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8605 S. Eastern Ave., Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Dr. Joel Stokes

Eastern Canyon Dental
8605 South Eastern Ave., Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 699-9876
 

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm

(closed for lunch 1 - 2)

Friday by Appointment Only

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Eastern Canyon Dental is a proud member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Chamber of Commerce. A Las Vegas Dentist and Henderson Dentist dedicated to serving our communities.

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Dental Implant

DENTAL IMPLANTS IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH.

 

The Problem:

A missing tooth or teeth
Potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
The "sunken face" look associated with missing teeth
Desire to improve chewing ability
Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures

 

The Solution:
A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. In the event that more than one tooth is missing, several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge (see fixed bridges.) Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth. This can greatly improve chewing ability and reduce the risk of choking.

 

It generally takes about six months for the surgical implant to heal before the final installation of the artificial tooth or teeth can be finished.

 

Advantages:
Dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems. They are far superior to removable dentures.

 

Disadvantages:
Dental implants are excellent, state-of-the-art restorations and have few disadvantages when compared to alternatives such as dentures. However, dental implants do require surgery and time to heal, and they are initially more expensive than dentures or fixed bridges. These disadvantages are offset by the ease of use, saved time and long term health benefits of implants.

 

Alternatives:
Dentures are a poor alternative to dental implants. However, in some cases, where finances are a primary concern, dentures are the only alternative.

If you have any questions about Dental Implant, please contact our office. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about these procedures as well as other procedures we offer.