Beverly Hills Dental Implants
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution to tooth loss. Tooth loss affects more than half of American adults over the age of 35. While it is common, it can also have serious health effects. If you are missing a tooth, your smile has more than just an unattractive gap: It may also have an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease and further tooth loss. Our Beverly Hills dental implants dentist can help.
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are missing one or more teeth
- Have good general dental health
- Have adequate bone density or are willing to undergo grafts to build up the tissue
- Are interested in a permanent solution to tooth loss
If our Beverly Hills dental implants expert determines that dental implants are right for you, they will be implanted into your jawbone. There they will take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. A single dental implant will usually be used with a porcelain crown. If you are missing multiple teeth, several implants placed at strategic points throughout the jaw can be used to support a dental bridge or dentures. Our expert in dental implants in Beverly Hills will help you determine the most appropriate restoration for your needs.
Dental Implants Beverly Hills
The implant is made of a special metal that is biocompatible and fuses with the jawbone. As the bone heals in a process known as osseointegration, the implant becomes a firm foundation for the restoration. The osseointegration process can take several months, but a temporary restoration can be used to close the gap as you wait for your permanent restoration.
Once your implants have been placed, good dental hygiene can help the implant site heal and ensure long-lasting results. Brush twice a day or after meals, floss every day and visit us for checkups as recommended. You may have other more specific aftercare instructions as well.
If you are missing one or more teeth, we can help. Contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our expert in dental implants in Beverly Hills.
A dental implant fitted with a crown can be used just as you would use your normal teeth for biting and chewing. And since the color of the crown can be made to match your surrounding teeth, it is unlikely anyone will even know that you have any implant. The implant will also keep your jawbone stimulated, which will prevent bone loss from occurring. The functional and cosmetic benefits of dental implants are particularly nice for patients who have lost all of their teeth and have been fitted with dental implants to support a fixed bridge or an overdenture. These patients will once again be able to eat and speak as they used to, without the fear of their dentures falling out of their mouths.