All About Dental Implants
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. When your smile is damaged due to tooth decay or trauma, it has a negative impact on your self-confidence, as well as your overall health. If you have gaps in your smile due to teeth you have lost to decay or trauma, dental implants can restore your smile to a healthy radiance. At MD Periodontics, we have nearly 20 years of experience placing dental implants and restoring healthy, gleaming smiles.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant restores a missing tooth with the use of a metal post which is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once that post has healed and is firmly in place, a tooth or bridge is placed. The doctors at MD Periodontics work with precision and skill in placing advanced dental implants. Their experience and expertise make them the leading periodontists in Beverly Hills for your dental implants.
How do they Work?
Dental implants provide firm support for prosthetic teeth and bridges, as they are anchored to your jawbone. Unlike dentures, a dental implant won’t slip loose from your gum. It is fixed in place. These dental restorations look, function, and feel natural – a great improvement in quality of life over dentures. Unlike a bridge, it is not necessary to remove some of the natural structure of the adjacent teeth to place a dental implant.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two types of implants which are recommended by the American Dental Association.
- Endosteal Implants. This type of implant is secured directly to the jawbone using a titanium post. Once the gum tissue has healed from the initial procedure, a second procedure will be required to connect the implant to the post. The final step in the process is the placement of an artificial tooth (or teeth in the case of a bridge) over the implant.
- Subperiosteal implants. This type of implant uses a metal frame which is secured to the jawbone just below the gumline. This frame will become affixed to the jawbone as your body begins to heal from the process. The posts attached to the frame will appear above the gum and will ultimately have an artificial tooth (or teeth) attached in the final process.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
If you are considering a dental implant, you need to have healthy gums and bone tissue to which the post for the implant may be affixed. If the bone is not stable enough to support an implant, a bone graft may be required to prepare the area. Good oral hygiene is necessary to maintain the integrity of your dental implant once it has been placed.
Why Should I Choose MD Periodontics?
MD Periodontics is Beverly Hills’ premiere facility for dental implants. Our periodontists’ care and expertise attract clients not just from the Los Angeles area, but around the globe. A consultation with either Dr. Moshrefi or Dr. Daneshmand is the first step on your journey to a healthy solution to tooth restoration, and a smile you can happily share.