By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. Many patients realize that by having a dental implant placed in their smile, they are able to repair it and allow it to look and function at its best. Dr. Christopher Lim of Las Vegas is a dedicated professional ready to help patients in achieving a more beautiful smile with restorations that work just like their natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts used to support dentures, bridges, or dental crowns. This varies depending on the needs of the patient. Dr. Christopher Lim can assist patients in deciding what is right for them based on their situation. Patients who need to replace several teeth may use a dental implant as an anchor for their dental bridge. A whole arch of teeth will require a full denture, but this can be stabilized with several dental implants. Dr. Christopher Lim can use a dental implant and an abutment to place a dental crown for single tooth replacement. An assessment of the smile during an initial evaluation is best for deciding how dental implants can be used.
Patients who are interested in dental implants are often worried about the cost. They hear about the many benefits they provide, but they are worried they may not be able to afford them. While implants are known as the most costly restorations, they hold their value over time. This is because dental implants are known for lasting a lifetime, while other restorations need to be replaced periodically because of breakage or wear. While the initial cost may be more, there are no other costs associated with them over time because of their longevity. Many patients who have dental insurance plans may be able to reduce their out-of-pocket costs for dental implants. Our office staff can work with dental insurance companies to ensure our patients receive reimbursement if they have coverage in their policies.