Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can really hurt your self-confidence. They can also cause a number of issues with your oral health.

The good news is that there are a number of different dental procedures that help restore the function of your teeth and give you your smile back.

Removable dental prosthetics are not without their flaws, and many people have reasonable concerns about choosing them as a tooth replacement solution.

Fortunately, modern technology has allowed for a longer lasting and more effective form of cosmetic dentistry: dental implants.

Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Best of all, they don’t require you to make many changes in your oral care routine.

This relatively simple procedure will actually fuse your tooth replacement to your jaw bone, which prevents bone loss and keeps your new tooth firmly secured in your mouth. In other words, dental implants offer all of the benefits of other tooth replacement procedures with very few drawbacks.

Dr. Alex Farnoosh and The Total Smile team are proud to offer this life-changing dental procedure to any qualified client who feels that it may benefit them.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a surgical procedure designed to replace damaged, decayed, or missing teeth by replacing the tooth root with a piece of metal that is fused to the jawbone. An artificial tooth is then connected to the metal root in order to securely fasten the replacement into the mouth.

This process is often a much more effective alternative to dental bridges or dentures, which can be ill-fitting and do not support bone growth in the area where the tooth is missing.

Dental implants consist of a few different parts. There’s the crown, which is the part that is designed to replicate a tooth. It’s generally made from porcelain or ceramic. Then there’s the abutment, which is the part that is made to fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. The abutment is often made from titanium.

Finally, there’s the post, which is another titanium part that connects the crown to the abutment.

Dental Implants Before & After

Before – Patient lost almost all of her upper teeth

After– The patient is very satisfied with the appearance, feel and function of her teeth.

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

There are not a ton of requirements for a patient to qualify for a dental implant procedure, but they are certainly a commitment that you must prepare yourself for if you and your dentist decide it’s the best treatment option for your specific needs.

Dental implants may be a good solution for you if:

  • You are missing one or more teeth
  • You have one or more teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed
  • Your jawbone is fully grown
  • Your oral tissues are healthy
  • Your jawbone can support an implant or you’re willing to have a bone graft
  • You have dentures that are unsatisfactory to you
  • You have speech issues that can be corrected with a tooth replacement
  • You are not a tobacco smoker

The process of receiving your dental implants will occur over the course of several months, so if you are unable to commit to that sort of time frame, you may want to consider alternative options.

However, dental implants are most likely the superior option — you will more than likely find that the process of receiving yours is well worth it in the end. You can’t put a price on a healthy smile and fully functioning teeth!

Benefits of the Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are often the best option for a tooth replacement procedure, as they offer an array of benefits that alternative procedures do not. We’ve listed just a few of these awesome advantages below.

Prevents Bone Loss

Your teeth stimulate bone growth in your jaw, so when they’re missing, you can suffer from significant bone loss. Bone loss can result in a shifting of your facial structure, including sinking of the cheeks, sagging of the face and lips, and an overall aged look.

Your dental implant fuses with your jawbone, which will ensure continued bone growth, so you won’t have to worry about looking much older than you actually are.

Prevents Teeth Shifting

Another negative effect of missing teeth is that they can cause your remaining teeth to shift over time. This can eventually cause significant misalignment with your teeth, which can lead to issues that are both functional and cosmetic.

A dental implant will take the place of that missing tooth, preventing your other teeth from shifting around in your mouth.

Restores Self-Confidence

Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can really do a number on your self-confidence. It’s not easy to feel good about yourself when you’re worried about what people will think every time you smile or expose your teeth.

Replacing those damaged, decayed, or missing teeth with a dental implant will not only restore your smile, but it may also make it better than ever before, which will give you your self-confidence back.

Restores Function

Feeling good about your smile is important, but not feeling pain whenever you try to eat is even bigger than that. Your dental implant can restore function to areas of your mouth where it was previously lost, making eating a lot less difficult and a lot more enjoyable.

Improves Speech

All of the parts of your mouth contribute to proper speech. This includes your teeth. When teeth are missing, you might have difficulty pronouncing certain words, making communication not only difficult but also embarrassing at times.

A dental implant can replace that missing tooth so you’re able to enunciate properly and your communication can go unhindered.

