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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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Dental Implants: Restore Your Natural Smile

Missing teeth can have a marked effect on how you feel about your appearance. You might be hesitant to smile, which can reduce your ability to enjoy activities or express your emotions to others. Even one missing tooth can be successfully treated with dental implants. Why Dental Implants? Today’s options for replacing missing teeth are […]

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Eat the Foods You Want with Dental Implants

Implant dentistry has provided new options for treating tooth loss that have numerous benefits over traditional tooth replacement options. Implants are permanent, natural-looking, and allow you to eat any foods you could eat with your natural teeth. How Dental Implants Work Throughout history, people have come up with ways to replace missing teeth. Various substances […]

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Single Tooth Replacement: What Are My Options?

If you’ve lost even a single tooth, it can have a long-term impact on the overall health of your mouth. A tooth implant provides a natural-looking replacement that ensures your other teeth will remain properly aligned and will also help maintain the health of your jawbone. Why Replace a Single Tooth? You might think that […]

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How Do I Know If I Am a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They help maintain the proper spacing in your mouth and keep your jawbone healthy over time. They also remain stationary in your mouth so you can eat and talk without worry. If you are in overall good health, there’s a good chance you are a […]

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Congenitally Missing Teeth: What Are My Options?

Most people associate missing teeth with loss due to injury or severe decay. However, some people are born with missing teeth. Like teeth lost to trauma or other issues, these teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Congenitally Missing Teeth It is not uncommon for some people to have teeth that never arrive. This is […]

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Do Dental Implants Interfere with Jawbone Growth?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking technique to replace missing teeth. With implants, you can eat, talk, and chew normally, without having to worry about your teeth shifting out of place. Implants are rooted in the jawbone, so they stimulate the bone to grow. Rather than interfering with jawbone growth, implants actually encourage it. Dental […]

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Dental Implants: A great investment into your health

Think of each tooth that resides in your mouth as a part of your body. Each tooth is actually an important body part that contributes to your physical and emotional health. When one or more teeth are missing, dental implants may be the best possible investment for your health. Your teeth are designed to bite, […]

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What factors contribute to long-term success of dental implants?

For the average dental implant patient, the long-term success of the implant procedure will depend on overall health and the continued conscientious maintenance of oral hygiene. Most implant dentistry procedures have exceptionally successful track records, and oral surgeons help to ensure patients are in the best state possible prior to the implant procedure to maximize […]

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Which Teeth Can Be Replaced by Dental Implants?

Any missing tooth can be replaced with a tooth implant. Whether you’re missing a single tooth in the front, three or four teeth in the back, or an entire arc of teeth on the top or bottom, dental implants can give you a new, natural-looking smile. How Do I Decide if Implants are Right for […]

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Is Anesthesia Required for Implant Surgery?

Implant dentistry has brought about many changes in the way dentists deal with tooth loss. Implants provide permanent, stationary, natural-looking new teeth that will serve you for a lifetime. Implant surgery involves placing an artificial root in the jawbone. The procedure is usually performed with local anesthetic. Anesthesia and Implant Surgery Implant surgery is usually […]

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My Dental Implant Is Loose – What Should I Do?

Dental implants are permanent replacements for your missing teeth. However, they can at times suffer trauma just like your natural teeth. In addition, complications can develop during the healing process that will cause your implants to become loose. If you have any problems with your implants, you should see your implant dentist right away. How […]

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Consequences of a Single Tooth Loss

The loss of a single tooth hardly seems like a catastrophe. It’s just one tooth, right? However, even the loss of one tooth can lead to a domino effect that can cause additional tooth loss and other uncomfortable or detrimental side effects. For this reason, even if you have only lost one tooth, it is […]

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Tips to Ensure a Successful Dental Implant Recovery

After you have had dental implants placed, one of the most important things you can do to increase the likelihood they will be successful is follow the aftercare instructions your oral surgeon supplies. Ensuring your recovery is successful is the best way to ensure the implants themselves will be successful. Preparing for Dental Implants You […]

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Why Denture Wearers are Turning to Dental Implants

By far, the most challenging and frustrating obstacle for denture wearers is keeping the denture in place. In truth, this is also a huge obstacle for dentists. It is natural for bone loss to occur when teeth are missing. For patients who are missing all of the natural teeth, significant bone loss can be an […]

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What factors contribute to the long-term success of dental implants?

Longevity is one of the many benefits of dental implants. With proper care, these artificial tooth roots can last for decades. Many factors influence the long-term success of your dental implants, so to get them to live up to their maximum lifespan, it’s important to know of any issues that may interfere with your dental […]

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Do Dental Implants Mimic the Natural Tooth Structure?

For anyone who suffered a lost tooth, the adverse effects it can have on their smile can be quite significant, leading to a drain in self-confidence and a reluctance to laugh or smile. Missing teeth can, however, also affect the general health of a person’s mouth, and can eventually lead to further tooth loss. Tooth […]

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