Dental Implants in Henderson
Today, dental implants have become a more popular choice than ever for replacing missing teeth or allowing patients to get rid of an unsatisfying denture – and for good reason. Dental implants offer patients valuable health and aesthetic-minded benefits, as well as the durability and lifelike quality needed to eat what you want, speak clearly, and smile with confidence. At Dental Excellence, Dr. Brett Noorda has the advanced skill and exceptional levels of experience needed to create incredible results for patients. Dr. Noorda has undergone extensive continuing education and is even a member of the elite ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). If you’re interested in dental implants, contact our Henderson, NV office today to schedule a consultation.
Dental Implant Function
An implant is designed to function as a new tooth root, replacing the one the patient lost along with the white crown. This “root” then creates a strong and natural bond with the patient’s original tissue and bolsters the health of the jawbone by stopping bone loss and even encouraging new growth. The success of dental implants can be attributed to the fact that they seamlessly resemble the structure of natural teeth, unlike more traditional methods.
Comprehensive Dental Implant Care
Dr. Brett Noorda offers comprehensive implant care right here in his Las Vegas office, both implant placement and restoration, for a more convenient patient experience overall. His exceptional levels of education, training, and expertise allow him to create a smile that lasts for patients in need. Better yet, implants have a very high success rate, and if cared for properly with regular hygiene and professional maintenance, they can last for the rest of a patient’s life.
The Treatment Process
Once Dr. Brett Noorda has determined that you’re the right candidate for dental implants, patients will first undergo the surgical placement of the implants into their jawbone. As stated above, this procedure will involve the gradual healing of your new implants alongside your natural soft and hard tissue. The creation of a strong and sturdy foundation for your eventual replacement teeth will be a months-long process. Once you’ve successfully healed, patients will then return to Dental Excellence so that we can design and place a new, custom-made restoration on top, completing the procedure.
How Dental Implants Work
When restoring a single tooth, a dental crown is used, so the health of neighboring teeth isn’t threatened as is the case for fixed bridge restorations. Traditionally, a replacement tooth was supported by dental crowns affixed to surrounding, healthy teeth. This restoration process required the loss of healthy tooth structure. By attaching a replacement crown directly to an implant post instead, patients are able to renew their flawless smile without negatively impacting their surrounding teeth.
To replace multiple teeth, we’ll use an implant-retained prosthetic. These prosthetics closely resemble a traditional denture or bridge, but they’re designed to snap over implants posts, creating a much more confident fit overall. There are both fixed and removable options available, depending on the patient’s preference.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients who choose dental implants will experience a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Stability – removable dentures only restore about 20% of chewing function and can cause patients discomfort by slipping. Implant supported dentures can replace 75% or more of healthy tooth function, allowing patients to eat a wide range of foods and speak clearly without worrying about slipping, shifting dentures.
- Longevity – traditional tooth replacement options need to be repaired or replaced every five to seven years. An implant supported dental restoration can last two or more decades before they need to be repaired or replace. Most people keep their implant retained tooth replacement for life.
- Cosmetic superiority – in addition to functioning more like natural, healthy tooth structure, an implant supported dental prosthetic will look more like a healthy smile. That means you’ll feel confident sharing your smile in almost every personal and professional situation.
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants can cost anywhere between $1500 and $2500. This is without the additional price of the surgical placement and restoration process. The complete single tooth implant supported restoration process can cost anywhere from $2500 to $3500. Unfortunately, the cost of the implant posts themselves and the surgical placement procedures are not typically covered by dental benefit plans. However, the majority of insurance providers do offer coverage for preparatory procedures like tooth extractions as well as the replacement tooth or teeth. We are also happy to work with third party medical and dental financiers like CareCredit to provide low and no interest payment plans to put the cost of dental implant treatment into almost any patient’s budget.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Before beginning any major procedure like dental implant supported tooth replacement, we know our patients will likely have a lot of questions. We will be happy to answer your questions during a tooth replacement consultation or over the phone, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our caring dentist and dentistry team for assistance at any time. We’re here to help. On this page, you’ll find many of the questions we hear most often from our patients who are preparing for dental implant tooth replacement procedures.
Can Dental Implants Help My Denture Fit Better?
Absolutely. Even the best fitted quality traditional partials and full dentures can only restore about 20% of healthy chewing function. This significantly limits diet. It is also uncomfortable for many patients who struggle to adjust to speaking and smiling with a denture that doesn’t feel natural. Implant supported partial and full dentures look, feel, and function much more like healthy, natural smiles. Additionally, implant supported dentures restore 70% or more of natural chewing function. That means, you can consume all of your favorite foods with complete confidence.
What Technology do You Use?
Our fully digital dental office makes your dental implant placement and restoration comfortable, fast, and effective. We begin by using full face digital x-rays during the treatment planning process to ensure precise placement of your dental implant posts for optimal success. Once it’s time to create your custom restorations, we use digital impressions to provide precise plans that lead to better looking and feeling replacement teeth. We can also utilize our CEREC same day dental restoration system to create dental crowns and bridges right away.
What Training Does Dr. Noorda Have?
In addition to completing his doctoral studies in dentistry, Dr. Noorda has completed numerous advanced training programs. That includes training in the safe and successful surgical placement of dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Noorda is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life supported as well as intravenous (IV) sedation.
How Can I Make Dental Implants Affordable?
We know it can be frustrating for patients that the cost of dental implant retained tooth replacement is not covered by their dental insurance. Our team is hopeful that more dental insurers will begin offering this coverage in the coming years. In the meantime, we can help you fit the cost of implants into your budget. The main way we help is by billing for the cost of the procedure in sections. We don’t complete the entire implant placement and restoration process in a single visit, and you won’t need to pay for the entire cost up front. Additionally, while your insurance provider will not likely cover the cost of the dental implants or their placement, insurers do usually cover part of the cost of your replacement tooth or teeth as well as other services like tooth extractions or dental sedation. We will maximize this coverage to help patients offset the costs of treatment. If your employer offers flexible spending accounts (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA), these funds can often be used for the price of treatments. Finally, we are happy to work with CareCredit and other third party financiers to provide low and no interest payment plans.