Dental implants are permanent, natural-looking tooth replacements that serve as anchors for replacement teeth. At Red Rock Dental, dental implants are small metal posts of titanium surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace missing or damaged teeth. The jaw fuses to the small metal posts through a process known as osseointegration. This provides a very stable base to attach replacement teeth.
The first step to getting dental implants is to meet with your dentist for a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for implants. At your consultation, you will have X-rays and models of your teeth made so your doctor can choose the best placement sites for the implant posts. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone through this surgical process. Once the surgery is complete, you will have a healing period of a few months before the prosthetic tooth is placed on top of the implant post. After the healing period and the permanent crown has been added, you can use your new smile just like natural teeth!
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option, but they aren’t for everyone. Our dentist can evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implants are the right option. Get in touch with Red Rock Dental at 900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144, or call (702) 243-8788 to schedule an appointment.