Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth without the downsides associated with alternative treatments. What makes dental implants different is their insertion into the jaw bone, where they integrate with tissues and provide absolute stability to attached dentures or crowns. In addition to the cosmetic advantages of dental implants, which contain no hardware above the gums, this treatment from our West Hollywood dental implants expert ensures comfort and abilities to speak and chew as if only natural teeth were present.
When patients receive dental implants, they gain the most complete replacement for missing teeth. In contrast to removable dentures, which can slip or click, dental implants remain firmly in place at all times. Unlike bridge-supported crowns, which require healthy adjacent teeth for placement, dental implants stand independently and can be used to replace single teeth or all of the teeth in the mouth. Because dental implants eliminate gaps between teeth and transfer pressure to the jaw during chewing, they let patients avoid jaw bone resorption. Patients who get this treatment from our expert in dental implants in West Hollywood enjoy lower risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and facial muscle loss in the long term.
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The ability to place dental implants depends on jaw bone density and size. In some cases, patients seeking dental implants may not immediately be eligible for treatment because their jaws have deteriorated slightly. However, many patients can undergo bone grafting to increase their jaw bone mass so that dental implant placement can be performed. Unfortunately, patients with impaired healing due to uncontrolled diabetes or smoking may not be eligible for this treatment from our West Hollywood dental implants expert.
Dental implants are normally placed in two appointments with our expert in dental implants in West Hollywood. Depending on healing rate, the time between appointments may span three or more months. Whereas the first appointment is used to insert the implants into the gums, the second appointment is used to place the desired dentures or crowns atop the implants. When bone grafting is necessary, implant placement may be delayed by as much as nine months. At a consultation with our expert in restorative dentistry in West Hollywood, patients can learn more about dental implants and find out if this treatment is right for them.