A dental implant is a titanium root that is surgically put in the jaw bones of a person. Once set up, the titanium surface bonds to the jaw bone. Implants offer a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They can strengthen crowns and bridges. They likewise settle fixed and removable dentures.Implants offer an improved look, as they have a look and growth like natural teeth. They save the adjoining natural teeth as there is no reason to cut a healthy tooth to put an extension crown. As the implant surface bonds to bone, it gives strong foundation for the replacement teeth.
- More than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws
- 15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth
- 3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
- 10% of all US dentists place implants but that is increasing
- The success rate of implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98%
- Implants performed by US dentists 5,505,720 (2006)
- Implants performed by US general dentists 3,103,930 (2006)
- The dental prosthetic market in the U.S is projected to reach $5 billion by 2018
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- How many implant procedures have you performed?
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- What’s your education and training in implant treatment?
- Which technique* and type of replacement teeth or appliance do you recommend for me, and why?
- What steps are involved in the process and where and by whom are they performed?
- What should I expect throughout the process in terms of pain, recovery time, eating, etc.?
- Will I have teeth throughout the process?
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- What are the risks of the treatment option you’re recommending?
- What are the benefits?
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Los Angeles Dental ProstheticsThe next step in the procedure is to have a metal post implanted under the gum line. This aspect of the procedure is what sets a implant apart from other forms of cosmetic dentistry and Dr. Vatan is a true expert at performing the procedure. The metal post is secured to the jawbone in order to create a durable, synthetic root system that rivals the strength of natural roots with one exception – metal can’t become infected. Over the course of a couple of months, the metal post and jawbone will fuse together. This creates a level of durability that cannot be replicated in any other type of procedure. Afterwards, Dr. Vatan will secure the new synthetic tooth to the metal post at the surface of the gums. The new tooth is attached so securely, that patients can eat their favorite foods, maintain an active lifestyle, play sports, and more, without fear of their tooth becoming loose or falling out. Patients throughout CA enjoy the benefits that come from never having to worry about their tooth again. Check out what others are saying about our implant services on Yelp: Implants Los Angeles.
A secure option for your teeth replacementDentures balanced out with implants are secure and have a superior fit than traditional removable dentures. With the right implant dentist Los Angeles at Vatan Dental Group you don’t have to worry about anything as you will get the best treatment for your dental issues. People may lose their teeth because of any accidents or any injuries while playing sports or doing any physical activity or for periodontal disease. On the off chance that you have a missing tooth, it is critical to get immediate treatment as it might affect your oral health and your jaw bone. Missing teeth can hugely affect your life. It can affect your smile, make eating painful and lower your confidence. There are a few different ways to replace a missing tooth however nothing beats dental implants by the best implant dentist Los Angeles at Vatan Dental Group. A dental implant fills in as a replacement for the root of the missing natural tooth. It is made of titanium and used to help dentures for full as well as partial mouth teeth replacement.
Caring for Dental Prosthetics and Implants Once implants have been installed, they are extremely easy to care for. We hear from patients throughout Los Angeles with questions that range from “Do implants come out” and “How do I brush my teeth”. The answer is fairly simple. Since dental prosthetics are installed by creating a synthetic root system, they are durable and secure and will not fall out or become loose. This means you can go play basketball, run in a 10k, and wrestle with your kids – without worrying about your tooth coming out.In order to care for your implants, we advise patients throughout California to brush and floss their teeth throughout the day like they normally would. Additionally, it is important to schedule dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Vatan at least twice a year. The staff at Vatan Dental Group will help to clean your teeth and ensure that they stay healthy. This step is incredibly important because while dental prosthetics cannot become infected themselves, the teeth around them can. If, in the future, you suffer from a severe case of gum disease or a dental abscess, the infection can spread into your jawbone. This puts your implants in jeopardy because in order to stay secure, the jawbone must be in good health. If it becomes infected, your dental prosthetics and all of your teeth will be in jeopardy. If you currently have implants and your teeth start to hurt, call 310-906-1300 to schedule an appointment immediately. This way we can identify any infection and treat it before it can spread into the jawbone. As long as you follow these simple preventative care steps, your implants and natural teeth should remain in good health.
