By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
The teeth are meant to last a lifetime with proper care and attention. However, there are situations in which patients experience tooth loss or require extraction of an adult tooth. Luckily, Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental in the Las Vegas, NV area can provide restorations for patients who want to address their missing teeth in a beautiful manner: dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the bone of the jaw. These biocompatible solutions are used in a number of different ways. In some cases, they are utilized for stabilizing dentures. Several implants are placed along the dental arch and full dentures are fabricated to snap into place with the implants. This gives the denture optimum strength and durability. Other times, patients may use dental implants to act as anchors for one or both sides of dental bridges. In most cases, dental implants are used as stand-alone tooth replacements, covered with dental crowns to replace missing teeth.
Many patients choose dental implants because of several advantages they have over alternative solutions. When patients care for their smile with proper oral health care habits, they often enjoy their dental implants for the remainder of their life. Dental implants are also the strongest option when compared to dentures and dental bridges. They rarely require replacement and can provide patients with beautiful, fully functional smiles for many years. These restorations look like natural teeth and function just the same!
Las Vegas area residents who want to find out more about dental implants are welcome to contact the practice of Hillside Dental to make an appointment. Call (702) 666-8584 today to schedule a visit and discuss with Dr. Christopher Lim the advantages of using dental implants to restore the smile!