Do you have a smile that is ruined by missing teeth? You may have trouble eating and talking with teeth missing. Fortunately, there is a solution for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Beverly Hills dentist to talk about receiving tooth implants to restore your smile.
Tooth implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth and can help you avoid having loose dentures. We would be glad to help you get started when you give our office a call today. Please schedule your free initial consultation with our Beverly Hills dentist right away.
What Are Tooth Implants?
A tooth implant involves getting a post screwed into the jawbone that will hold a crown to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium, and they require a certain amount of jawbone mass in order to hold the post.
This post is two pieces. One is the screw that gets implanted into the jawbone, and the second is the portion where the dental crown will be placed. The post needs a few weeks of healing before you can get the permanent crown placed.
The benefits of tooth implants include filling in gaps left by missing teeth, promoting jawbone retention, preventing facial deformity, and improving your smile’s appearance. These benefits are the reasons why implants are the most popular solution for missing teeth.
Will I Need Sedation for Tooth Implants?
When you are receiving a tooth implant, you are likely going to receive some form of conscious sedation.
There are several options for conscious sedation. You can have an IV placed, take medication orally, or breathe nitrous oxide. These forms of sedation are most popular because they keep you calm throughout your procedure while keeping you conscious enough that you could easily be woken up.
General anesthesia is not generally used for a dental implant unless a patient is receiving an entire mouth full of them or they have such a severe dental phobia that you would need to be put all the way out for the procedure.
General anesthesia can pose more health risks for someone getting a dental implant.
If you want this treatment, it is important to talk to your dentist about your sedation options. Find out the risks and benefits of each treatment and learn if you will need a ride home from your procedure. In some cases, you will not need a ride home from your treatment.
How Long Do Tooth Implants Last?
Dental implants are regarded as a permanent solution for missing teeth. You can have the same crown for around fifteen years before it would need to be replaced. It would be best if you did not assume that, because your tooth is a crown, it does not require adequate oral hygiene.
You should still see a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, as this can extend the lifespan of your tooth implant.
Generally speaking, if you take good care of your teeth and replace the crown as needed, your tooth implants can last indefinitely.
We strongly encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about this treatment today.
Meet Our Beverly Hills Dentist Today
If you are interested in learning more about the top solution for missing teeth, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Beverly Hills dentist today to talk about tooth implants. Dr. Farnoosh is experienced in restoring smiles and has helped many patients leave looking and feeling their best.
We would love to hear from you right away to set up your first free consultation. You are one phone call away from getting the smile you want. Call us today!