Preserve natural teeth with dental implants

dental implants nevadaIf 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 implant dentist or an oral surgeon. The placement process requires oral surgery because the root portion of the implant is placed directly in the jawbone. This holds the tooth in place just like a normal tooth root would. It also helps stimulate the jawbone to continue regenerating rather than atrophying over time.

Unlike a dental bridge, the new teeth are totally anchored by the artificial root. There is no need to alter the adjacent teeth to place an anchoring crown or wires to hold the prosthetic tooth in place. The artificial root is made out of titanium. During the healing process, the bone bonds to the implant so the new tooth won’t shift or move. You can have an implant placed even if you’re only missing one tooth. Other options, including a removable denture or a permanent bridge, either do not help preserve the jawbone or require restructuring of the adjacent teeth. In the case of a bridge, both these disadvantage apply.

Deciding if Dental Implants are Right for You

The most important factor for a successful dental implant surgery is that you must be in good health. Any problems that could affect your healing process could make it difficult for your implants to heal. Our oral surgeons will discuss your overall health as well as your dental health before making the decision to place implants. Some questions might include:

  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you diabetic?
  • Do you have an autoimmune disorder?
  • Do you have gum disease?
  • Are you taking medications for osteoporosis?
  • Is your jawbone healthy?

All these issues can affect your ability to heal thoroughly after your oral surgery, or can make it more difficult for the bone tissue to bond to the implant.

Call The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas today to set up a consultation with our specialists and discuss your treatment plan.

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.


Please fill any forms online at our website.