A dental implant replaces a missing tooth. An implant is actually an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jaw – a restoration, such as a crown, is screwed into this tooth root to fill the hole left by the missing tooth. Dental implants are a great option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, cavities, or injuries. Our dentist in Reno, NV, wants to answer some common questions about dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

Dental implants are generally made of titanium, which is a strong, biocompatible metal. The titanium implant fuses to the natural bone in your jaw. Dental implants have been used for more than 40 years; they are safe, effective, and can even stimulate bone growth to improve the health of the jawbone!

Do You Really Need to Replace a Tooth?

According to the American Dental Association, it is necessary to replace a missing tooth. Leaving space between teeth can negatively impact the way you chew and speak. The adjacent teeth may shift into the empty space, which can cause bite problems and even change the appearance of your face, making your cheeks appear hollow and sunken in. In certain cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

Procedure & Aftercare

During your procedure, you can be sedated, partially sedated, or just numbed. After your implant is placed, it can take several months to fully fuse with the jawbone as the bone around the implant heals. Each case is different, and every patient has a different experience with their procedure and healing process. We can advise you more on the process during your consultation!

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-298-6108!


Your 5-Star-Rated & New Favorite Dentist in Northern Nevada

The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

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Our Reno, NV
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Reno, NV 89509


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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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