R. Lobato & Associates - Summerlin, Las Vegas

Dental Implants in Summerlin, Las Vegas

An Implant acts like a natural tooth root and is finished off with a restoration such as a dental crown to help restore the function of your teeth, look good and feel natural.
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What Are Dental Implants?

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An implant is a small metal screw that replaces an entire tooth. In a brief surgical procedure, the dentist inserts an implant into the bone beneath your gums right in the spot where a tooth should be. The implant acts like a natural tooth root and is finished off with a restoration such as a dental crown to help it look and feel just like a real tooth.

Getting dental implants is a big deal. You think you might like an implant, but you aren’t sure what to expect. We explain everything here so that you can make an informed decision about your dental treatment.

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    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
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    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
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    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
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    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
    More
    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
    More
    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
    More
    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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      Why You Might Need Dental Implants

      Your natural teeth provide support for the height and shape of your smile, and they allow you to eat and speak comfortably.

      A gap in your smile could allow your other teeth to drift out of healthy functional alignment. If that happens, your risk of developing oral health problems increases. Losing just one tooth can trigger a chain of events in your mouth that negatively impact your oral health, the appearance of your face, and your overall quality of living.

      Even if you don’t experience these effects of missing teeth, there’s one problem you can’t avoid: bone resorption. This is a natural process in which your body breaks down non-essential bone tissue to use the minerals elsewhere in your body.

      When you have teeth in your jawbone, they push against it and stimulate the production of new bone tissue. But once those teeth are gone, that bone tissue serves no useful purpose, so it slowly dissolves away. The result? A shortened jaw and chin that cause wrinkles and give your cheeks and lips a sunken appearance.

      Having dental implants is the second best thing to having natural teeth. You can prevent or correct the issues listed above by replacing lost teeth with implants.

      Having dental implants is the second best thing to having natural teeth. You can prevent or correct the issues listed above by replacing lost teeth with implants.

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      The Benefits Of Dental Implants

      Losing a tooth can be devastating. A missing tooth can make us feel self-conscious about our smile and may lead to a variety of health problems. Gaps can make your bite feel uncomfortable, cause difficulties eating the food you love and may lead to bone loss or shifting teeth.

      • Restore your natural appearance – Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They become permanent, “perfect” teeth as they are custom made to blend in with your smile. Implants look natural because they are sized, shaped and colored to match your unique bite and natural enamel color.
      • Feel confident in your comfort – When a dental implant is placed your jaw bone actually fuses with the titanium post as it heals. A crown or bridge can be permanently affixed to the post or the implant may be used to secure implant-supported dentures but one thing is certain: That dental implant is not moving. Laugh, smile and eat your favourite foods. Shifting teeth or sudden pain won’t even cross your mind.
      • Improve bone strength – When teeth are lost, the bone that supports those teeth can begin to atrophy and weaken over time. Dental Implants stimulate new bone growth around the implant, strengthening the bone structure.

      Dental implants are a long-term solution that feels natural and lasts decades with proper oral hygiene.

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      Dental Implant Restorations

      A restoration is the “false tooth” that covers the implant. The implant is not visible when you smile, but the restoration that covers it is what makes it look like you have a new tooth.

      • Dental Crown – This is the most common implant restoration, and it covers a single-tooth implant.
      • Dental Bridge – A bridge spans the gap in places where multiple teeth in a row are missing. You can replace several teeth with just one or two implants that support a dental bridge. A full implant-supported bridge is an entire arch of upper or lower teeth that are fixed to four or more implants.
      • Implant Denture – Give a removable denture more stability by clipping it onto two small implants.
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      What to expect on your dental implant treatment journey

      The actual implant placement process is much more comfortable than you might imagine.

      Assessment

      First, you’ll have a dental implant consultation to find out if implants are right for you. Your dentist will take X-rays and a 3D cone-beam CT scan of your jaw to evaluate the bone tissue and plan your treatment. The dental team will take a scan or impression of your teeth to help them plan the angulation of your implant.

      Inserting the implant

      We administer an anesthetic so that the surgical site will be completely numb. The dentist creates a small hole in the gums and bone of your mouth. The dentist places the implant post in the hole. Sometimes (but not always) sutures are needed to close up the gums.

