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Dental Implants

Summerlin, Las Vegas Implant Dentist

Dental Implants to Replace One or More Teeth

What Exactly Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are, like the name says, surgically implanted posts that are inserted in your jawbone to replace tooth roots. Tooth roots are the foundation for your teeth yet, once lost, will no longer support the teeth needed to maintain good oral health and aesthetics. A dental implant will create a bond with your jawbone and will function like your tooth root and provide the dental benefits you deserve as would a natural tooth.

Dental implants are the new standard of care for people with missing or broken down teeth. You no longer have to rely on dentures, bridges and other removable appliances. And that means that we can help anyone smile with confidence and eat comfortably.

Why do I Need a Dental Implant?

When you’ve lost a tooth, or a tooth has been damaged beyond repair by injury or decay, you’ll need to consider your alternatives. Living without one or more of your teeth can be painful and unhealthy. It can also destroy your confidence, and make you reluctant to smile or speak naturally. Temporary or impermanent replacements, such as a bridge or dentures, can fill in the gap, but they will not look or feel the same as your natural teeth, and can cause other problems, including damage to otherwise healthy teeth that are being used to support the artificial device, bone loss, and deterioration in the bone structure of your face.

Benefits of Implants

  • Appearance- implants look and feel like your natural teeth
  • Speech- unlike dentures, dental implants will never slip when you speak or laugh
  • Diet- dental implant patients are not limited to the foods they can eat as with denture patients
  • Convenience- dental implants are permanent and do not need to be removed like dentures
  • Longevity- dental implants that are cared for properly can last a lifetime