At Danny Shiri DDS, we recommend dental implants as a permanent and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants recreate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth and are made from titanium, a solid and biocompatible material.
The implants are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the bone through osseointegration. This gives the restoration a strong base. Once an implant has been placed in the jaw, it can take up to several months for the bone to grow around and fuse with the dental implant. A temporary crown is placed over the implant during this process. This protects the implant from damage and preserves the surrounding healthy teeth and gum tissue.
A permanent restoration can be attached once the implant is fully healed and stable. A custom-made porcelain dental crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the abutments. This creates a permanent replacement that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth.
Types of Dental Implants
Endosteal implants resemble small screws and are typically made from titanium, which is biocompatible and integrates well with the surrounding bone. They are placed directly into the jawbone during a surgical procedure. These implants provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth such as dental crowns or bridges.
Subperiosteal implants are used when there is insufficient bone height or quality to support traditional implants. Instead of being implanted directly in the jawbone, these implants are placed on or above the jawbone but below the gum tissue. Subperiosteal implants comprise a metal framework with posts that protrude through the gum tissue. Dental prosthetics, such as crowns or dentures, are attached to the posts. Subperiosteal implants are typically used when traditional implants can’t be used due to inadequate bone density.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implant restorations are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile. Dental implants also help preserve the natural contours of your face and prevent the sunken appearance that can occur with missing teeth.
Dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth and are designed to provide maximum comfort. They eliminate the discomfort and irritation often associated with removable dentures, as they don't pressure the gums or cause sore spots.
Jawbone and Facial Structure Support
When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. Dental implants help stimulate and preserve the jawbone through osseointegration, preventing bone loss and maintaining the integrity of the facial structure.
Dental implant restorations are designed to function and look like natural teeth, providing a long-term and stable solution for tooth loss. For more information about dental implants, visit Danny Shiri DDS at 6310 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 295, Los Angeles, CA 90048, or call (323) 935-9102.