Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV


Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers


Dental Implants

A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that is directly inserted into your jawbone. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that is formed and colored to match your natural teeth. The dental implant replaces your tooth root and a porcelain crown is screwed onto the implant to replace the tooth.
Dental implants create a stronger replacement tooth because the tooth and the tooth's root are replaced. They last a lifetime and are more durable than other tooth replacement options. This is a great option for one or several missing teeth and they can be placed in the upper or lower jaws to strengthen your smile.

Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants replace missing teeth or teeth that are decaying or cracked and cannot be restored. As with many cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental implants have many benefits.

  • Dental implants look, feel, and act like natural teeth
  • The care for them is the same as your natural teeth
  • They prevent your jawbone and gum line from shrinking or collapsing due to the space of missing teeth
  • Dental implants are permanent and do not need to be replaced
  • They can be replaced if damage occurs
  • There is no need to take them out as with dentures
  • They don't shift or slip with eating or speaking
  • They prevent bone loss and keep the youthful shape of your bone tissue
  • They are not noticeable and they blend with your natural teeth
  • Dental implants may last a lifetime.
The Dental Implant Procedure

The porcelain crown that acts as the tooth replacement will be color matched to look like your natural teeth by Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Laurie. The replacement tooth will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and be similar in shape and color.

Dr. Laurie will refer you to an experienced oral surgeon who will place the dental implant in your jawbone. An abutment will be attached to the implant. The abutment is made of ceramic to add to the natural aesthetic of the replacement tooth. This abutment holds the porcelain crown in place. Once you completely heal after the implant and abutment surgery, Dr. Laurie will place the porcelain crown.

For more information, see Questions About Dental Implants.

Scheduling a Dental Implant Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and would like to schedule a dental implant consultation, please contact Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Laurie.

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