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Dental Implants in Woodland Hills, CA

Looking for Implants in Woodland Hills, CA? For an appointment at Woodland Hills Cosmetic and Family Dentistry call our Woodland Hills Dental office today at 818-225-9410.

Imagine being able to replace your lost tooth, not with removable dentures, but with an implant that looks and feels just like a normal, secure tooth. With dental implants from your Depew dentist, you can accomplish this. This procedure has become a popular option in dental reconstruction, with over half a million implants placed every year in the U.S. With their natural appearance and strong fit, dental implants can be your answer to repairing your smile.

Advantages of dental implants include:

  • A secure, comfortable fit that looks and feels natural, without the slipping of normal dentures
  • No other adjacent teeth have to be ground down or disturbed to hold an implant in place
  • You can talk and eat normally without the inconvenience
  • You will no longer feel self-conscious about missing teeth

During the implant process:

  • Your jaw bone area just below your gums is fitted with metal posts.
  • Once in position, the dental implants are mounted securely on these posts, giving you the look and feel of a brand new tooth!
  • Not only will your self-esteem improve, but your oral health will as well.

Abutment and Placement

Most implants have three pieces: the implant that goes in your bone, the abutment (or connector) that holds the tooth, and the crown tooth that attaches to the abutment. The crown is shaped like a tooth and made to look like the others around it so that it is not obviously false. Abutments are made of different materials, most commonly titanium, but they can also be made of gold or zirconia. A special type of dental cement is used to keep the crown attached to the abutment. Well made dental implants have a very tight connection between the implant and the abutment. This is important for the long-term maintenance of your bone around the implant.

The Benefits of Implant Abutments and Crowns:

  • No slipping to ensure natural speech and chewing ability
  • Natural appearance and feel of teeth
  • Eliminating pain and discomfort that can be caused by traditional dentures or bridges

During your appointment, you’re given the necessary anesthesia or sedation. Your bone is reduced, and the four implants and abutments are then placed, as are the temporary crowns.

After the procedure is complete, you’re given the necessary medication, antibiotics, and post-op instructions. You will also have a follow-up appointment a week later to check on your status and remove your sutures.

After a few months, your final restorations will be placed.

 

Implants vs. Bridges

Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by your dentist.  An implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. The post is inserted into the jawbone and supports a natural-looking dental crown. The post must fuse with the jawbone so it is firmly anchored in position. Once this process is complete, an abutment is attached to the post. An “abutment” is the structure that supports the crown. The dental crown is then screwed or cemented to the abutment. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.

If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, it is important to determine the best way to replace them. Replacing missing teeth will restore your confidence and prevent further issues like shifting of teeth, difficulty speaking, change in bite, a risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The two most popular options for replacing missing teeth are dental implants and dental bridges. Which option is best for you?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by your dentist. An implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. The post is inserted into the jawbone and supports a natural-looking dental crown. The post must fuse with the jawbone so it is firmly anchored in position. Once this process is complete, an abutment is attached to the post. An “abutment” is the structure that supports the crown. The dental crown is then screwed or cemented to the abutment. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge literally bridges the gap that is created due to tooth loss. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.

Implant-Supported Bridges

A bridge is a restoration for two or more missing teeth in a row. There are many forms of this type of restoration. Perhaps the strongest option for a multiple-tooth restoration, an implant-supported bridge provides many advantages over other options. Common restorations like fixed bridges or removable partials can cause the surrounding bone to weaken because they are dependent on adjacent teeth for support. Implant-supported bridges integrate with the natural bone, providing a much stronger and more natural restoration.

A bridge is a restoration for two or more missing teeth in a row. There are many forms of this type of restoration. Perhaps the strongest option for a multiple-tooth restoration, an implant-supported bridge provides many advantages over other options. Common restorations like fixed bridges or removable partials can cause the surrounding bone to weaken because they are dependent on adjacent teeth for support. Implant-supported bridges integrate with the natural bone, providing a much stronger and more natural restoration.

Depending on how many teeth are missing, the bridge is placed using a few implants. Once the implants are placed, temporary teeth are attached over them until it is time to attach the permanent bridge. The result looks just like your natural teeth and allows you to chew and speak properly.

Implant-Supported Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look. It is supported by a titanium “root” and post, implanted into the jawbone. The implant cements the artificial tooth in place, ensuring a sturdy fit and keeping the tooth and surrounding teeth from shifting out of position. An implant-supported crown looks much like the natural shape, size and color of your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile that’s sure to last.

A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look. It is supported by a titanium “root” and post, implanted into the jawbone. The implant cements the artificial tooth in place, ensuring a sturdy fit and keeping the tooth and surrounding teeth from shifting out of position. An implant-supported crown looks much like the natural shape, size and color of your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile that’s sure to last.

Implant-Supported Dentures

An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture (a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants) that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants.

Individual Upper Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount a replacement tooth into that area. If you’re considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support them.

If you’re missing your upper teeth, having all of them individually replaced so that they will appear to be growing out of your gum tissue will most closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. Because the bone in the upper jaw is not as hard as the one in the lower jaw, people often need more implants, usually 8 to 10, to support their new replacement teeth. Separate abutments or support posts for each one of these implants will be made and crowns for each missing tooth will be placed.

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