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.
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
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.
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