Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t. Replacing missing teeth is important to your oral general health. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to be lost and create other health problems. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but with unreplaced teeth there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem.
Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Treatment with dental implants is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or “crown” or a set of prosthetic teeth.
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
Dental implant patients are of all ages and the prosthetic may be the right choice for anyone missing one, several or all of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes and sizes of dental implants available. Dental implant instructor Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. will provide you with a thorough exam and let you know which implant is the right one for you.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Las Vegas dentist Dr. Gonzales will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.
Will this take a long time?
While each situation needs a separate evaluation; the state-of-the-art facility, in-house laboratory and extensive training of Dr. Gonzales make it possible for patients to have their dental implants placed in one day. That’s right, patients can get Teeth In A Day!
Can I get a consultation for my implant treatment?
Yes! Sedation and Implant Dentistry Las Vegas is here to help. Come on in for comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Gonzales will answer all your questions about the procedure and any others you may have about how we can help restore your smile and give you back your confidence. Give us a call today at (702) 763-3649 or fill out our appointment form to schedule your complimentary consultation today.