19May

Learn More About How a Dental Implant Stays In Place From Our Las Vegas Dental Implant Dentist

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Are you looking for a replacement tooth that both looks and feels natural? Do you want a restoration that is easy to care for, and easy to live with? If so, a dental implant may be the ideal replacement tooth for your smile.

Traditionally, dentists have treated tooth loss with dentures and bridges—prosthetics that sit on top of the gum tissue. These replacement teeth are certainly effective, but they can also be improved upon.

That is where the dental implant comes in! The dental implant is an individual replacement tooth that is actually grounded in the patient’s jawbone tissue. The dental implant—through its structure—comes as close to approximating a natural tooth as possible.

Once the dental implant root—which is made of titanium—is surgically inserted into the jawbone, the titanium actually begins to bond with the bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration—and titanium is unique in that it osseointegrates to human bone.

The dental implant root, therefore, keeps the replacement tooth in place 24/7. The root also bolsters the surrounding bone tissue, and keeps the patient’s teeth from shifting along the gum line due to tooth loss.

The implant as a whole, once in place, is very easy to care for. You need to brush, floss, and use mouth rinse in whatever way your dentist recommends. But you don’t need to go through any special cleaning protocols, or buy specific products in order to care for your implant.

A dental implant is designed to blend in seamlessly with your current everyday life. Enjoy a restored smile that feels and looks as natural as possible.

Our Las Vegas dental implant dentist office has all of the additional information that you might need about this type of replacement tooth. So contact our team when you are ready to get started!