Dental implants are a tooth loss solution specially designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They have a three-part design that replaces your entire tooth, from the root to the top of the tooth. Advances in implant technology have made it possible to replace one or many teeth; they can support a single-tooth replacement, a multi-tooth bridge, or even a full permanent denture. We offer a variety of dental implant treatments in our Las Vegas, NV, office.
The three parts - the screw, the abutment, and the crown - work together to provide you with a secure, natural-looking tooth replacement. The screw replaces your tooth's root by integrating with the bone beneath your gums. This fusion with the jaw bone supports the custom-designed prosthetic crown, which is shaped to look just like a healthy natural tooth. The crown or custom bridge is attached to the implant screw using a small post called an abutment, which creates a safe and permanent hold to ensure that your tooth or teeth will never slip or fall out.
Dental implants provide many benefits over traditional tooth replacement options; rather than resting above the gums like most prosthetic options, they protect your overall oral health by preventing dental shifting and bone loss. Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider choosing dental implants at our office in Las Vegas, NV, for your tooth replacement needs:
Your first appointment will consist of a thorough oral examination and consultation appointment. Regal Dentistry will take any necessary scans to form your treatment plan and determine the best course of action for your procedure. During this appointment, you will be able to ask your doctor any questions you have and discuss your overall treatment plan.
The surgical procedure is the next step in the treatment process. After administering your agreed-upon anesthetic option, our dentist will place the screw into the empty tooth socket using advanced, custom-made surgical guides to ensure a proper fit. After the placement of the dental implant screw, your implant sites must heal before the tooth crowns are attached.
After the healing phase is complete, our implant dentistry team will attach connecting abutments to your screws (if they were not attached already during your initial procedure). Then, your dentist will be able to attach your crown, bridge, or other permanent tooth attachment.
Our practice offers tooth replacement solutions that restore your ability to eat the foods you love and smile confidently. Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth, we offer many options for replacing your missing or failing teeth. Contact our office in Las Vegas, NV, to schedule a consultation with Robert Riegel, DDS.