Dental Implants Los Angeles
It can be embarrassing to have missing teeth. You may be uncomfortable eating, speaking or even smiling in public. Some people are missing teeth due to injury, gum disease or you may have teeth that just never developed. Fortunately, the dental implant procedure can replace missing teeth for whatever the reason. Dr. Koshki, an accomplished dentist in Santa Monica, offers this very safe and effective treatment for his patients.
Dental implants are long-lasting tooth root replacements. They are the treatment of choice when it comes to replacing one, a few or all missing teeth. Our dental implants in Los Angeles are meticulously designed to provide the look and feel of natural teeth. While not everyone is perfectly suited for dental implants (the patient must have adequate bone density and a formidable immune system), those who do undergo the procedure enjoy a tremendous success rate.
The implant process requires three visits over the course of a few months, depending on the case. The first appointment will be to place the actual implant. Successful dental implants depend on the implant integrating properly with the jawbone, which will take place over the next three to four months. The patient then returns to have the implant exposed. An abutment (connector) is placed on the dental implant to extend it above the gum line. Once the gums have healed, an impression of the implant is taken to fabricate the crown. The final step is placing the crown.
Replacing more than one tooth with dental implants is also an option. Multiple implants may be placed to replace several teeth. These implants would hold a complete bridge or partial denture. The implant process is essentially the same whether one or many teeth are being replaced.
It takes time and effort to make dental implants successful. If you commit yourself to the care of your mouth, your implants can provide you with a lifetime of healthy-looking smiles. Feel free to contact us directly with questions about the cost of dental implants, or about the any aspect of the procedure.