Dental Implants: Enjoy the health benefits of a complete smile

implant dentistry Las VegasImplant dentistry makes it possible for those who have lost teeth to enjoy the benefits of a complete, permanent smile. Even if you have only one missing tooth, replacing it with an implant can prevent serious issues from developing in the future.

Why Replace a Missing Tooth?

A single missing tooth might not seem like a major problem. In fact, any empty space in your mouth, even from a single missing tooth, can cause severe side effects over time. Your other teeth will naturally try to fill the space, and in the long term, this can move other teeth out of position. The resulting misalignment can lead to issues like:

  • Grinding and clenching
  • Accelerated wear
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Eventual loss of more teeth

Replacing that missing tooth can prevent all these long-term problems, helping you maintain your healthy smile.

In addition, if you replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods, including chewy or crunchy foods and things that are difficult to chew with dentures or with missing teeth. This allows you to maintain healthy variety in your diet.

Choosing Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most effective and most natural-looking choice for tooth replacement. Because they include a tooth root, implants stay stationary in your jawbone. You never have to worry about accidentally dislodging them, as you often do with dentures. In addition, the artificial root helps stimulate regeneration in your jawbone, preventing long-term bone resorption.

Most people are good candidates for implants. Some considerations that could limit your ability to heal after an implant procedure include:

  • Diabetes or an autoimmune disorder
  • Smoking
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gum disease
  • Jawbone density

Implant dentistry has advanced a great deal in the last few years, so if you have one or more missing teeth, be sure to consult with your dentist to see if implants are a good choice for you. He can also recommend preliminary treatment to increase your suitability to receive implants.

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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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