Here is why you should consider it:
High Success Rate – A dental implant has a normal achievement pace of 95 percent. This makes it an exceptionally looked for after technique to replace missing teeth. Likewise, with appropriate care, it can keep going for a very long while.
Improved Appearance – The look and feel of dental implants is much the same as natural teeth. They look more alluring in appearance than removable dentures.
Prevents Bone Loss – When you lose a tooth, you additionally lose the bone that held it set up. This may cause the loss of one tooth after another. This procedure of tooth replacement can bond your bone. It likewise helps in keeping up the jawbone quality.
Supports Adjacent Teeth – If one tooth is missing, at that point the others will steadily move, influencing an individual’s capacity to chew, bite and talk. Getting a man-made tooth to replace the missing one will ensure that your teeth keep on working in comfort.
Easy to Clean – Implants are like natural teeth and can be effectively cleaned with normal brushing and flossing techniques.Improves Overall Oral Health – This procedure helps in keeping up the general oral wellbeing and enables you to eat a wide range of nourishment with no issue.
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Implant FAQQ: I need to replace two missing teeth next to each other. Can I just have one implant placed and attach it to one of my natural teeth and make a bridge? A: Generally, this is not a good idea-over the years we have learned that it is generally much better not to attach implants to teeth. We frequently attach implants to each other, which can improve strength and works well. So in a case like this, although it may be more expensive in the short term to place two implants instead of one, the long-term success is likely to be much better with the two implants. Q: I lost my upper back teeth on one side and have gone for years without doing anything about it. My sinuses always seem to bother me more on that side than on the side that I have back teeth. Could these problems be related to one another? A: In a large majority of people who have had their upper back teeth missing for a long period of time is the increasing downward growth of the maxillary sinus. At birth it is the size of a pea, and progressively grows as the skull matures. This growth is at the expense of the surrounding bone. If you are considering replacing those upper back teeth with fixed teeth that stay in all the time, it may be necessary to perform a sinus elevation procedure to allow room for placement of dental prosthetic implants into this area to support those teeth. This involves placement of bone and/or bone substitutes into an area which was previously occupied by the lower part of the maxillary sinus. Most importantly, this procedure increases the available bone use to place implants and restore the missing back teeth. Q: I’ve had dentures for several years and have lost a lot of jawbone. My lower dentures are floaters and I need help. Is there still hope for me? A: In most cases, with the new options available today in the field of dental prosthetic implants, some form of treatment can be done. We encourage people to get help as soon as possible if they are already having some problems with their current situation. These problems include: excessive use of denture adhesives, chewing only soft food, unable to taste some foods, constant mouth sores, unhappy with the appearance of one’s teeth and bite position (in some cases the nose and chin getting closer together). The sooner the problems are corrected with dental prosthetic implants the more choices one has available for treatment. If you have any or all of the above symptoms, implants could very well be the answer for you. Q: I am missing all of my teeth and am now wearing a full upper and lower denture. I can no longer tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw? A: It is not necessary to have an implant for every tooth that is being replaced. The number of implants necessary to provide support depends on the type of implants used and the type of teeth (removable vs. non- removable) that will be attached to the implants. A thorough oral exam and panoramic x-ray is all that is necessary in most cases, to determine which implant can be used and how many must be used. Sometimes additional x-rays or CT scans are used in more complicated cases. Q: I consulted a dentist several years ago about using implants to replace my lower denture and he told me that I did not have adequate bone available to place enough in-the-bone implants without danger of fracturing my now fragile jawbone. Are there any alternatives? A: Because of the advances in the field of implantology, there are now more choices and techniques. It’s the rare person that cannot receive an implant or a combination of implants. Today we have available many types of implants designed to accommodate multiple problems. Q: I had a root canal on a tooth that fractured and now it has to be removed. Can it be replaced with an implant or do I have to have a bridge or a partial? A: Teeth that have root canals can fracture more easily than other teeth because they are weaker and somewhat dehydrated. They can sometimes be as brittle as glass. In the past the best available treatment was to remove the tooth and file down the adjacent teeth and make a bridge – caps on the adjacent teeth with an attached “dummy” tooth in between. Sometimes this still is the only way. However, in many cases an implant can replace the fractured tooth and no teeth need to be ground down at all.
Helpful Related Links
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). What are dental prosthetic implants. 2013
- American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Implants defined. 2015
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of dental terms. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s page on implants. 2015