How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Many people know that a dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration. Some don’t realize, however, that two or more can support a partial or full denture. This option, available at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, can be a less expensive than having multiple implants while still providing many improvements compared to traditional dentures.

Today’s message answers the most common questions about implant dentures.

The first thing to know is that a fixed implant denture is called an “implant-supported” denture while a removable one is called an “implant-retained” denture.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Like conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures replace missing teeth. The difference is that they are attached to titanium posts which are surgically implanted into the jawbone.

Each post is called an implant. The implant fuses with the surrounding bone structure to create an incredibly durable restoration. These posts are similar to the implants that hold a crown, except instead of a crown, they have a clip that attaches to the denture, partial denture, or metal bar that holds the denture connectors. Implants can be used for both upper and lower dentures.

Bar-Retained and Ball-Retained Systems

There are two types of implant stabilization methods: bar-retained and ball-retained. For both, the denture is constructed with gum-colored acrylic for the base to which porcelain (or acrylic) false teeth are attached. The denture necessitates, at a minimum, two implants for stabilization.

With the ball-retained system, each post holds an attachment (male or female) that fits into a corresponding attachment on the denture. These are sometimes called “stud-attachment.”

With bar-retained dentures, a metal bar is anchored to two to five implants. The bar holds the connectors that connect to the denture.

If you are currently wearing traditional dentures, take to us at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas about implant supported dentures. We also provide orthodontics, and a full range of other dental services.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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In this article from Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we begin with the rewards of growing older. Maturity and wisdom. Increased financial stability. More free time for family, hobbies, or travel. And last but not least: grandchildren!

Gaps In Your Smile?

Anyone of a certain age knows that aging isn’t always a picnic. Physical ailments can lower the quality of life. Dental problems can be as as chronic physical conditions. And missing teeth are one of the more prevalent oral issues for older people.

Fortunately, your smile can be pleasing and healthy at any age.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we restore missing teeth with dental implant procedures.

Dental Implants Are The Restoration Of Choice For Active Seniors

Dental implants help active people of any age look as young as they feel. They are strong, and look and function like natural teeth. Restore the youthful smile you once enjoyed with permanent dental implants.

At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, a single dental implant can support a single artificial tooth. Several dental implants can anchor a set of dentures. We also offer pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Think Before You Pierce

The Dangers of Oral PiercingIf you are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, this post is for you. The dentists at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas would like you to consider the following:

Infection
Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Dentists and doctors are constantly treating acute infections caused by oral piercings. Oral infections can be a real problem and should be a major consideration before getting an oral piercing.

Tooth Damage
It should come as no surprise that having a piece of metal bang around in your mouth can easily damage tooth enamel. Though tooth enamel is very strong, once it’s chipped or cracked, it can only be restored with artificial material. Fortunately, Providence Dental in Las Vegas offers many tooth restoration options such as crowns and fillings, but our advice is to avoid the problem if you can.

Prolonged Bleeding and Swelling
The blood vessels in the tongue are often damaged when the tongue is pierced, causing prolonged bleeding and possible build-up of scar tissue. In some extreme cases, the tongue swells up enough to block the airway.

Gum Recession
A number of periodontal disease studies have shown that wearing oral jewelry is linked to periodontal disease which can result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease can cause gum recession which exposes the root of your teeth, potentially causing hypersensitivity and pain. Again, our advice is to avoid the trouble right from the start.

These are just a few of the dangers or oral piercings. At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we strongly recommend not getting any. Our services include family dentistry and emergency dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Las Vegas Mini-ImplantsAt Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we know that a missing tooth is a big deal. Think about it: when you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically make assumptions about their income, education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.

Dental implants not only restore missing teeth, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dentistry is as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

At Providence Dental, we provide dental implants and many other procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

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At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we have been creating spectacular smiles since 2016. Each one of our Las Vegas smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as we value their trust.

Our loyal patients, along with our dedicated dental team, have made our professional career particularly rewarding.

Working as a dentist in Las Vegas is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

Our Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of our Providence patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

At Providence Dental, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We can straighten your teeth with orthodontics.

Only need a cleaning? Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit Providence Dental in Las Vegas to discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals. Make an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Protect Teeth From Cracks

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Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so in this Providence Dental dental blog post we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. Steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry movie lovers!) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Providence or NW Las Vegas rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups, because we can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix any visible damage. These include veneers, a porcelain crown, or a dental implant.

Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas to schedule an appointment today. And watch out for those hard objects!

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Our Team Takes Care Of You: The Dentist in Providence NV

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At Providence Dental, each member of  our team plays a critical role, from the hygienist to the dentist. In this post, we’ll examine the role of the dental assistant.

Dental assistants help us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. Duties include everything from assisting in patient care to helping the office run smoothly and efficiently.

A dental assistant’s knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize. Assistants may help the hygienist with polishing during a cleaning, or explain proper brushing and flossing techniques.

It’s the dental assistant who preps examination areas before appointments begin. They clean up afterward, too, sterilizing equipment. And before supplies begin to run low, they order new ones.

Whether a patient is receiving dental implants, undergoing an orthodontics adjustment, or settling in for teeth whitening, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

But along with the dentist and our hygienists, dental assistants are part of the Providence Dental team. All of us urge you to take care of your teeth, and to remember your six month checkups and examinations. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


You, Only Better: Cosmetic Dentistry in North Las Vegas

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If you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but insist that you want it to look natural, try cosmetic dentistry in North Las Vegas.

At Providence Dental, we use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures are taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Maybe you’ve noticed men and women in the media with smiles that seem brighter than any you’ve seen before.

You, too, can have a smile like that, and age is not a consideration. Whether you’re in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, we can provide smile makeovers that deliver dramatic results. Available options include porcelain veneers, dental implants, orthodontics, crown restoration, and teeth whitening.

Let’s do this together. Whether it’s cosmetic dentistry for you, or pediatric dentistry for the youngest members of the family, our convenient staff is waiting. Call today to schedule an appointment with Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Amazing Dental Implants in Providence NV

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Dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option available in Providence NV and the surrounding community.

It hasn’t always been that way, but the technology has greatly improved in the last few decades. What once sounded futuristic is considered mainstream dentistry.

A dental implant is a metal rod (usually titanium) implanted into the patient’s jaw. A crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is very strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection.

Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Age is rarely a factor in whether a patient is a viable candidate for a dental implant. But because it is anchored to the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site.

There are a few medical issues that may come into play. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily rule you out as an implant candidate. We’ll discuss all relevant issues during your implant consultation.

Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas NV to set up an implant consultation. We also provide cosmetic dentistry, as well as family dentistry, including pediatric dental services.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Root Canals in North Las Vegas

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When one of our patients at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas get an abscessed tooth, it’s time to make a choice: attempt to save the tooth with a root canal, or pull it.

An abscessed tooth means the soft pulp inside it has become infected, and is dying. They usually hurt quite a bit.

Performing a root canal can be straight-forward. It involves drilling into the tooth, removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canal area, and then filling and sealing it.

Root canals have a very high success rate. But there is always a chance of complications down the road. That’s why some patients decide to have the tooth extracted, and replaced with a dental implant.

Like root canals, dental implants have a high success rate. With an implant, a post is inserted in the jaw where the root used to be, and the replacement crown is fitted over that.

If you have been told that a root canal or a dental implant is needed, feel free to talk with us at Providence Dental about the pros and cons of each procedure. We’ll be sure to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment. Our services also include family dentistry.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166