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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Invisalign: An Affordable Alternative to Metal Braces

The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas provides well versed oral surgery options to go hand in hand with your orthodontic treatment. Emphasis Oral Surgery to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment Sometimes, before you start your treatment, oral surgery is needed. This may include extractions of baby teeth at an appropriate age, that have not […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Updates

A COVID-19 message and well wishes from the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas to all of our patients.


The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. Per CDC guidelines we will be continuing with or instituting the following measures. Other measures will be instituted as guided by the authorities.


  • Our staff will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We will be monitoring the health of employees and keeping home any employee who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We will be providing services by appointment only and communicating any special instructions to the patient for the appointment (i.e. face covering).
  • We will be limiting the number of people allowed inside the office at any given time.
  • We will be requiring temperature checks and health screenings for patients before entering the office.
  • We will be limiting the contact between the administrative staff and the patients, such as eliminating check-in forms and receipts when possible.


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