Estimates place the number of Americans over the age 30 with at least one missing tooth in the millions
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Estimates place the number of Americans over the age 30 with at least one missing tooth in the millions. Yet not everyone seems concerned by this fact. What they might not realize is that having at least one missing tooth is a risky proposition. If you do not seek to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, you could find yourself dealing with:
A single dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. The dental implant is made up of a titanium-based post that looks like a screw, an abutment that attaches to the top of the post, and a prosthetic tooth crown that mimics the coloring of your other teeth.
Leading up to the first dental implant surgery, Dr. Leavitt will take high-powered images of your mouth using the GALILEOS® cone beam. The GALILEOS® cone beam delivers reliable pictures that help determine perfect placement for the post. During the implantation surgery, the periodontist will expertly insert the post into the spot of the missing tooth.
After the initial surgery, you will be sent home to start healing. It usually takes a few months for the dental implant site(s) to completely heal. When they do, Dr. Leavitt can place the abutment and add a temporary tooth crown during a second surgical procedure. After about a week or two, he will bond a permanent dental crown to the abutment.
Dental implant surgery is state-of-the-art and can completely transform your everyday life.
When you call our office, we can set you up with an initial consultation with Dr. Leavitt to talk about your candidacy for dental implants for permanent tooth replacement.
Many factors play a role in the decision to have dental implants, including the density of your bone at the site of the missing tooth, whether you have underlying dental problems that need to be addressed first and cost considerations. Each of these will be discussed when you meet with the periodontist at our comfortable, high-tech Las Vegas facility.
If you have a traditional removable denture, you know how frustrating it can be to make it look and feel like a part of your mouth. Not only are old-fashioned dentures notoriously tough to keep in place, but they limit your ability to eat what you want. A better solution is state-of-the-art All-on-4® dental implants, which allow you to have an implant-supported removable bridge that is securely anchored in place.
By replacing your missing teeth with All-on-4® dental implants, you can gain all the benefits of having a full smile without dealing with traditional denture challenges.
Implant supported dentures are made from a prosthetic device or bridge that is anchored in place using several dental implant posts. The dental implant posts are positioned strategically to give the best hold on the prosthesis.
Your implant supported denture can be either fixed or removable depending on your preference and situation. We will go over all of your options during a personalized consultation.
For people who are missing a complete upper or lower arch of teeth (or both arches), same-day dental implants can be a life-changing choice. Same-day implants allow you to fix the most common issues related to having missing teeth, including: