Dental Implants in Las Vegas
Dental implants are the number one preferred option for dentists and patients to replace missing teeth, simply because of their effectiveness. Dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth. As soon as you get them placed, you’ll notice how much better you’ll feel about your smile.
Not only are dental implants a safe and reliable means to replace missing teeth, but they are also the absolute best cosmetic dentistry option, giving you satisfying results for years to come. It’s considered a full smile makeover, especially when you have trained professionals like Dr. Balle and Dr. Guild planning and executing the entire procedure.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts, similar in shape and function as an artificial tooth root. Once these are placed in the jawbone, your jawbone will heal, grow, and lock them into place.
The process varies person to person. Balle and Associates will determine the best option of dental implants for you. Typically, we’ll look at the healing time to determine options for treatment. Sometimes, your dentist will place the crown or teeth into the implants at the time of surgery. Other times, your dentist will wait to place them until your jawbone is fully healed.
Some patients have been able to use their new teeth immediately, whereas others may have a recovery period of as little as six weeks. Talk to your dentist about what you can expect from your dental implants procedure.
How long do implants last?
Clinical research shows that implant restorations can remain sturdy and strong for over 30 years with success rates now reaching over 95%. Researchers followed these cases from the beginning and found that patients can likely experience success with their dental implants for a lifetime.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent, but there are many factors that contribute to their longevity. Dr. Balle or Dr. Guild will plan your case based on your age at the time of treatment, family history of longevity, and individual patient needs. In addition, implant technology is constantly changing and improving. Our dentists are constantly attending international conferences to learn about the latest technology and techniques to provide the most predictable results over the course of our patients’ lifetimes.
Home care and regular visits to the dentist or specialist are probably the most critical aspects of making your implants last. Your dentist will closely monitor the health of your implants and performs personalized care that ensures long-term quality.
Smoking, grinding/clenching of the teeth (bruxism), or too much pressure on the implants can affect the long-term wear of your implants. Follow-up appointments are necessary to minimize these risks.
Cosmetic benefits of dental implants
Dental implants offer a number of aesthetic and functional benefits for patients with a single or several missing teeth. The cosmetic benefits of dental implants include:
- Improving the quality of your smile
- Filling any gaps in your teeth
- Boosting your confidence and self-esteem
- Creating an even, uniform smile
- Preserving facial structure
- Stimulating the jaw bone to prevent deterioration that could impact the facial structure
Dental implants, much like natural teeth, are easy to clean. You can maintain your health with a good oral hygiene routine and regular dental visits.
Aside from the cosmetic benefits, dental implants are also proven to strengthen the whole mouth. By adding a dental implant where a tooth is missing, we are replacing the whole tooth, and increasing the life expectancy of any surrounding teeth. Often, the implant is more solid than the tooth it’s replacing. In severe cases, patients could lose the jawbone when a tooth is removed. Without dental implants, the bone slowly melts away because there is no physical stress on the bone to keep it dense.
Most importantly, dental implants do not decay like natural teeth. However, your implants and your surrounding gum tissue still require close attention and care.
Schedule a Consultation with Balle and Associates
Balle and Associates is determined to find out if dental implants are right for you. We believe dental implants are the number one way to replace missing teeth. Implant technology has greatly progressed oral surgery to new heights.
Dental implants work differently for each patient. Contact us for a consultation, and we’ll get you started on smile you’ve always deserved.