Dental Implants

Danny Shiri, DDS

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentists & Dental Implant Specialists located in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles, CA

Are you tired of your removable dentures? Do you wish there was a way to have permanent teeth again? Dental implants may be the procedure you’re seeking. Danny Shiri, DDS, is a leading dental implant specialist in Los Angeles and can give you the permanent teeth you want to restore your smile and oral health. To schedule a consultation, call the Carthay, Los Angeles, office, or request an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. 

Your dental implant restores your ability to eat whatever you want and allows you to smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth appear natural and your facial contours preserved.

The dental implant itself is a tiny titanium post that gets placed into your jawbone at the site of your missing tooth. Your bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for your artificial tooth. 

In addition, dental implants help preserve facial structure by preventing the deterioration of your jawbone that occurs when you’re missing teeth.

What are my dental implant replacement options?

Dr. Shiri is a dental implant expert and offers many replacement options to fit your specific oral health needs. Your dental implant replacement options include:

Replacing a single tooth

If you’re missing only one tooth, a single dental implant is all you need to restore your smile. The single tooth replacement requires only the dental implant and the prosthetic tooth. 

Implant-supported bridge

If you’re missing several adjacent teeth, Dr. Shiri may suggest an implant-supported bridge instead of individual crowns. He recommends the bridge because individual crowns may produce poor aesthetic results and compromise your natural teeth.

Implant-supported dentures

If you’re missing all or several of your teeth, Dr. Shiri may suggest implant-supported dentures. This option restores normal oral function and your confidence because you no longer have to deal with ill-fitting dentures that prevent proper chewing and create embarrassing social situations. 

Dr. Shiri may be able to secure lower dentures with as few as two dental implants. He also uses small attachments to eliminate the need for a bar to connect your implants together, which saves time and greatly reduces your cost. 

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dr. Shiri is a leading expert in dental implants and can determine if you’re a good candidate during a consultation. Ideally, you should have good oral and general health and have enough bone to support the implant. 

If necessary, Dr. Shiri can provide treatments to improve oral health and conduct a bone graft to add the needed bone to support your implant.

Call Danny Shiri, DDS, or request an appointment online to see if dental implants make the best choice for you.