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Is the dental implant prone to cavities or gum disease?

Dental implants are made of titanium and porcelain, neither of which can be affected by cavities. However, it’s very important to keep your gums healthy both before and after you receive implants. One of the most common causes of implant failure is gum disease, so healthy gums are a must if you have implants. Dental […]

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Tooth Loss and Its Consequences

Regrettably, many adults experience tooth loss, which commonly results from injury or gradual decay of the tooth. Luckily, dental implants are a great solution to this problem. Complications Arising from Tooth Loss Degeneration of the Jawbone Missing teeth can lead to the degeneration of your jawbone. Typically, the root of your tooth stimulates the growth […]

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What is the lifespan of a dental implant?

Dental implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement, giving you a natural look and comfortable new teeth that are permanent and stationary. They are also long-lasting, and should provide you with a bright, perfect smile for many years to come. The Advantages of Dental Implants If you have missing teeth, it’s important to have […]

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that is installed by a specialized dental surgeon to substitute for lost teeth. Tooth implants are permanent, and come with a number of advantages. They are constructed with precision to look like the surrounding teeth, so no one will be able to notice […]

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Is it best to get dental implants before or after braces?

It is generally better to undergo orthodontic care before dental implants. The main reason is that implant restorations will not move like your biological teeth will with braces. If a dental implant moves following it being placed, the result is implant failure. This rule applies to older teens and adult patients requiring teeth straightening. The […]

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What Conditions Does An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon Treat?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist who treats many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, hard and soft tissues of the mouth, and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. This type of dental specialist is often referred to as simply an oral surgeon. There are many reasons why people […]

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What is bone resorption?

When teeth are lost due to injury, decay, or other issues, one of the common side effects is bone resorption. This leads to significant decrease in the strength and thickness of the jawbone. A tooth implant can help prevent resorption and keep your jawbone healthy. What Causes Bone Resorption? When your tooth is intact, it […]

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Dental Implants – A Long History Of Replacing Missing Teeth

While many people believe that dental implants offer a relatively new way to replace missing teeth, the truth is that dental implant treatment is not a recent invention. In ancient times, people would use bits of seashells, carved pebbles, stones, and other materials to replace missing teeth. Later, teeth were removed from cadavers and used […]

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Preserve natural teeth with dental implants

If you have missing teeth, the best choice for tooth replacement is dental implants. In addition to being very natural looking, comfortable, and permanent, implants can be placed without making any modifications to adjacent teeth—a major advantage over the traditional crown and bridge technique. How Are Dental Implants Placed? Dental implants are placed by an […]

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

The loss of a single tooth or many teeth due to decay, disease, or trauma can negatively impact your self-esteem and compromise your overall dental health. When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth shift toward that open space. This can lead to a ‘bad bite’ or malocclusion that can affect how you eat and […]

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Mini Dental Implants vs. Standard Implants

Implant dentistry has provided a range of options for those who need to replace missing teeth. One of these options is mini dental implants, which provide an alternative to standard implants. What Are Mini Dental Implants? Mini dental implants are similar to traditional implants but are much smaller in diameter. Instead of each implant supporting […]

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Enjoy The Many Benefits Dental Implants Provide

There are many reasons why people have missing teeth including tooth decay, trauma, and aging. While tooth loss is common, having missing teeth can have adverse effects on both your dental health and overall life quality. Additionally, when you have gaps in your smile, you may lose a great deal of confidence and self-esteem, as […]

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Bone Grafting for Implants

If you have missing teeth, you might be considering dental implants. One thing that can make you a good candidate for this very effective form of tooth replacement is a strong jawbone. However, if you have lost some of the mass in your jawbone over time, bone grafts can help. Why Are Bone Grafts Necessary? […]

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Las Vegas OMS Offers Zygomatic Implants to Patients with Severe Upper Jaw Bone Loss

The Center for Oral Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada strives to offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our services include corrective jaw surgery, wisdom tooth removal, and the diagnosis of facial pain, facial injuries and more. We also offer dental implants, which are changing the way our patients live. Dr. Carlos Letelier […]

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Increase Your Quality of Life with Dental Implants

Implant dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades, providing patients with a natural-looking, permanent, and comfortable alternative for tooth replacement. Implants help restore a natural smile and also help you regain confidence in your appearance. With implants, you’ll look and feel like you never lost your teeth at all. Implant Dentistry […]

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What are the Consequences of Losing Just one Tooth?

Throughout the course of a lifetime, teeth may be lost for many reasons including decay, gum disease and accidents. While losing just one tooth may seem unimportant, single tooth loss can actually start a chain reaction in the mouth. The loss of a single tooth can compromise your eating habits, speech and appearance. When a […]

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Why Can’t Children Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth, but they are not appropriate for treating children. The jawbone must have achieved its complete adult growth before implants can be considered a viable option for replacement. Children and Dental Implants Children often lose teeth as a result of a fall or accident. If the […]

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Teeth In A Day

Benefits Associated with Teeth In a Day At The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas, Dr. Carlos Letelier treats a wide range of problems related to the mouth, teeth and face. We are proud to offer the full range of oral and maxillofacial procedures including Teeth In a Day. The idea of getting new […]

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Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is one of the best decisions you can make for your long-term oral health. Implants function just like your natural teeth, and do not require a great deal of special care. If you follow our dentist’s instructions, they will ensure you have a healthy smile for many years. […]

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions – What You Should Know

Our Las Vegas, NV oral surgery center strives to offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carlos Letelier is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who manages a wide variety of problems related to the mouth, teeth and facial regions including the extraction of wisdom teeth. By the time a person […]

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