Dental Implants

Dental implants are a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. They are typically made of a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone and topped with a dental crown, bridge, or denture.


When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are considered the best option. Not only are they the most durable and long-lasting, but they also provide the most natural-looking results. While other tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures, are removable, dental implants are placed permanently in the mouth.


How do dental implants work?


Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. While this may sound invasive, the procedure is actually quite minor. The implants will be placed in your jawbone during a surgical procedure, and over time, your jawbone will fuse with the implants in a process called osseointegration.


While osseointegration typically takes several months, patients can often receive temporary restorations during the healing process. These restorations will resemble your natural teeth and protect your smile from damage. Once your implants have fully healed, your permanent restorations will be placed. These restorations can be made from porcelain, composite resin, or zirconia. They will look completely natural, and no one will be able to tell that you have dental implants.


What are the different types of dental implants?


Dental implants come in two major types. However, the dental implant procedure itself is the same for all three types.


The first type of dental implant is the endosteal dental implant. Endosteal means that the implant is surgically implanted inside the jawbone. Endosteal implants are the most commonly used type of dental implant, and they are also the most researched. This is because the jawbone has to have enough bone to support the implant, and there needs to be enough bone in the specific areas where the implants are to be placed.


The second type of dental implant is the subperiosteal dental implant. Subperiosteal means that the implant is surgically implanted on top of the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are sometimes used for patients with jawbone issues. For example, when there is a lack of bone mass or the bone in the jawbone has deteriorated, subperiosteal implants may be the best solution.


What are mini dental implants?


Mini dental implants are very small. In fact, they are about half the diameter of traditional dental implants. This makes them more discreet. So, they are a great option if you have a small mouth and don’t want to have bulky fake teeth. They can also be used to stabilize dentures.


What are All-on-4 dental implants?


This type of implant is used to replace an entire set of missing teeth. Unlike traditional implants, All-on-4 dental implants are placed at an angle, which allows them to be supported by the jawbone as well as provide the necessary strength. The implants and the teeth are secured together so that they work as a set. This eliminates the need for abutments and allows the arch of teeth to look and act just like natural teeth.


To find out more about the dental services offered at Wagner Dental, call (702)-878-5599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2045 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134.

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