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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement solution that feels, looks, and functions just like healthy, natural teeth.

Dental implants

What Are Dental Implants Made Out Of?

The details of your replacement teeth are planned out ahead of time by your oral surgeon. Dr. Falk or Dr. Moody will go over your treatment plan in detail with you, so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

The dental implant post is made of medical-grade titanium. Titanium is used in healthcare for all parts of the body because it is highly biocompatible. A titanium allergy is rare, but they can exist. Patients with an allergy to titanium can receive zirconia (ceramic) dental implants.

The crown of your implant may be made from either ceramic, porcelain, metal alloy, gold, or silver. Your crown is fabricated to match your other teeth for a natural-looking appearance. Your restorative dentist is responsible for molding and creating the crown, and will attach it to your implant post once the post has fully healed.

Dr. Falk and Dr. Moody are board-certified oral surgeons who specialize in implant dentistry and restorative surgical procedures. If you have one or more missing teeth, we encourage you to contact Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts in Las Vegas, NV, for a consultation. We will discuss all of your treatment options and help determine the right type for your smile.

Types of Dental Implants We Offer

There are many types of dental implants. Because of their versatility, dental implants can be used with a wider variety of patients with a range of restorative needs. Our practice offers several types of implants, including:

At your first appointment, we will take 3D scans of your mouth. These will assist us in developing your custom treatment plan. Contact our Centennial Hills or Summerlin office in Las Vegas, NV, to schedule your visit with our board-certified oral surgeons, Dr. Jesse Falk and Dr. Michael Moody.

Dental Implants Are Easy to Care For

Removable dentures and bridges must be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth. They often require special rinses. Dental implants, however, remain in your mouth at all times. You never have to go without teeth or feel insecure about having parts of your smile missing during meals.

It's easy to maintain good oral hygiene with dental implants. Simply brush and floss your implants twice a day the same way you care for your natural teeth. No rinses or special tools are necessary to keep your dental implants clean and healthy. Attend regular checkups with your general dentist to keep your teeth clean and your implants have the potential to last a lifetime.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

The roots of your teeth naturally stimulate the jaw bone during chewing. This keeps the bone healthy and strong. When teeth are missing, the jaw bone deteriorates due to lack of stimulation.

Jaw bone loss can cause facial features to sag, nearby teeth to shift into the empty space, and bite problems. Severe bone loss can lead to tooth decay, damaged gum tissue, or periodontal disease, which require costly and complex treatment.

To maintain the jaw bone's integrity and prevent bone loss, dental implants are recommended to replace missing or failing teeth. They have a high success rate and the dental implant surgery is performed using anesthesia for your comfort. If you do not have enough bone to support the implant, we can place a bone graft to help regrow bone where it is needed.

Removable dentures are cheaper in the beginning but do not protect your oral health. They do not stimulate the jaw, resulting in jaw bone atrophy. Dentures are a cosmetic solution for tooth loss, but dental implants are much healthier, permanent, and natural-looking. When replacing a missing tooth or teeth, turn to dental implants for long-term, fully functioning results.

Additionally, dentures must be replaced every 5 years due to wear and tear. Dental implants are designed with permanence in mind. As long as you keep your implant clean and care for it with good oral hygiene, it can last a lifetime. Even if you chip or damage your dental implant one day, our oral surgeons can restore the tooth again so that you have a healthy and complete smile.

Explore your possibilities for replacement teeth today. Contact Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts to see how our board-certified surgeons and staff can improve your confidence, restore your smile, and keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Find Us in Las Vegas, Nevada

Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts has two offices located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our Centennial Hills office is on the northwestern side of the city and our Summerlin office is on the west side near Spring Valley. We proudly serve patients in Las Vegas and nearby areas, including:

Centennial Hills Office

6200 N Durango Dr, Suite 100
Mon–Thu: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
(702) 660-5574
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  • Winchester
  • Paradise
  • North Las Vegas
  • Sunrise Manor
  • Las Vegas

Summerlin Office

3635 S Town Center Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Mon–Thu: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
(702) 660-5576
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  • Henderson
  • Summerlin South
  • Spring Valley
  • Enterprise
  • Boulder City