Easy Care

Dental implant care is for the most part just the same as caring for your natural teeth. You may want to purchase a softer bristle brush and be a bit more cautious when brushing or flossing, but you can generally just go about your regular oral care routine and your dental implants will be just fine.

Will My Dental Implant Require Bone Grafting?

There are certain instances in which a patient’s jawbone is too soft or is not thick enough to support a dental implant.

The jaw needs to be able to securely hold the implant while the recipient is chewing, and if it does not have the support it needs, then the procedure may fail.

In these instances, you may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure. A bone grafting procedure is when either natural bone or another material is grafted on the area of the jaw that needs added support in order to make it strong enough to successfully secure the dental implant. Your dentist will assess you for this prior to your procedure.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

There are a few factors that will determine how long your dental implant procedure will take. Altogether, you can expect the process of receiving and fully healing from the procedure to take between 6 and 8 months.

If bone grafting is required, you will likely need to wait an extra 4 to 6 months before you can move on to the next step in the procedure.

Dental implants are not necessarily quick and easy, but once you have successfully received yours, you are more than likely going to agree that they are well worth it!

Interested in a Dental Implant Procedure?

Ready to see how dental implants can improve your life? Request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Alex Farnoosh today.

Dental implants help Los Angeles and Beverly Hills residents by replacing teeth that have been lost for many reasons, including age, periodontal disease, injury from sports and automobile accidents, or other traumatic events.

For most people, dental implants are more permanent and comfortable than bridges or dentures. In fact, an increasing number of my patients are choosing dental implants, and according to an American Dental Association survey, the number of dental implant surgeries increased almost 50% over a recent 5-year period.

Imagine what more you can do once a dental implant, or artificial tooth root made from high-strength titanium, is situated in your jaw to anchor a replacement tooth or bridge.

You’ll enjoy an artificial tooth or set of teeth that look and feel just like the real thing, and the people you meet simply won’t be able to tell the difference, increasing your assurance in social settings.

Has the gap in your smile left a hole in your self confidence? Are you tired of eating from a limited menu, or having difficulty speaking clearly? See what it’s like to smile, speak, and eat with comfort and confidence: schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex A. Farnoosh, or call (310) 657-0503 to set up a consultation.
 
To help make your procedure affordable, Dr. Farnoosh offers several convenient financing options through leading healthcare credit companies.

Who Are The Best Candidates for Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Specialist Beverly Hills

I recommend dental implants for patients in good physical health who want to replace missing teeth. You should have healthy gums and be free of periodontal disease.

A good candidate must have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth to allow me to firmly anchor the implants. If you lack adequate bone structure, in many cases I am able to perform a bone graft that will then support the implant.

Implants may be used to replace a single tooth, a bridge, or dentures, and are even an excellent option for patients missing all or most of their natural teeth.

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What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?

My patients enjoy many advantages after their dental implant surgery. Consider:

  • Dental implants look, feel, and function much like your own teeth, offering a more attractive and more functional tooth replacement option that can help to boost your overall confidence.
  • Implants integrate into the structure of your jaw bone, preventing the bone loss and gum recession that may occur with bridgework and dentures, or when teeth remain missing for an extended period of time.
  • Unlike a bridge, implants do not require alteration of neighboring teeth, meaning that the implants allow you to protect more of your natural teeth.
  • When compared with dentures, implants do not require pastes, glues, or cleaning solutions and do not click or wobble when you talk, smile, or eat.
  • Implants can be used to anchor a bridge or support full or partial dentures, increasing the comfort and usability of these devices.

To learn more about the dental implant procedure, contact us today to arrange your complimentary consultation. 

Your treatment results may vary depending on the complexity of your case.

5-Star-Review---The Total Smile - Dr. Alex Farnoosh - Los Angeles Gummy Smile

I recently went through an implant with Dr. Farnoosh. His work was outstanding, carefully going over my options and thoroughly explaining them all to me in detail. He carefully considered all factors that were important to me, such as the need for extensive surgery, recovery time and my insurance coverage. Together we reached the best solution that fit my needs. His demeanor is extremely energetic and positive. I felt like I was really being taken care of very well. If I ever need similar procedures done, I would not hesitate to return to Dr Farnoosh. Jane B.