IN LAS VEGAS & HENDERSON, NV
ANTHEM PERIO, LAS VEGAS' CHOICE FOR ADVANCED PERIODONTICS
Dental implants are a safe and effective procedure commonly performed for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth. There are several different types of dental implants, but all involve the placement of artificial titanium tooth roots that are strategically placed in your jawbone. Over time, these titanium posts will fuse with your natural bone, after which a crown can be placed to the now adhered post. Dental implants are one of the most effective methods for returning patients to their normal daily activities and provide stronger structural integrity, improved aesthetic appearance, and a decreased risk of developing additional oral health issues associated with long term tooth loss, such as drifting or shifting teeth, jaw joint issues, and/or jawbone deterioration. At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we offer conservative treatment of gum disease and a comprehensive list of procedures, ranging from periodontal maintenance, diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology, dental implants, and/or cosmetic procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Our number one goal is to provide optimal care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, please refer to the overview provided below. To schedule an appointment for dental implants, contact our office at (702) 270-4600.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients who have dental implants will benefit in the following ways:
- Improved structural integrity
- Improved aesthetic appearance results in increased self-confidence
- Natural look and feel
- Reduced risk of tooth decay
- Reduced risk of infection
- Prevents alteration in appearance of your face or jaw
- Results are often long lasting or permanent, which means touch-ups will not be required
- Improved ability and incentive to take good care of your oral health
- Stops bone loss
The Dental Implant Procedure
An initial consultation and general examination will be necessary to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you. During this visit, we will review your health history, discuss your oral health concerns and goals, and examine your teeth, gums, and cheeks to determine your overall health and identify any underlying issues. Following this examination, we will explain available treatment options and answer any questions you have.
If it is determined that dental implants are necessary, your follow-up appointment will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. Next, the post or posts will be placed in your jawbone, after which the area will be stitched shut and allowed time to heal, and for the posts to integrate with the jawbone. While waiting for this fusion to take place, you will be provided with temporary dentures. Once the posts have fully integrated, the dentures will be placed and your bite will be tested to ensure the fit is correct. Once this is determined, the procedure will be complete and you can begin to enjoy your restored, healthy smile!
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Aftercare Following Dental Implants
Once the dental implant procedure is complete, we will provide post-operative instructions to ensure that you minimize your risk of developing complications and enjoy a fast a recovery time. One of the most important aftercare instructions to follow is sticking to a soft food diet and avoid chewing in the procedural area for at least two weeks, after which you can begin to reintroduce harder foods. It is also common to experience sensitivity and swelling following the procedure, but this can typically be managed using ice packs and over the counter pain relieving medication. If you are prescribed pain-relieving medication and/or antibiotics, it is essential to follow the recommended dose until the prescription runs out.
Once you have fully recovered, you can return to your normal diet and self-care practices, however, taking consistent good care of your oral health will reduce the likelihood of needing similar treatments in the future, especially if this procedure was performed because of improper or insufficient self-care. Make it a habit to brush your teeth twice daily (at a minimum) for at least two minutes each time. Also, remember to brush your tongue and cheeks, as well as behind the lower and upper front teeth.
Flossing at least once a day and being mindful of the type of foods and beverages you consume are also important steps to maintaining good oral health and preserving the integrity of your implants. Finally, continuing to schedule regular checkups every six months (or more if necessary) is the most important step you can take to maintain your oral health and identify and correct issues before they develop into something more significant. By following these best practices, you will maximize the longevity of your implants and continue to enjoy good oral health!
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants is contingent on a variety of factors, including the severity of your case, how many implants are placed, whether dental sedation is used, and your dental insurance plan. At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we are committed to helping you maximize your insurance reimbursement so you can receive optimal care, which is why we will file your claim and handle your paperwork. Please be aware, though, that any remaining balance following coverage is your responsibility to cover. Though not required, we do offer a discount for patients who pay their bill in full (cash, check, or credit) prior to treatment.
Before scheduling your appointment, we will provide an estimated total cost and answer any questions you have concerning payment plan options, such as Care Credit which offer interest-free payment plans for six-to-twelve-month periods and/or a payment arrangement made in advance with our office.
For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Schedule Your Appointment
At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, your oral health is our number one goal. We are committed to providing you with the comprehensive periodontal support you need to continue enjoying a bright, healthy smile. To learn more or schedule an appointment for dental implants, contact our office at (702) 270-4600. We look forward to providing you with quality care tailored to your unique needs!