If you are missing one or more teeth getting dental implants is a great way to restore your smile. Most dental implant surgery procedures are performed in the dentist’s office and occasionally in a hospital setting. Local anesthesia is usually adequate for these out-patient procedures but various other forms of patient sedation (such as nitrous oxide, and oral/or intravenous sedation) may also be used. Adjunctive surgical procedures, such as bone augmentation, may be performed as separate procedures or at the same time as implant placement. Each surgical procedure is different depending on the clinical situation as well as the preferences of the patient and dentist/surgeon.


What are Implants?

A dental implant is a natural looking crown made with an impression from your mouth placed on a titanium post. It is a permanent solution to improve the look of your smile by replacing missing teeth while also restoring full function.

Why Choose Nevada Sun Dental?

If you are searching for dental implants in Henderson, Nevada Sun Dental is the best option to help you improve your smile and oral function. We will take the time to make sure your Implant fits perfectly your gum to reduce the risk of more complication. To start the process visit our about us page to learn more about our team and contact us for all of your dental needs.

Dental implants last for over 40 (forty!) years when cared for properly. While they look like an expensive solution, since they last for so long it actually works out better than other solutions. It certainly is the most hassle-free procedure!

Prerequisites to Dental Implants

There are no major obstacles to having dental implants placed. A healthy jaw and gingiva, which most people do have, is required. You should have no major periodontal and dental problems and your health, in general, should be good. You are advised against smoking, as it can contribute to a failure of dental implants. Patients who suffer from osteoporosis or have used steroids have a higher risk of failure. The risk is higher because there is a higher chance the implant won’t osseointegrate, which is necessary for the procedure to succeed.

What are Types of Dental Implants?

The type of dental implant you receive is dependent on several different factors. Your dentist will help you to choose the right one for your needs. Dental implant categories include:

Two-Stage Implants

Endosteal (Endosseous) Implants

Subperiosteal Implants

Single-Stage Dental Implants

What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

There are several benefits to getting dental implants to replace the teeth you have lost. Unlike other options such as dentures or bridges, dental implants do not affect the surrounding teeth and will not cause them to shift. Implants also encourage oral health as missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to start deteriorating, replacing teeth with implants can keep your jaw healthy and intact. In addition to improving oral health, dental implants improve the look of your smile and blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. For these reasons and many more, dental implants are an excellent option for a variety of different patients.

What is the Dental Implant Procedure?

A dental implant procedure is essentially replacing a tooth you have lost. T Implant procedures are typically composed of three steps. The first step is the placement of a titanium post in the jaw bone. Once this has healed, and bone has surrounded the post, an impression is taken, and an abutment is placed to serve as a stop gap before the permanent crown is cemented in. After the crown has been fitted and checked to make sure it works properly, an implant can be treated like any other tooth. Proper dental hygiene is strongly encouraged to maintain good oral health and prevent any more tooth loss.

What is the procedure?

The implants are usually placed in a single session. This, however, doesn’t mean everything is over, as you need to wait for the implant to osseointegrate. If it doesn’t, it is considered to have failed. Still, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to live without a tooth for the whole time. A temporary crown can be placed, and with the newest technology sometimes both the implant and the crown are placed at the same time. Temporary crowns serve the purpose of shaping your gums for your new, permanent tooth. Permanent crowns are custom-made and look exactly like your natural teeth. They function just as well.

Tips for Aftercare

After the procedures, you may feel a bit of discomfort or pain. The pain is typically short-lived. However, you may contact us if you feel you need a bit of extra pain relief. In addition to managing pain, taking care of your oral health is extremely important. Make sure to carefully floss and brush to improve blood flow around your crown and keep it healthy. Of course, as with everything, proper oral hygiene habits are a must. Dental implants fail very, very rarely, and if they do, it’s mostly because of bad hygiene or bad dentistry. Both are easily preventable. Maintain diligent dental health habits – brush twice a day, floss and use fluoride toothpaste. Take care when flossing though, as there is increased blood flow around the implant. Visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year and preferably once every six months and you should be all set. Regarding bad dentistry, go to a dentist you feel comfortable with. You can ask them for some before and after images to see the real results. Communication is key with procedures such as this one.