What Contributes to the Long-Term Success of Dental Implants?

Since their introduction in the 1960s, dental implants have quickly gained favor as a simple, effective, and long-lasting treatment for missing teeth and tooth replacement. With proper care, they can last for decades, giving you a complete smile for years to come. But what factors influence the long-term success of dental implants? How can you […]

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Do Dental Implants Look Natural?

Anyone who’s ever suffered from a lost tooth knows how problematic it can be. A missing tooth can drain self-confidence and self-esteem, and can even make someone reluctant to laugh, smile, or show their teeth at all. In addition to the psychological drawbacks, missing teeth can impair tooth alignment, affect the general health of a […]

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How dental implants can reduce long-term dental costs

A common objection to dental implants is that they can be expensive. However, they are the best possible option for tooth replacement, and in the long term, they can reduce your overall dental costs and contribute to long-term better health. Advantages of Dental Implants Implant dentistry has provided the highest quality, most effective approach to […]

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Dental Implants for Renewed Self Confidence and Peace of Mind

At Las Vegas OMS, our mission is to help our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful, and complete smile. We believe a beautiful smile is about more than just functional and health benefits – it provides a boost of confidence and self esteem that greatly impacts a person’s quality of life. Consequently, if a patient loses […]

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Stop jawbone atrophy with dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent option for tooth replacement. They provide a natural-looking, stationary set of new teeth that will allow you to eat normally without any concerns about your teeth moving or falling out. They also help stimulate jawbone growth, preventing the atrophy that accompanies long-term tooth loss. Dental Implants and How They Work […]

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Many Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

When you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you have several options for restoring your smile including dental implants. Today, dental implants are often the first choice among patients with missing teeth as these permanent tooth replacements offer many benefits. Here are a few good reasons to consider replacing your missing teeth […]

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Clenching Teeth: Am I Still a Candidate for Implants?

Implant dentistry is one of the best treatments on the market for helping to replace lost or missing teeth, as it provides a strong, lifelike replacement tooth that lasts a lifetime. But while implants are durable in most situations, there are some conditions that can create issues for them – and one of those is […]

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Dental Implants Can Make You Look Young Again

It is common for people who’ve lost teeth due to tooth decay, injuries, accidents or other reasons to shrug off. Some think that losing teeth is just a natural part of the aging process and therefore do nothing to replace the teeth they’re missing. However, there are many people who choose to replace missing teeth […]

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Will My Dental Implants Last a Lifetime?

At The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas, patients often ask us if dental implants will last a lifetime. There is no doubt that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth as they are nearly as durable as natural teeth with one of their benefits being longevity. In theory, dental implants […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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