DENTAL IMPLANTS BEVERLY HILLS & HOLLYWOOD CA
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Sometimes you need something more than a simple filling or crown. For particularly catastrophic incidents, you may find yourself needing to replace an entire tooth. Thankfully your dentist at TruGLO Modern Dental will know what to do. In addition, if you have lost a tooth to decay or injury, we will provide you with a strong, cosmetic, and reliable dental implant. Dental implants are an incredible cosmetic option for patients with missing dentitions.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! They’re rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, and enjoy life again.
Implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth. Implants look, feel, and function like natural-looking teeth. If you’ve lost your teeth, you can regain the ability to eat anything and smile with confidence again with your new natural-looking pearly whites.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts. Your dentist places them into the jawbone where teeth are missing, where the bone will bond with the titanium. This bonding creates a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
In addition, dental implants help preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, both of which often occurs when teeth are missing.
The restoration is long-lasting and lasts for the longevity of a patient’s life when properly cared for. Patients are advised to be on regular cleaning visits, typically every three to six months, for the best maintenance of the implant.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
With a solid set of dental implants, you can count on a variety of advantages, including:
- Improving your appearance
- Improving speech
- Better comfort
- Improved eating and chewing
- Greater self-esteem
- Oral health improvements
- Exceptional durability
- Convenient to use
- 90 percent surgery success rate
With this many benefits, it’s no wonder implants are a sought-after cosmetic procedure. Getting implants provides both physical and psychological benefits.
ARE THERE ANY DOWNSIDES?
Dental implants are a safe procedure to get. But just like any surgical procedure, there can be potential complications and drawbacks such as:
- Peri-implantitis (gum disease around an implant)
- Food impaction
- Nerve, sinus, and cavity injuries
- Appointments required
- Possible more dental work needed
- Potential high cost, especially for multiple teeth
At TruGLO Modern Dental, our dentist will be transparent. We will go over all your options to see if Dental Implants make sense for you.
EVALUATION FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
If implants are the right choice for you, there are steps needed in the process. First is a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Dr. Rhonda Kalasho will address your specific needs in conjunction with an oral surgeon or periodontist referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us. Our team at TruGLO Modern Dental will work with you intimately to help make your procedure a success.
DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Dental implants are like metal anchors, acting as tooth root substitutes. The dentist places them surgically into your jawbone. Next is placing the small posts called “abutments” onto the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth called “crowns.”
Placement of your implants involves two surgical procedures. The first step is placing the implants within your jawbone. For the first three to six months post-surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums. They will gradually bond with the jawbone. During the process, you will be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet. While this is occurring, your dentist designs the final bridge or denture. This final piece will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
When the implant bonds completely to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The dentist uncovers the implants, attaches a small healing collar, and starts making your new teeth. This step involves taking an impression. Then the abutments can connect to the implants. The replacement teeth cover the abutments. This entire procedure usually takes several months to complete.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RECOVERY PROCESS?
You can expect a degree of discomfort and soreness after the procedures, as with any dental surgery, but this shouldn’t last for more than a few days and is usually well handled with the medication and antibiotics given. This can be abated with antibiotics and pain medication. Let your dentist know if the pain worsens in the days following the procedure.
You don’t have to worry about missing teeth anymore. At TruGLO Modern Dental, we have the tools to help give you an implant you will be more than happy with. Call for a consultation with Dr. Rhonda Kalasho. We will evaluate your specific needs to see if a tooth implant procedure is correct for you.