When you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, not only does it impact the way you eat and speak, but it can also damage your self-confidence. Fortunately, the team at Warner Plaza Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California offers customized dental implants to replace your lost tooth or teeth. If you want a permanent and natural-looking tooth replacement solution, call or make an appointment online today.
A dental implant is a surgical component that is surgically positioned into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture.
Implants not only helps to preserve bone in the jaw, they also help by preserving the integrity and preservation of the surrounding teeth and enamel.
While dental implants are typically more costly than dentures or dental bridges, they provide a variety of benefits that make them a worthwhile investment. First, dental implants look and act just like natural teeth. This means that not only will no one be able to tell that you have false teeth, but they also stimulate healthy bone development in your jaw and help any remaining natural teeth to stay in place.
Implants are also extremely durable and with proper care can last a lifetime. Taking care of dental implants is simple. You just need to brush for two minutes at least twice a day and floss daily. You also need to have routine dental checkups. Even though your implants aren’t susceptible to decay, you still need your dentist to make sure your overall dental health is good.
The team at Warner Plaza Dental Group starts the dental implant process with a consultation and X-rays to ensure that your jaw is healthy enough to support implants. They offer highly customized treatments, creating case-by-case treatment plans for each patient.
Once your dental team is satisfied with the health of your jaw, they begin the implantation process. They use a combination of local anesthetic and nitrous oxide to ensure your comfort while they implant the posts in your jaw. They use digital X-rays to ensure the posts are placed correctly.
After the area is healed and the implant is integrated into the bone, the abutment is fitted to the post and an impression is taken for the final restoration. Once the restoration has been delivered, follow-up appointments and are necessary to ensure the bit is correct and that you feel comfortable.
Regular cleanings and dental exams are a crucial factor in maintaining a good oral health and in ensuring the health of your implant.
Call or make an appointment online today to learn more about your dental implant options.