Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. The implant will act as an artificial tooth root, providing support for your replacement teeth. At Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D, we offer dental implants for restoring missing teeth. We also serve areas including Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335.
Dental implants are an ideal solution if you’re missing one or more teeth, as they look and feel like natural teeth. Since they’re designed with comfort and function in mind, dental implants are stronger than most other restorations.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that mimics the function of a natural tooth. The implant is made of a biocompatible material called titanium, which fuses with the jawbone, helping to support the restoration. Once it has healed, a dental crown is attached to it.
The dental implant procedure can be broken down into two stages:
Stage One: A dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone. This surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient remains awake during the procedure. However, they will feel no pain.
Stage Two: Once the implant has healed, the dentist will attach a dental crown. The crown is made in a dental lab from impressions of your natural teeth and is made of porcelain, which will look and function just like your natural teeth.
What Are the Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants have many documented benefits, including:
- Permanently replace your missing teeth without altering adjacent teeth.
- Preserve jawbone health, preventing bone deterioration.
- Improve and restore your smile function.
- Restore your confidence in your smile.
- Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting, improving your oral health.
How Should You Care For Your Dental Implants?
Dental implants are incredibly easy to maintain. They require the same daily care as your natural teeth: brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. While it is important to maintain the health of your natural teeth, it is especially important to maintain the health of your dental implant. Without proper care, your dental implant can become damaged and loose. This can lead to other issues and can even affect the health of neighboring teeth.
To learn more about our dental implants, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, which is quite close to Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034.