Full Dental Implants Los Angeles
Losing teeth can be a big blow to your self-confidence. It can also affect your dental health. Replacing those lost teeth can preserve your smile and your confidence, and only one dental restoration option is able to replace lost teeth for life: dental implants. Our Los Angeles full dental implants expert can help you decide if dental implants are right for you.
Implants work differently than other restoration options. Bridges depend on nearby teeth for support, and dentures are held in place by suction and gravity. Unfortunately, while both types of restorations can replace the look of teeth, they cannot necessarily replace the full function of teeth. In fact, they can even contribute to other dental problems, including decay in the supporting teeth, gum irritation and bone loss. When our expert in full dental implants in Los Angeles places dental implants, they can actually combat these problems.
Los Angeles Full Dental Implants
Your candidacy for implants will be based on your dental and medical health. We will also need to determine the amount and quality of bone in your jaw. Most people can benefit from dental implants, but people who smoke may need to quit during the healing period to reduce the risk of complications. The implants are generally placed in an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic and sedation, if needed. Once the implants are in place, the jaw will be allowed to heal, a process that can take a few weeks to a few months depending on your age and health status.
Once your full mouth dental implants have been secured into place by your jawbone, our Los Angeles full dental implants expert can restore them. This is usually done with dentures, which are held securely into place with the abutments on the implants. Implant-supported dentures are strong, stable, and extremely secure, and the design of the implant helps keep the jawbone strong and dense.
The success rate of dental implants is about 95 percent, and most people are still smiling broadly years after their implants were placed. Contact us to learn more about dental implants or to schedule your appointment with our expert in full dental implants in Los Angeles.