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Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

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In the past three decades, dental implants have emerged as the premier tooth replacement in the world, loved by dentists and patients alike. Compared to every other restoration, they provide the most reliable, durable, and natural-looking results available today. Whether you are missing a single tooth or require a full denture, the team at Summit Boulevard Dental can help you reclaim your smile with this state-of-the-art solution right here in Reno. To learn more about dental implants in Reno and schedule an initial consultation, contact us today.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Each year, millions of Americans choose dental implants to replace missing teeth due to their range of benefits, such as:

Indications for Dental Implants

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Whether you are embarrassed by a noticeable gap in your smile from a single missing tooth or are tired of worrying about your dentures slipping when speaking with others, you can talk to a dentist in Reno about dental implants.

Missing Single Tooth

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that restores a missing tooth from the roots up. A small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, implants provide outstanding support for an artificial crown. You will be able to restore both your appearance and dental function when you replace a missing single tooth with a dental implant.

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Missing Multiple Teeth

If you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, an implant-retained bridge can help! Unlike traditional bridges that rely on adjacent healthy teeth to remain in place, implant-retained bridges offer superior support by attaching to implants placed in the jaw. This modern dental prosthetic also reduces the amount of pressure placed on artificial teeth by spreading it across the bridge.

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Missing All Teeth

Millions of patients around the country have to deal with uncomfortable and unreliable dentures on a daily basis, but with dental implants, we can finally help those in Reno have a set of teeth they can rely on. With implant-retained dentures, the prosthetic teeth are secured directly to the jawbone via multiple dental implants, creating a fit and security that a removable prosthetic simply can’t match. Even better, implant-retained dentures can also help patients regain much more of their bite strength compared to regular dentures, enabling them to enjoy a more varied (and typically healthier) diet.

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Mini Dental Implants

In the past, if a patient had a thin or brittle jawbone due to longstanding tooth loss, they were usually not eligible to get dental implants. However, thanks to mini implants, now even more people can finally fill in the gaps in their smile. As the name indicates, mini implant posts are smaller and thinner than traditional implants, which makes them better for shallower bone, but they can still be used to support a denture that fits and lasts much longer than a traditional one.

All-On-4 / Teeth-In-A-Day

With the All-on-4 procedure, we can literally replace an entire row of missing teeth in just one appointment. For this procedure, four implants are strategically placed into the mouth, and these are attached to a denture that very same day. It’s quick, it’s reliable, and patients are amazed at how much of a difference it can make. In a single appointment, we can drastically improve a patient’s appearance, speech, and ability to eat at the same time.

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Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment

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At Summit Boulevard Dental, we can complete every step of the dental implant treatment process, saving you time, money and the hassle of running across town to an outside specialist. While most other practices have to refer out for the implant surgery step of the process, our team can take care of it in-office in order to make your implant journey as smooth and easy as possible. Stay with a team you trust from start to finish when you choose to undergo implant treatment at Summit Boulevard Dental.

How Dental Implants Work

Have you decided that dental implants are a great tooth-replacement solution for your unique needs and would like to know more about the process? At Summit Boulevard Dental, our team of experienced professionals will be by your side through every step of the way. We’ll even conduct your dental implant surgery in-house! After discussing all of your options with you, we’ll be able to start your journey towards a restored and beautiful new smile.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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There is no one-size-fits-all cost for dental implants since every smile is unique. The overall cost of your dental implants will depend on a range of factors, including the number of implants needed. Important to note is the fact that while dental implants may cost more initially than other tooth replacement options like dentures, they are still a wise investment. Dental implants last longer than any other traditional dental prosthetic – with proper care, they can even last a lifetime! 

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Dental Implant FAQ’s

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Are you considering dental implants as a replacement for your missing teeth? Like many patients, you probably have questions about the process. That’s why your dentist in Reno wants to satisfy your curiosity by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants. Keep reading to learn more!

Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

Dental implants are now one of the most popular tooth replacement solutions we have to offer because of their unique advantages. Rooted in the jaw, dental implants provide a strong and stable support for a variety of restorations. This allows patients to chew and speak with the confidence of a natural looking and feeling replacement. Plus, dental implants are built to last, allowing patients to enjoy their benefits for a lifetime with proper care. Additionally, dental implants are the only replacement solution that stimulates the jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.

Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

When patients hear that dental implants require surgery, they may feel intimidated by the process. However, those who currently enjoy dental implants in Reno relate the surgery to a simple tooth extraction. We will ensure that you’re numb and comfortable before beginning. The only discomfort you may experience is some slight soreness after the procedure. However, this can be managed by taking the medication we prescribe and following our aftercare instructions.

Will My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans will not cover your dental implants. However, our team is experienced in maximizing your insurance benefits while minimizing your own costs. In some cases, certain aspects of the procedure like periodontal therapy or the consultation may be covered by your insurance, but this will depend on your plan. We also have dental implant specials and financing available to make this life changing treatment affordable for all of our patients.

How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they look and feel just like your natural teeth. This means that brushing and flossing is easy! Just be sure to brush twice a day, and floss once to remove plaque and bacteria from your smile. For an extra layer of cleaning, you can add a nonalcoholic mouthwash to your routine. You should also visit our office for regular checkups so we can ensure that you’re smile is still healthy and strong. Lastly, it’s important to practice healthy lifestyle choices like avoiding tobacco use and heavy consumption of alcohol.

Can Dental Implants Help if I Have Dentures?

If you have dentures, you may experience a smile that slips and slides around when you talk and chew. However, by combining dentures and implants, we can give you the most stable smile replacement available. Using an average of 4 dental implants, we can anchor your denture to your jawbone, giving you a beautiful and fortified set of teeth.

For any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office today!

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