Dental implants give replacement teeth a secure root that’s almost as good as your natural ones. Shabani Dental in La Crescenta, California, uses the highest quality dental implants and offers single or multiple replacements, including implant over dentures. Call Shabani Dental today to see if dental implants are your best choice for missing teeth, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.
Dental implants restore your smile when you have one or more missing teeth. They’re a permanent replacement that mimics a real tooth’s function and appearance more accurately than any other treatment.
Each implant consists of three sections:
The implant imitates the function of your tooth’s root. Your dentist inserts it into the hole where you’ve lost a tooth so bone and gum tissue grow around it, securing it in place.
The abutment is the part of your implant that shows above the gumline. It acts as a base for the crown.
Once the implant is secure, your dentist can attach a crown to the abutment. You could choose a crown that matches your natural teeth or one made from other materials. Shabani Dental uses high-quality Nobel Biocare Implants™.
Your dental implants should last for several decades or even a lifetime if you take good care of them.
You’ll likely be a good candidate for dental implants if you don’t have periodontal (gum) disease and you have enough good-quality bone in the affected area.
If you have these problems, Shabani Dental’s periodontics experts can treat gum disease, and the practice’s oral surgeon may be able to use bone grafts to build up the implant site.
Your dentist performs a thorough exam, takes X-rays, and discusses the procedure with you in detail before proceeding with dental implants.
The first step is surgically placing the implant screw into the bone. It then takes a few months for new bone to grow around the implant and secure it in place.
Next, your dentist uncovers the implant and attaches the abutment. They take an impression for the crown and cement it into position over the abutment.
You could have several teeth done individually, or implants can form part of a bridge to cover several missing teeth. Shabani Dental also uses dental implants to fix implant-supported dentures. The team makes regular dentures that you can remove whenever you like and implant over dentures to suit every patient’s needs.
The implant procedure does cause some discomfort, but your dentist numbs the area to eliminate pain. Afterward, your gum tissue may be sore or bruised, but many patients report feeling much better than they anticipated.
Call Shabani Dental to arrange a dental implant consultation or book an appointment online today.