Missing teeth can alter the function of your smile and lower your self-confidence and overall quality of life. The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California, offers safe and effective placement of dental implants. Led by oral implantology specialist Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS, the state-of-the-art facility offers patients the highest quality of care in a comfortable, welcoming environment. If you’re interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, book an appointment at the Los Angeles office by phone or online today.
Dental implants are a common and effective way to restore missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants consist of three parts: the artificial root, abutment, and crown.
The artificial root (implant) is a small titanium post designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. The abutment is placed on top of the artificial root and allows attachment of the crown or artificial replacement tooth.
Dr. Elbaz offers both single implants to replace individual teeth and implant-supported bridges to replace multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are placed inside the jawbone and provide results that function and appear just like your natural teeth.
The process of getting dental implants requires several procedures before the final placement of your crown. As a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Elbaz has received extensive training on the placement of dental implants.
He begins the process with a thorough examination, including a CT scan, to check if you have enough jawbone to support the implant. If not, he uses a bone graft to improve the quality and quantity of bone in your jaw. The next step is tooth extraction.
Once he extracts your damaged tooth (or teeth), Dr. Elbaz places the artificial root in your jaw. This surgical procedure typically takes one to two hours and will require some time to heal (3-6 months) before moving on to the next procedure.
The following procedure is the placement of the abutment. The abutment is placed on top of the metal tooth root and given one to two weeks to heal.
The final step in the process is the construction and placement of your custom ceramic crown. The color, size, and shape of the crown blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
One of the most significant benefits of dental implants is that they not only look like natural teeth but function like natural teeth as well.
Dental implants require the same oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and avoiding damaging habits. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, call The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology or book an appointment online today.