What to Know About Dental Implants

Damaged or missing teeth can be painful and frustrating. They not only affect your overall health, but they can also deter you from wearing your beautiful smile. There are many ways of dealing with damaged or missing teeth, but one that has become increasingly common and effective is the dental implant. As you plan a visit your dentist, it’s important to know what to expect with this treatment option, so here’s a quick guide.

What are dental implants?

Unlike dentures and fixed bridges, dental implants are permanent options for tooth replacement. Instead of anchoring the tooth onto the surrounding teeth or the gum, dental implants are surgically fused in the jawbone through an artificially manufactured root which serves as the foundation. Implants are durable and rarely need replacement, unlike fixed bridges that require replacement two or three times in a lifetime.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

The advantages of dental implants include:

  • They are reliable: Unlike dentures, which require removal, replacement, and maintenance, implants are permanent and do not need to be removed.
  • They enable you to eat everything: With dental implants, you can enjoy sticky and hard food, which you should avoid with traditional dentures. This is because implants are as strong as regular teeth.
  • They save the adjacent teeth: Implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for anchorage since they have a root of their own. This means that the integrity of other healthy teeth is preserved.
  • They are good-looking: Among all the other teeth replacement options, dental implants provide the most natural look. They are aesthetically superior to dentures and fixed bridges.
  • They give you confidence: The downside of dentures is the embarrassment they can cause with their noise and slippage. With implants, you can speak and smile confidently, knowing that these teeth are firmly held in place.

What should I expect during a dental implant procedure?

An implant procedure is a multi-step process which can last for several months. Here are the steps involved:

  • The first step is a complete dental examination to establish the extent of the damage. This might include an x-ray.
  • Your dentist will then create a treatment plan. At this point, they will determine the condition of the jawbone, the number of teeth that need replacement, and whether the damaged teeth need to be removed before the implant procedure starts.
  • The implant procedure begins with the insertion of the dental implant cylinder into the jawbone. You are them given a healing period of several months, after which an implant crown or prosthesis is placed.
  • Once the procedure is complete, your dentist will give instructions on how to take care of your implants. Caring for your implants is similar to that of normal teeth– regular flossing and brushing to avoid plaque.

Endosteal Implants are the most popular type of dental implants. Your dentist will drill small holes in the jawbone where the implant is placed directly. Direct placement gives the implant maximum support.

Schedule an Appointment

Dental implants are an excellent option for restoring your smile if you’ve experienced tooth loss. To discuss your options with dental implants at Wager Evans Dental, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

Check Out The Reno Aloha Festival August 29-30!

From Saturday, August 25 through Sunday, August 26, you and your family can enjoy a little taste of tropical paradise at the Reno Aloha Festival! This festival welcomes visitors to experience a sampling of Hawaiian life that includes great food, merchants, educational activities, and more! This festival is FREE for families to attend, so you can have a slice of island life at no cost. The festival is being held at Wingfield Park, along the Truckee River. Your Reno, NV dentists office is proud to live in a community where so many fun events are happening. Let us know if you would like to schedule a routine dental visit, or if you have questions about the cosmetic dental services we offer.




The Reno Aloha Festival will take place from Saturday, August 25 through Sunday, August 26.


The festival is being held at Wingfield Park, with activities located by Truckee River.


This event is FREE for families to attend!.

Activities Include:

You can enjoy a little bit of Hawaii right here in Reno! Check out great food, fun demonstrations, and educational activities. You can also check out items on sale from islander merchants, and take the kids to Keiki Village.

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Schedule Your Next Dental Visit At Wager-Evans Dental!

At Wager-Evans Dental, patients can enjoy quality care at every appointment! Our practice is proud to offer a comprehensive range of services that can help you maintain great oral health. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To set a consultation, or your next dental appointment, please contact us today by calling
(775) 829-7700.

