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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

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

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

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
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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

Beverly Hills dental implants are 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.

Why Choose Dr. Rajpal for Your Dental Implants

Dr. Rajpal of Beverly Hills Dental Arts is a nationally recognized cosmetic dentist, celebrated for transforming smiles for celebrities with her expert touch and diamond dentistry. In addition to her cosmetic dentistry artistry, Dr. Rajpal excels in every aspect of a perfect smile, including dental implants, providing patients with seamless, natural-looking results. Her meticulous approach and dedication to patient care make her a top choice for those seeking both cosmetic enhancements and dental implants. Schedule a consultation today to experience Dr. Rajpal’s exceptional dental expertise.

Dental Implants FAQs

Can I eat solid food after dental implants?

Following Beverly Hills dental implants it’s essential to stick to a soft diet for a few days to allow proper healing. Gradually, you can reintroduce solid foods as advised by your dentist. It’s crucial to avoid hard, crunchy, or excessively hot foods during the initial recovery period.

How do I care for dental implants?

Proper care of dental implants involves regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental check-ups, just like natural teeth. Avoid abrasive toothpaste and use a soft toothbrush. Additionally, maintain a good oral hygiene routine and steer clear of harmful habits like smoking to ensure long-term implant success.

Can smokers get dental implants?

Smokers can get dental implants, but they face higher risks of complications like implant failure and slower healing. Dentists often recommend quitting smoking before undergoing implant surgery to improve the chances of success.

Can a dental implant be done with only local anesthetics?

Yes, Beverly Hills dental implants can be performed using local anesthesia, numbing the area where the implant is placed. It allows patients to remain awake and pain-free during the procedure. However, for more complex cases, sedation options may be considered.

Does a dental implant look like a real tooth?

Dental implants are designed to closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth. The crown (visible part) of the implant is custom-made to match your existing teeth in color, shape, and size, resulting in a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile.

How many teeth can I get a dental implant on in one visit?

Typically, dental implants are placed one at a time, and multiple implants are done over several appointments. The number of implants in a single visit depends on your specific case and the dentist’s recommendation. Complex cases or full mouth restorations may require multiple visits.

Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime. However, factors like oral hygiene, overall health, and lifestyle choices can influence their longevity.

Why Choose us for Beverly Hills Dental Implants

Beverly Hills Dental Arts, led by Dr. Rajpal, excels in dental implants, providing expert solutions for missing or damaged teeth. Our meticulous procedures, personalized consultations, and focus on patient satisfaction ensure optimal results. Schedule a consultation today for a radiant, functional smile that lasts with Beverly Hills dental implants.

465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 701
Beverly Hills CA 90210

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