By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
Las Vegas, NV area patients ready to restore their smiles after tooth loss are encouraged to learn about dental implants. Implants are great for replacing one or more teeth and restoring a patient’s ability to speak, eat, and smile.
A dental implant is a post made of titanium that is placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery to act as a tooth root replacement. Patients may consider a dental implant to replace a single tooth, acting as a foundation for a dental crown. Another way to use a dental implant is to anchor the end of a dental bridge to replace several teeth in a row, or to stabilize a full denture. Dental implants are extremely versatile and are considered a great investment in long-term restoration.
Dental implants have several benefits which make them a desirable option. Dental implants are:
An investment in the smile – though dental implants cost more than bridges and dentures, they are an ideal way of replacing a tooth for a lifetime. They can last decades with proper care and are highly successful in placement.
Stable – because the implants derive their strength from the bone of the jaw, they stay solid in place and provide a stable foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture.
Great for maintaining natural bone structure – the placement of an implant stimulates the process of bone regeneration, which improves oral health and wellness.
Determining the need for dental implants can be done during an initial assessment with the team of Hillside Dental. Dr. Christopher Lim and his staff can consult with patients to decide if dental implants are the best option for their specific needs. Contact the practice at (702) 666-8584 to schedule an appointment.