Dental Implants in Glendale
Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry – offering a highly viable solution to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is placed, or implanted, into your jaw where a dental crown is then capped on top for a complete tooth that looks and even feels like a real tooth.
Dental implants can replace:
- A single tooth
- Multiple teeth
- All of your teeth (implant dentures)
Are You a Candidate?
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however a large majority of patients are. In order for an implant to be placed into the jawbone, there must be a sufficient amount of room and bone integrity to hold the implant.
Dental implants have very high success rates, up to 98% because of evolving techniques. They offer superior stability over other traditional options.
The Process – What To Expect
Dental implants take time to integrate into your jawbone. Typically, your first step includes implanting a titanium post into the jawbone that will undergo a process known as Osseointegration to fuse with the surrounding bone. This process results in a strong bond that is similar to what a real tooth offers. Several months may be required for this step.
Afterwards, we place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a complete realistic tooth that looks so close to a real tooth that friends, family, and strangers will not even be able to tell the difference.
Treatment Planning Using Implants
The choice of the type of implant, the number of implants, and their location can involve a complex decision process which is best determined by the kind of replacement that has been selected. Implants should be placed as though they were guided by the final restoration. It is now possible to place implants precisesly using a computer planned and generated plastic guide. With these implants, people with dentures can have esthetic, fixed replacement teeth, teeth that don’t come out. Because of conventional implant cost, or availability of bone, Mini Implants may be the best option to help stabilize complete dentures. We can help you understand your options and plan your treatment course and avoid costly mistakes.
Discuss Your Options Today!
To find out whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants, please call us at 818-246-5611 for more information.