Dental Implants in Las Vegas can Restore Your Smile
The Mayans are famous for creating a great civilization, fierce warriors and building massive stepped pyramids. What is less well known is that they also performed the world’s first dental implants. It’s impossible to know how often they tried and failed to replace missing teeth, but archaeologists found evidence that some implants successfully bonded with the jawbone. Of course, they didn’t have the materials dentists use today, but carved shells into the shapes of teeth.
When teeth are missing, dental implants are often the best solution. The implant is inserted surgically into the jawbone; an artificial tooth or bridge is attached to the implant and normal function is restored. By the age of 44, almost 3 out of 4 people have lost at least one of their permanent teeth. Dentures and bridges can break, slip and may make embarrassing noises when eating or talking. Implants are made from titanium; they never slip or make noises. Even better, they never decay.
There are three parts to a dental implant. The core is the titanium implant fused with the jawbone. The abutment covers that part of the implant which protruded from the gum. The crown is custom made, fits onto the abutment, and is the ‘tooth’. If several teeth are missing in the same part of the mouth, dental implants may be used to anchor and support dentures. Missing teeth encourage bone loss in the jaw, while implants produce stability.
Desert Breeze Dental offers a full range of dental services to their patients, including dental implants and porcelain crowns. They also repair broken dentures. The dentists focus on results and the needs of the individual patient. Anyone needing Dental Implants in Las Vegas should contact the office for an appointment to discuss the available options.
Paul VreNon D.D.S. is a native to Nevada. Dr. VreNon received his dental degree for the University of the Pacific over 10 years ago. He is a member of many professional associations, including the American Dental Association and the Nevada Dental Association. For relaxation, he is a hunting and fishing enthusiast.
Tammy Sarles D.M.D. obtained her dental degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Sarles also belongs to several professional associations, among them the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Sarles enjoys contributing to the community as well as being an accomplished photographer and sports fan.