SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANT
We are Located in west Los Angeles on the corner of Westwood blvd and wilshire. Call us @ 310-824-0055 for a consult.
Benefits of dental implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant . This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
This procedure normally includes multiple visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant placed.
First Session: Examination
The dentist makes a first examination and takes x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure and If necessary would send you for cat-scan.
Second Session: Implant Placement
The implant is placed. At this time, a temporary tooth is also attaches to the implant that allows you eat and function. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone(Osteointegration) before the next step in 3-4 months.
Third Session: Impression For Final Crown
This step is to take impression for the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new crown is installed in 2 weeks.
Fourth Session: Placement of Prosthesis
In this final session the new porcelain crown is cemented.You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. It is important to keep the tooth and gum around it clean .
ALTERNATIVES TO DENTAL IMPLANT
Fixed Partial Bridge:
This is a traditional procedure that has been done for more than 50 years. The problem is that dentist end up grinding two other teeth to support the bridge. A lot of times grinding of teeth leads to sensitive teeth and possible need for root canals.
Removable partial Denture:
This is a procedure that could cause bone resorption in the areas of the extraction. It is also not very comfortable and sometimes causes social issues.