By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
When missing teeth occur, replacement is a common concern for patients in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Additionally, patients are worried about making a choice for replacement that may cost more than they can afford. Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental is proud to offer many options for patients to choose from, including:
These vary in cost, but the most affordable is dentures. However, the longest lasting solution, dental implants, is often considered by patients who want to save money in the long-run. This is because dental implants can last a lifetime!
Dental implants are titanium posts that Dr. Christopher Lim will surgically place into the bone of the jaw. It acts as a natural tooth root. Then, it is restored over the top with a crown, bridge, or full denture. The benefit of dental implants is that the bone of the jaw grows around them and provides them with the ultimate stability and strength. This makes them a lifelong solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. While they may cost more upfront, they are a wise investment for many patients who are interested in repairing their smile’s appearance and function in the most advantageous way.
Dental implants work best for patients who have sufficient bone structure. This may be a concern for patients who have been missing teeth for many years, during which the bone will shrink. Bone grafting is a procedure these patients can consider to build the bone up and prepare it for the placement of dental implants, but that process can take some time. A consultation appointment is the best way to learn more about dental implants.
Dental implants are the “gold standard” in tooth replacement for many patients in and around the area of Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Christopher Lim encourages patients to ask about this and other options by calling 702-666-8584 and visiting Suite 120 at 6090 S. Fort Apache Rd. Hillside Dental is here for new patients in the area.