Patients often visit Dr. Rajpal because of missing teeth or severely damaged teeth that may have to be removed. If you’re missing one, several, or even all of your teeth, you may consider tooth root replacement options, such as dental bridges, dentures, and implants. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajpal to explore your options for Beverly Hills dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is essentially a replacement for the root structure of a missing tooth. A dental implant is a titanium post that’s surgically drilled into the jawbone underneath the empty socket of a missing tooth. Once the dental implant is in place, your jawbone tissues gradually heal around the titanium post, making it a firmly rooted part of your dental anatomy. Over time, the dental implant becomes a root that offers a firm and stable base for the prosthetic tooth.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
The implant is the titanium post drilled into the jawbone underneath the missing tooth’s socket. The implant replaces the root structure of the missing tooth and offers a stable base.
The abutment is a connective component attached to the implant. It connects the titanium post to the prosthetic tooth (dental crown, bridge, or denture) and ensures optimal stability.
The crown is the prosthetic tooth attached to the dental implant via the abutment. The abutment can be attached to a crown, bridge, or denture, and it replaces the visible parts of the missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Replaces the natural root structure of the missing tooth
- Offers a firm and stable base for the dental crown
- Can replace one, several, or even all of the missing teeth
- Can support dental crowns, bridges, and dentures
- Offers a lifelong solution to missing teeth
- Looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth
- Maintaining dental implants is simple
- Restores complete bite force, so you can eat whatever you want
When are Dental Implants a Good Solution?
Dental implants are ideal for patients missing one, several, or all of their teeth. Your Beverly Hills dental implants replace the root structure of the missing tooth, so it offers a firm and stable base for the prosthetic components, ensuring optimal results. The implanted tooth doesn’t slip or slide out of place and offers the same aesthetics, functionality, and sensations as a natural tooth. You can also get a dental implant if you have a severely damaged tooth that needs to be removed.
Dental implants are suitable for people of all ages, but you should have good oral health. If you have periodontitis or active dental problems, the dentist must restore oral health before performing the dental implant procedure. Some patients also need a bone augmentation procedure before dental implants to restore jawbone tissues in the missing tooth’s area. Dr. Rajpal will thoroughly examine your oral anatomy, discuss your goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is performed by an oral surgeon — not a general dentist. The implant placement procedure is fairly simple. After administering local anesthesia or general anesthesia, the oral surgeon makes a small incision on the gum tissues and inserts the titanium post into your jawbone, following which your mouth is allowed to heal and recover. Over the next couple of months, your jawbone tissues will heal around the implant, making it a firmly rooted part of your dental anatomy, following which the permanent restoration is placed.
The specific details of the dental implant process vary from one individual to the next.
Schedule a Consultation
Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for Beverly Hills dental implants.
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