At our practice, we offer high-quality dental implants to replace one or more of your missing teeth. A dental implant is a metal fixture inserted into the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root, bonding with your natural bone to strengthen the base of your jaw and allow our dentist to place your new artificial tooth. Without proper treatment, it is possible that your smile will be at risk for severe bite changes or misalignment. According to your situation, our dentist can remove any damaged teeth from the affected area before prepping you for treatment. If necessary, you may also receive a bone grafting to strengthen your jawbone for the implant placement.
Dental implants are generally more comfortable than dentures, and they permit you to eat and smile as you normally would. Implants do not require surrounding teeth to be reduced in order to make a bridge, meaning that you will be able to preserve your remaining teeth. You may be well suited for a dental implant if you:
During the first portion of the procedure, the implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. Once this is completed, a period of healing is often necessary to permit the post to connect with your natural bone. The second portion of treatment will involve the placement of your abutment post, which connects your dental restoration, or the artificial tooth, over the top of your implant post. Whether your restoration involves a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a fixed or partial denture, we will make certain that your restoration is customized to fit your smile securely and comfortably.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, we welcome you to contact our office today at 310-458-4000 and schedule a visit with our dentist.