Dental Implants Doctors Los Angeles
Our dental implants doctors in Los Angeles offer a wide range of dental implant options. The most common type of implant mimics the root of a tooth with an artificial replacement attached to the jaw bone and functions just like a real tooth. This implant is called an Endosteal (in the bone) implant and unlike bridges or partials, replaces the entire tooth as well as the missing root. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth and helps provide support to the jaw bone and muscles, protecting them from the dangers of shrinkage or atrophy. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
The second type of implant is subperiosteal (on the bone) which is set on top of the jaw with the metal posts of the framework protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis in place. Patients unable to wear conventional dentures often use these types of implants. Our Los Angeles dental implants doctors can recommend the type of prosthetic that is right for you.
Los Angeles Dental Implants Doctors
Traditional removable dentures can often be difficult to fit, painful to wear, and may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Partial dentures and bridges can require removal of otherwise healthy teeth as a means of securing the prosthetic ones. Cutting down the surrounding teeth exposes them to possible decay, root canals, or fractures resulting in even more extractions and replacements. Our dental implants doctors in Los Angeles can provide patients with implants that have the look and feel of natural teeth. With proper care and cleaning, implants can last a lifetime.
With a consultation, you'll learn that implants are neither expensive nor invasive. Depending on the scope of the work, our experienced Los Angeles dental implants doctors can place an implant in 15 minutes or less. The procedure is significantly less invasive and less traumatic than conventional bridges and according to patients, the discomfort can be considerably less than that of simple tooth extraction. Recovery is quick, and most people return to work or school the following day, though the needs of each patient vary. In most cases your new teeth will be able to function immediately.
Contact our Los Angeles dental implants doctor today to find out if implants are a good solution for you and your teeth. And consultation with our Los Angeles Dentist is complimentary!