By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
There are many reasons a patient in the Las Vegas area may be faced with tooth loss. Tooth loss occurs due to a variety of conditions and actions. Trauma, disease, decay, and extraction are the primary ways in which adult teeth are lost. When patients have lost one or more teeth from their smile, it is important that they consider replacing them as soon as possible. This reduces the chance of the existing teeth shifting out of place and the reduction of jawbone structure.
Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental in Las Vegas offers many solutions for restorative care. Missing teeth can be replaced in one of three ways: dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. When patients are seeking a permanent restoration that functions and looks like a natural tooth, they often choose implant dentistry.
Implant dentistry is the use of implants not only for replacing a single tooth, but also for stabilizing dentures and anchoring dental bridges. These restorations are made of titanium and look like small screws. The dentist will place them into the jawbone during oral surgery. This is done with precise placement and after x-rays have been completed to ensure patients have sufficient jawbone for successful placement.
Dr. Christopher Lim encourages patients to consider dental implants. They are more costly upfront, but may be covered in part or in full by dental insurance plans. The out-of-pocket costs remaining may be financed with our office to ensure treatment is attainable. The value of dental implants is immeasurable, especially considering they often last a lifetime. Decades of use make the initial cost a wonderful investment in the smile.
If you live in or around the area of Las Vegas and are interested in implant dentistry for repairing your smile, contact the team of Hillside Dental today to book a consultation visit with Dr. Christopher Lim. We accept patients into our practice who are ready to be educated in all that restorative dentistry has to offer when it comes to the restoration of the smile after tooth loss.