Missing a tooth or teeth due to injury, trauma, or some disease can be a bit embarrassing. With dental implants in Los Angeles, it’s possible to bring back your smile, your confidence, and quality of life.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root secured into the jawbone. It holds a replacement tooth or bridge, and can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or a whole set.
There are many other options to replace teeth, but dental implants are the most preferred replacement option. They look natural and do not require tweaks and major changes in the adjacent teeth; the artificial root also stimulates your jawbone the same as natural teeth do, leading to fewer bone loss and a younger appearance.
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>> Dental Implant procedure & recovery
With advancement in the technology, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
A dental implant is basically a root device made out of strong metals such as titanium, used to support different kinds of dental restorations, such as tooth replacement. It is an artificial tooth root placed right into a patient’s jaw in order to hold a bridge or replacement tooth in place.
Dental implants are often used to replace missing teeth due to injury, disease, and other causes. Since implants don’t rely on your remaining teeth for support, they do a better job in saving your teeth than traditional bridgework.
Most people worry about the amount of time it takes for often complicated dental implantations as well as the required period of recovery. Conventional implant procedures often require several appointments and long hours of surgical procedures, not to mention weeks, months, and even years of recovery.
However, technological advancements significantly reduces the amount of time it takes for an implant to be placed as well as for recovery. Nowadays, implantation only takes a day instead of being spread out to multiple appointments and virtually no recovery time is needed as patients can eat almost anything they want immediately after.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing a missing tooth using a crown, as well as replacing a set of teeth, using the implants as the anchor for the bridge. Dental implants can also be used as fixed teeth, to give support to a full denture.
Dental implants vs. Dental Bridges
Dental implants are often the better solution for replacing missing teeth. Not only do they look and feel like real teeth, they are also very stable and secure, and are very unlikely to go out of place, unlike dentures and bridges.
Implants also save your existing teeth from alterations to accommodate bridges, leaving more of your natural teeth untouched. Dental implants also restore your ability to speak and eat comfortably and with confidence, making them one of the best options for tooth replacement.
Types of Dental implants
There are many different types of dental implant procedures to choose from, depending on the type of restoration you need. A single tooth replacement only requires one implant and a crown to replace the missing tooth, therefore replacing the missing tooth as well as its root.
Multiple tooth replacement involves implant-supported bridges, while replacing your entire set of teeth requires an implant supported full bridge or full denture. Sinus augmentation is also done if the implantation is done on the upper back jaw, where bone quantity and quality is insufficient. Ridge modification, on the other hand, fixes deformities in the lower or upper jaw.