Dental Implants in the Spring Valley, Las Vegas
When you have missing teeth, replacing them is one of the kindest things you do for not only your smile, but your overall health, too. First, just having one missing tooth can compromise your ability to sustain a nutrient-rich diet. Secondly, left untreated a missing tooth often leads to more missing teeth. The reasons are twofold: missing teeth are associated with the development of periodontal or gum disease, and when a tooth is missing, surrounding bone tissue begins to deteriorate. Thus, the need to replace missing teeth is crucial.
Dental Implant Benefits
You can enjoy all the benefits and health of a full smile again with dental implants from Dr. Michael G. Hollingshead. Compared to the other choices you have for tooth replacement, dental implants are the most lifelike in terms of appearance and performance.
Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is small biocompatible titanium post that we surgically place in your jawbone beneath the space of a missing tooth. As such, this post mimics a natural tooth root. During the healing process, this post and the surrounding bone tissue fuse together in a process called osseointegration. This fusion is essentially a symbiotic relationship: the bone holds the implant in place and the implant encourages healthy new bone tissue to grow.
Once you’ve completely healed, Dr. Hollingshead attaches a custom-designed dental crown to the post. For the most natural looking finish, your new crown is carefully matched to the color of your other teeth. And to give each of his patients the full benefits of dental implant technology, Dr. Hollingshead uses IPS e.max crowns.
IPS e.max Crowns
In the dental profession, IPS e.max crowns are considered the most natural looking tooth restorations. Made of just only block of solid lithium disilicate ceramic, they have no real competition when considering aesthetics, strength and durability. New York University College of Dentistry research shows that IPS e.max crowns are less likely than other materials to chip or crack, including the zirconia-based crowns that are typically used for tooth restorations. These crowns look and feel so natural, that many of Dr. Hollingshead’s patients cannot tell the difference between them and their live teeth.
Spring Valley Dental Implant Consultations
Dental implants are an appropriate choice for patients missing one tooth, more than one or even an entire arch. Call the office of Dr. Michael G. Hollingshead in Las Vegas, NV, to schedule a consultation in order to find out exactly how dental implants and IPS e.max crowns can restore your complete smile. Our state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas proudly serves families from the surrounding areas as well, including Spanish Trail, Summerlin, Spring Valley, Paradise, and more.