Dental Implants Las Vegas
Dental implants are artificial roots that provide a replacement for missing teeth. Unlike dentures, they are not removable, and unlike bridges, they do not require healthy tooth enamel to be shaved off. As permanent prosthetic appliances, dental implants serve both a restorative and cosmetic function.
A small titanium post is inserted into the bone socket. The jawbone will grow around the post as it heals, fusing with it to create a permanent fixture. A crown is then attached to the post, custom built to match seamlessly with your other teeth. As an artificial root, they look, function, and feel like a natural tooth. A dental implant will help keep the surrounding teeth from shifting and improve your bite.
Those with dentures can also benefit from dental implants. An implant can hold the dentures securely in place, making them more comfortable and secure. You do not have to remove them for maintenance as you would with traditional dentures.
Dental implants are very durable and maintenance is easy. With proper care, they can last for a lifetime. As with natural teeth, dental implants should be brushed, flossed, and rinsed with antibacterial mouthwash every day.
Dental implants are a practical way to restore your smile after losing a tooth. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants and explore your other options, call us today to make an appointment.