We provide Dental Implants in Las Vegas, NV. The purpose of dental implants is to provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. By utilizing dental implants, people who have lost teeth can regain the ability to eat virtually anything, and to smile with confidence. Self-esteem is enhanced by knowing that the teeth appear natural, and that facial contours will be preserved.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium posts to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure by preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! They allow people to rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and truly enjoy life again.
The video presentation below is designed to answer many of the common questions people have regarding Dental Implants at our Las Vegas office.
If the decision to receive dental implants is the most important decision you make, then selecting the appropriate prosthesis is certainly the second most important. A prosthesis is the dental restoration that will be placed on top of the implant. Depending on the number of teeth missing and your particular needs, several different prosthesis options are available.
Single Tooth Missing
A fixture called an abutment connects to the dental implant via a screw. A crown (cap) is then either screwed or cemented onto the abutment. The abutment can be made of titanium or zirconia depending on the location of the missing tooth. The crown can be made of a variety of materials depending on your budget and needs. The materials that are used play a big role in the success of treatment.
Multiple Teeth Missing
An implant-supported, fixed bridge can replace two or more teeth, and may require only two or three implants. Abutments are required for each implant to be secured onto the fixed bridge.
All Teeth Missing – Removable
When all teeth are missing, we have the option of a fixed prosthesis or a removable prosthesis. A fixed prosthesis is one that can not be removed by the patient. In some cases only the dentist can remove the prosthesis.
A removable prosthesis is one that the patient needs to remove on a daily basis.
All Teeth Missing – Fixed
A fixed prosthesis is one that replaces all the missing teeth in your upper or lower jaw. It can not be removed by the patient. The number of implants varies depending upon the particular situation. In most cases 6 to 8 implants are required for a proper bight. All-On-Four prosthesis is the newest advancement by Nobole Biocare. 4 implants are placed strategically in diagonal fashion to provide excellent functionality. The materials used can be acrylic such as used for dentures, or zirconia and porcelain which create the most amazing aesthetics.