If you currently have missing teeth, broken teeth, dentures or a bridge that you would like to replace with a more permanent option, our dentist in Reno, NV, may have the perfect solution: dental implants. A dental implant looks just like a regular tooth and blends seamlessly with your smile. However, if you’ve been missing teeth or have had dentures for a long time, there may be a loss of bone necessary to support dental implants. Our dentist can help overcome this obstacle and get you your ideal smile.

What Is Bone Loss?

Bone loss in the jaw and supporting structures of the mouth happens over time. If you are missing teeth, or have been using dentures for a while, there are no teeth present to exert pressure on the jawbone. This is a problem because this stimulus is what encourages bone cell regeneration. The longer this goes on, the more volume is lost from the bone, leaving it unable to support the dental implants you want to have placed. 

How Do You Fix Bone Loss?

Thankfully, there is a procedure called bone grafting that helps rebuild the bone and strengthen it to the point that we can insert dental implants successfully. A bone graft is placed in the area where the bone is thin or has low volume. This encourages cell turnover and strengthens the bone prior to the procedure. 

What Are The Benefits?

Fixing issues with loss of bone volume allows dental implants to be placed. The most beneficial part of dental implants, aside from a beautiful smile, is that the titanium root continues to exert pressure on the jawbone, encouraging the bone to regrow further, just like a regular tooth would! This can help improve chewing and speaking that may have been impeded due to missing teeth.

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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