Dental Sedation Can Make Oral Care More Comfortable

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Dental Sedation Can Make Oral Care More Comfortable

For anxious patients, the idea of dental care can have the potential to cause discomfort. If you suffer from this problem, you may put off necessary trips to the dentist to have a problem examined, or you might find yourself avoiding routine dental appointments. This has the unfortunate effect of putting you in a situation where you can be more likely to develop a problem that calls for involved treatment, like a root canal procedure. Your Reno, NV dentist’s office can offer dental sedation during your appointment if you struggle with anxiety. By relying on this support, you can have an easier time in the dentist’s chair, and feel more comfortable setting up a future appointment. Continue reading “Dental Sedation Can Make Oral Care More Comfortable”

Using Implants And Mini-Implants To Help Restore Smiles

Your Reno, NV dentist’s office can provide restorative dental care to address a wide range of oral health issues. While one person may come in to have a cavity removed, and a filling placed, another patient can come in seeking help with advanced tooth loss. To address the problem of missing teeth, your dentist can provide support with dental implants. Implants help to stabilize restorations – they can help with holding a single replacement tooth in position, and they can be used to keep dentures in place. Mini-implants are also available, and they can help to hold dentures, or to provide support for someone whose jawbone has suffered deterioration. Continue reading “Using Implants And Mini-Implants To Help Restore Smiles”

Does A Chipped Tooth Need Cosmetic Or Restorative Work?

Your chipped tooth may be unpleasant to look at, but is the problem also a threat to your oral health? Relatively minor dental injuries can lead to some confusion. While you may be aware of its effects on your smile, it can be hard to know how much damage a relatively small chip has done to your tooth. Your Reno, NV dentist’s office can provide an examination, and determine what course of action is appropriate. They can let you know if a tooth is only in need of cosmetic dental work, or if the damage needs to be addressed through restorative dental treatmentContinue reading “Does A Chipped Tooth Need Cosmetic Or Restorative Work?”

Avoiding Dental Health Troubles Through Smart Daily Care

Your Reno, NV dentist’s office can help your smile by providing restorative and preventive dental care that keeps you in good health. In between visits, you should be doing your part to protect your smile. Tooth decay can do permanent damage to your tooth, cause an infection, and – if nothing is done in time – even make an extraction necessary. When you consider how harmful a cavity can be, it becomes easy to see why an effective approach to daily dental care is so important. Consistently brushing and flossing will help, but you should think about oral care as more than just a matter of cleaning your teeth. Your diet choices, and your habits, can also have an impact on your dental health.  Continue reading “Avoiding Dental Health Troubles Through Smart Daily Care”

Did You Know You Could Have A Tooth-Colored Filling?

The right materials can make a big difference in just about any setting. When it comes to restorative dental work, having the right material for your dental filling makes it possible to preserve the appearance of your tooth. Because your Reno, NV dentist’s office provides composite resin fillings, you can have expert cavity care without worrying what your restoration will do to your smile. You can also look forward to an impressive degree of support, as composite resin actually bonds directly with your enamel. This means that in addition to looking more like your natural tooth, your filling will enjoy more support, and you can have fewer concerns about your filling shifting, or loosening. Continue reading “Did You Know You Could Have A Tooth-Colored Filling?”

Check Out The Northern Nevada Dragon Boat Festival

On Saturday, August 18, you and your family can head out to Sparks Marina to check out the Northern Nevada Dragon Boat Festival! This particular event is in its second year, but this sport can claim roots that extend back more than 2,500 years! You can spend a day at the Sparks Marina checking out racers compete on the water in 40 foot boats adorned with dragon heads and tails, while also checking out vendors, exhibitors, and a Health and Wellness village! Your Reno, NV dentist’s office encourages people to go outdoors and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Because a healthy lifestyle also means staying on top of your oral health, make sure you schedule routine dental care for you and your family!  Continue reading “Check Out The Northern Nevada Dragon Boat Festival”

Taking Care Of Those Unsightly Smile Flaws With Veneers

There are a number of different problems that can make a person reluctant to show off their smile. The presence of chips or cracks, developmental flaws, and discoloration can cause embarrassment and frustration. Fortunately, your Reno, NV dentist’s office can provide cosmetic smile care that addresses these different issues. When an individual wants to correct multiple issues, and ensure lasting improvements, porcelain veneers can be recommended. When you use porcelain veneers to address smile flaws, you can hide many superficial concerns with just one procedure. Your dentist can talk to you about what to expect from veneers, or any other cosmetic procedure, during a consultation. Continue reading “Taking Care Of Those Unsightly Smile Flaws With Veneers”