Dental Implants

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out or removed, you may want to consider getting a dental implant. Simply a prosthetic tooth inserted in place of a missing one, dental implants can prevent bone loss and other complications from missing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are false teeth built to look and feel real inside your mouth. Dental implants are colored and shaped so they resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible. If you treat the implants with utmost care, they can last up to a lifetime!

Placing Dental Implants

There are two stages to inserting an implant: the titanium post stage and the crown stage.

The Titanium Post

During the first stage, a small titanium post is inserted into your jawbone, built to resemble the roots in your natural teeth. We usually give your jawbone three to five months to grow around the post.
An abutment (replacement tooth) will be placed to help your teeth function in the meantime.

The Crown

Once this is done, a dental crown is placed securely on the post. For maximum stability or comfort, we can also reinforce your implant with a full denture or fixed bridge.

After the Implants

After the crown is placed, Dr. Alatorre will give you a list of instructions on things to do to help the implant process be as smooth as possible. Once Dr. Alatorre gives you the go-ahead, you are free to fully operate with your new smile!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular dental prosthetics out there—and for good reason. These are some of the reasons why some of our customers can’t stop talking about them!

Long Lifespan

Implants are built to last. On average, many dental implants help maintain strong and healthy jaws up to 10—30 years. Many patients report it even lasts a lifetime with proper care and cleanings.

Easy to Maintain

Dental implants are built to function just like your normal smile. Dental implants don’t require any additional care or maintenance; you can keep them clean with a regular daily brushing and flossing routine!

The Post Behaves Like Real Tooth Roots

Your gums will recede if teeth roots are missing, so filling in that gap with a titanium post is good for gum health. It also keeps your face looking full and symmetrical.

Positive Impact on Surrounding Teeth

Implants don’t harm or put stress on the adjacent natural teeth; on the contrary, they offer stability to the entire row, helping to keep everything in its proper place.

Implants are especially beneficial if you are missing a tooth, since a gap that large can misalign your bite and even affect your speech patterns.

Familiar Feel of a Teeth

Since your jawbone ultimately grows around the titanium post, the crown can withstand the same amount of biting pressure as a regular tooth can. Feel free to enjoy your favorite foods with implants that are strong enough to withstand the power of other teeth.

They will also feel very similar to your normal teeth, allowing you to speak and go about your day comfortably.

Constant Color

Dental implants will never naturally discolor; they’ll stay white and shiny for as long as you regularly brush and floss.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

After the titanium post stage, there might be some slight pain as the implants are adjusting to your mouth. Dr. Alatorre will suggest different types of medication or diet recommendations to make this adjustment easier. Within time, the implants will feel like a natural part of your smile.

Permanent Dentures

Alatorre Dental is pleased to offer implant-supported permanent dentures for those who need more extensive dental work done. These dentures help complement the look and feel of your mouth! Feel free to give our office a call or visit our denture page for more information.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants widely depends on these factors:

    Number of Implants: During your first appointment, Dr. Alatorre will examine your teeth to see how many implants need to be placed.
    Restoration Used: Implants require a dental prosthetic—such as a crown or dentures—to be placed over it to finish the tooth restoration. The specific top changes the cost.
    Jawbone Condition: Dr. Alatorre will choose an implant that gives you the strength you need while not interfering with the rest of your mouth.

Have a Smile that Looks and Feels Brand New!

Visit a Las Vegas dentist who is highly skilled in the art of implant dentistry. Give Alatorre Dental a call to learn more about how dental implants can correct and beautify your smile!