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Dental Implants

Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada

A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that is directly inserted into your jawbone and does not need to be removed for cleaning like dentures. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that is formed and colored to match your natural teeth. The dental implant replaces your tooth’s root, and a porcelain crown is screwed onto the implant. This will be what you see inside your mouth.

Dental implants are a significant upgrade in tooth replacement options because the entire tooth and its root are replaced. They last a lifetime and are more durable than other tooth replacement options. This is a great option for one or several missing teeth, and they can be placed in the upper or lower jaws to strengthen your smile and fill gaps from missing teeth.

Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants replace missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged beyond repair.

As with other cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental implants have many benefits:

  • Dental implants look, feel, and perform like natural teeth
  • Care for them the same as you do your natural teeth by brushing and flossing daily
  • They prevent your jawbone and gum line from shrinking away due to bone resorption from the missing tooth
  • Dental implants are permanent and do not need to be replaced
  • There is no need to take them out as with dentures
  • They don’t shift or slip when eating or speaking
  • They prevent bone loss and keep the youthful shape of your bone tissue
  • They blend with your natural teeth
  • Dental implants may last a lifetime

What will my dental implant look like?

The porcelain crown will be color matched by Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson to look like your natural teeth. The replacement tooth will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and be similar in shape and color.

Dental Implants available through Las Vegas Area Dentist

A concern for some Las Vegas area patients is tooth loss. There is a myriad of reasons why patients in the community may be dealing with the loss of one or more teeth. Decay can cause a tooth to become weak and infect the inner portion of the tooth. If root canal therapy cannot save this tooth, extraction may be necessary. Some patients may need a tooth removed because of a failed root canal or due to periodontal disease. Others may experience tooth loss due to an injury to the mouth. Whatever the reason for the loss of a tooth, it is essential that patients speak with their dentist about a replacement to ensure proper function, beauty, and health of their smile.

Las Vegas area dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson works with patients to determine the best course of action for repairing their smile. For many of his patients, dental implants are the restoration of choice.

To learn more about dental implants, contact Inspire Dental of Summerlin by calling (702) 331-4700 and schedule a consultation. We welcome patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.