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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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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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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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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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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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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Dental Implants: Never use denture adhesive again

When a patient loses one or more teeth, there are a variety of options available to resolve the problem. For patients concerned about aesthetics only, and who are willing to deal with the external factors such as removing a dental fixture for cleaning and sleeping, there are several choices. But if you have suffered tooth […]

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Options for Replacing a Single Tooth

Don’t let a missing tooth bring you down! You have a number of treatment options for filling in that empty space. It’s important to research all of your alternatives, though, to be sure that you’re making an informed choice. An oral surgeon can be helpful in this effort by placing a dental implant as a […]

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Stop Jawbone Atrophy with Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular option for maintaining healthy teeth and gums following tooth loss. In addition to the aesthetic value they provide for patients, a dental implant won’t just halt jawbone loss, but it will actually encourage bone regeneration. Jawbone atrophy is the dissolution of the bone in gum tissue where a tooth has […]

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Periodontal Disease: Are dental implants still an option?

Dental implants are a popular method of smile reconstruction and replacement of missing teeth. An oral surgeon implants a small titanium rod into the patient’s gum tissue, which over times bonds with the jawbone to provide strong support to the surrounding teeth, restoring the strength of the patient’s bite and preventing malocclusion from occurring. While […]

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Dental Implants: Reclaim a more youthful appearance

Nothing adds years to your appearance quite like missing teeth. Maybe it’s because tooth loss is so frequently believed to be a natural consequence of “old age”. Maybe it’s because missing teeth just makes you feel older. Perhaps it’s because you tend to smile less often to avoid showing the gaps and spaces. It’s true […]

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