When teeth are lost, they can be best replaced with dental implants. This treatment does require a longer process than alternatives, but its results can last for life and emulate real teeth accurately. A look at the steps involved may help you decide whether to ask our Los Angeles dentist about getting implants for yourself.
The first step toward getting dental implants is a consultation, during which our dentist asks about medical history and dental goals and examines the teeth and jaws. If the jaws lack sufficient mass, bone grafting may be recommended to increase their size for a few months before implant insertion. During placement, our dentist makes incisions in the gums, drills holes in the jaw bone and inserts the implants into those holes. Healing time can vary afterwards from a few months to a year depending on the individual. Finally, our dentist can put the chosen stationary crowns or dentures on the implants.
Implants can be used to replace individual teeth, several teeth or even all of the teeth in the mouth. By scheduling a consultation with our expert in dental implants in Los Angeles, you can learn more about this treatment, what it can do and how it is performed.