Dental Implants Surgery Los Angeles
Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement surgery that is supported by the jawbone just like natural teeth are. They do not decay, they do not affect healthy adjacent teeth, and they are stable enough to use just like your natural teeth. Our Los Angeles dental implants surgery expert offers consultations that enable people to learn more about the surgical process and determine their candidacy.
We begin with a consultation and a complete dental exam. Your teeth and gums should be healthy, and your oral structures need to be strong and large enough to support the implant. We may take X-rays or CT scans to identify underlying bone and tissues, and dental impressions may be needed. If you are a candidate for implants, our expert in dental implants surgery in Los Angeles will explain the process and your options so that you can make the decision that will best meet your needs.
Los Angeles Dental Implants Surgery
The surgery will usually be performed in a single appointment. However, if you need to have a bone or tissue graft, our Los Angeles dental implants surgery expert may recommend having this done before the implants are placed and giving the tissues time to regenerate adequately before proceeding further. The implant can be placed under local anesthesia, but sedation may also be available to help you feel calm and relaxed or even sleep through the procedure.
After the implants have been placed, the bone tissue will begin to grow around the implant and helps secure it into place. Over time, the implant essentially becomes a part of your jaw, and it can last forever if you maintain it appropriately. You may need occasional checkups with our expert in dental implants surgery in Los Angeles to ensure that everything is proceeding as expected. Once the implant has fused with the jaw, it can be restored using a porcelain crown. If you have multiple implants, you may benefit from a dental crown or dentures. Call us today to learn more about the dental implants procedure or to schedule an appointment.