be completely different from another patient. This is largely because the treatment itself is very customizable, which means your costs will vary depending on the restoration you choose. For example, placing one implant with one crown is going to be much cheaper than placing two implants holding three to four crowns. If you have insufficient bone inside your jaw, you may also need preparatory treatments prior to surgery, including bone grafts and sinus lifts.

However, dental implants are also considered to be the most cost-effective solution to tooth loss, despite their high upfront cost. As a long-term solution, you won’t have to worry about replacements or repair nearly as much as you would for other options.