Missing Teeth? Dental Implants in Las Vegas

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Our teeth have many important functions. Aside from the obvious ones, have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This can be an issue when the team at Summer Dental in Las Vegas is weighing a patient’s viability for a dental implant.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.”

In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

Consequently, people with missing teeth not only have a gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Because dental implants are surgically attached to the patient’s jaw, they maintain healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely completed with success.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Dental implants from Summer Dental in Las Vegas provide a stunning smile! We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about our extended and weekend hours. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 


Missing Teeth? Dentures And Implants In Las Vegas

Missing Teeth In Las Vegas? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you’ve had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, Summer Dental in Las Vegas can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for dentures or dental implants.

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. There are two basic types, full and partial. With full dentures, an acrylic base fits over your gums. They’re custom-made in our dental lab, from impressions taken of your mouth.

If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from partial dentures. Partial dentures rest on a metal framework that is attached to natural teeth.

Another alternative is dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession. Bone recession happens when natural teeth are removed. However, not everyone is a good candidate for implants.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

Schedule a consultation with Summer Dental in Las Vegas to learn more about dentures and dental implants. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 


A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for the faint of heart. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental issues, for instance.

Many dental problems become common as we age. Most can be remedied, such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel.

With modern cosmetic dentistry at Summer Dental, mature men and women can have a fantastic smile. Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile – even if you have some missing teeth.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we pamper our patients. We offer comprehensive general and cosmetic dental services. We also love it when the youngsters come in for pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135