Missing one or more of your natural teeth isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Gaps in your smile can actually cause adjacent teeth to lose their structural integrity and increase your risk of gum disease. But dental implants can improve your oral health in addition to making your smile look great.
At Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry, we recommend dental implants more than any other treatment for missing teeth because of the many benefits they confer. To learn more, please call 702-445-7075 to schedule an appointment in our Las Vegas office.
Dental implants are today’s preferred solution for missing teeth. Unlike dentures or dental bridges, implants don’t just cover up gaps in your smile; they actually replace your missing teeth. Small titanium screws are surgically placed into your jawbone, taking the place of the original roots, and dental crowns are attached to the tops of these screws, taking the place of the missing teeth themselves.
The implant itself is the titanium screw we place in your jawbone. Through a natural process called osseointegration, the titanium actually fuses with the bone and becomes a physical part of your jaw. This provides support not only to the prosthetic crown that will eventually replace your missing tooth, but also to neighboring teeth. The implant acts like the root it replaces, while the prosthetic crown that sits atop the implant functions just like a real tooth, meaning there are no special food restrictions. Dental implants are true tooth replacements.
Dental implant restorations look just like your natural teeth. Made from dental-grade porcelain, these prosthetic teeth are custom-fabricated to blend in with your smile. We can size and shape them any way you like, and we can even shade them to match the color of your other teeth. When you smile, nobody will know that you have a dental implant.
Unlike dentures and bridges, which require special cleaning regimens, dental implants can be treated and cared for just like your natural teeth. There is no scrubbing and no soaking necessary, just your normal oral hygiene practices. And with proper care, you can expect your implants to last a lifetime.
If you’re ready to take charge of your smile and improve your dental health, dental implants may be the right solution for your missing teeth. Please contact Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry today to make an appointment with our Las Vegas cosmetic dentists.