Preserve Natural Teeth with Dental Implants

Patients that have lost one or a couple of teeth due to trauma, disease or decay have many options available to replace those teeth. But the solution that will restore your ability to eat, speak and smile is the option of implant dentistry. [pullquote]Whether you have received one or several implants, the final result culminates in permanent teeth that restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.[/pullquote]

The many advantages of a dental implant include:

  • The ability to replace the lost tooth without impacting surrounding teeth – A partial or full denture or a dental bridge are substitutes to replace lost teeth; however, the need to disturb abutment teeth is required to hold these dental appliances in place.
  • Aesthetics – The final restoration that covers the dental implant will match the shape and shade of the surrounding teeth making the implant virtually undetectable.
  • Diet – A dental implant allows you to eat whatever you want without having to worry about it slipping or popping off.
  • Care – There is no need for special brushes or cleaners to care for your dental implant. The same oral hygiene habits you’ve always followed of daily flossing and brushing with toothpaste at least twice per day is all you need to care for your implant.

Once the decision is made to move forward with the dental implant procedure, your implant dentist will need to make sure you are a good candidate for a successful result. Overall health is reviewed to ensure qualify for dental implants. A thorough dental examination including x-rays will be conducted to make sure there is sufficient bone strength to support the implant as well as healthy gum tissue to guarantee a positive outcome.

The implant itself is a small titanium screw like device that is surgically placed in gum tissue. For the next four to six months, the implant will fuse to the bone acting much like the root of your natural teeth. Once thoroughly healed, your implant dentist will complete the procedure by attaching a final restoration to the implant.

Whether you have received one or several implants, the final result culminates in permanent teeth that restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence. Your remaining natural teeth are not encumbered with clasps to hold in a partial, nor were they cut and crowned to support your new teeth.

A dental implant is the closest thing to restoring your own teeth with the least impact to your remaining natural teeth.

To learn if dental implants are right for you, call the Las Vegas office of Dr. Carlos Letelier at 702-367-6666 to schedule a one on one consultation.

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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