Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are considered the safest and most predictable type of tooth restoration currently available. While implants can be used to replace one lost tooth, they can also support bridges or dentures to complete an entire smile. Our Los Angeles dental implants dentist can help you decide on the best option for your needs.
In order to place dental implants, we will need to perform a minor surgical procedure. This can sound intimidating to a lot of patients, but the process is done right in our office under local anesthesia. In many cases, patients are done and on their way in about an hour. Once the implants are in position, you will have a healing period before they can be permanently restored. During this time, the bone will fuse to the titanium implant. The screw-like design ensures maximum contact between the implant and bone structure that ensures greater strength and stability. The healing process usually takes anywhere from two to nine months for most cases. Once the bone and implant have fused together, we will finish the process by attaching the permanent restoration. Your new smile will then be ready to show off and use.
Fortunately, complications are rare with implants. In fact, the procedure has a success rate greater than 95 percent. If you are healthy, have good dental health and do not smoke, you can be confident that your risk of complications is extremely low. Once attached to the bone, the implants will not shift, move or need to be replaced. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is their longevity, as they can last 15 years or a lifetime with the proper care. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your implants consultation with our team.
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