      Finalizing the restoration

      You go home to let your implant heal over the course of the next few months. You come back to the practice where we will have your dental restoration ready to go. We will place the restoration and you will leave with a brand-new and fully functional tooth.

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      Robin Lobato

      D.D.S.

      Dr. Lobato & Dr. Truong

      Meet Dr. Lobato, delivering exceptional patient care since 1992 and driven by an unwavering commitment to oral health. Outside of the practice you can find Dr. Lobato embracing a healthy lifestyle through running,  travelling & conquering rugged trails on his mountain bike. His true passion lies in smile restoration, particularly through advanced implant procedures, where he derives immense satisfaction from seeing his patients’ renewed self-assurance. In addition to his practice, Dr. Lobato serves as a dedicated board member and volunteer dentist at the Tonopah Dental Clinic, a non-profit organization catering to low-income families. His commitment was recently acknowledged with the 2023 Community Service Award from the Southern Nevada Dental Association, a testament to his unwavering dedication to enhancing lives.

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      Contact us today

      to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

      Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

      Cost Of Dental Implants In Summerlin, Las Vegas

      In Summerlin, Las Vegas you can expect to pay approximately $3,000 – $6,000+ for a single implant. Full-mouth reconstructive dental implants can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $60,000 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages out to about $30,000. Keep in mind that no dental practice can provide you with an accurate quote over the phone. The dental implant procedure is very complex and depends on many factors that are unique from person to person.

      How is the cost of dental implant surgery determined? Here are some important factors:
      • The type and number of implants you need.
      • The materials and supplies that are used.
      • The time and experience of the dental team that will be with you every step of the way.
      • The location and complexity of the surgery.
      • Your recovery time. We will be here for you for as long as you need us.

      Every case is different so it’s important to speak with a dentist and to have an oral exam to allow us to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider. We would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote.

      Are there other solutions for missing teeth?

      Gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teeth can sometimes be repaired with a dental bridge. A lot of missing teeth on the top or bottom or the whole mouth may be repaired with a dental prosthetic or removable dentures. When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth-replacement options it is important to consider the pros and cons.

      Dental implants may require a steeper initial investment but they are more secure and durable than bridges or dentures. Removable dental prosthetics require different care and maintenance and you may need to have them adjusted or replaced as you age. By contrast, you take care of your dental implant like you would take care of your natural teeth, with routine oral care at home and routine dental exams. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Absolutely no one ever has to know that your implants are not your natural teeth. Dental implants are made of metal screws, but these are hidden beneath your gums and covered with lifelike restorations that blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.

      For patients who are not good candidates for dental implants, dental bridges and full or partial dentures may be the best option for replacing missing teeth. The best way to find out what solutions exist for your specific needs is to call and book an appointment. We would be happy to discuss all your options and answer any specific questions you may have.

      Yes! Your dental implant may be topped by a crown, a bridge or implant-supported dentures that will always be custom made to make you feel comfortable. That means your custom-made teeth are shaped and coloured to match your existing teeth and bite. Patients often have difficulty distinguishing their natural teeth from their beautiful new dental implants.

      The science of dental implants has evolved so rapidly from its early days that it is now a very predictable and relatively pain-free procedure. The dental implant procedure is completed with such care and precision you’ll experience as little discomfort as possible. With proper aftercare, you can expect minimal swelling and almost no bleeding. Your physical and emotional health are both important to us. If you feel anxious about visiting us for any reason, please let us know.

      In most cases, you can return to work the day after your implant surgery. Once we know exactly what your treatment will entail, we can give you a much more accurate time estimate and can let you know in advance if you should clear your schedule for longer. We always discuss all post-operative care instructions with you.

      The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you maintain them. They need to be professionally cleaned and examined routinely, just like your natural teeth. We usually recommend a check-up approximately every 6 months but may recommend check-ups more or less often depending on your specific requirements.

      Care for your dental implants like a natural tooth. Regular brushing & flossing, cleanings and checkups and letting your doctor know if you have any problems.

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