Dental Implants FAQ
Are you looking for dental implants in West Hollywood? You came to the right place.
Oftentimes, an accident, injury, or disease can cause tooth loss that leads to oral health problems as the remaining teeth shift and the bone starts to deteriorate. In these instances, dental implants are the answer.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. Shaped like a screw, it is surgically placed into the jawbone to secure a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Stable and permanent, implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants done at our West Hollywood dental office are an ideal tooth replacement procedure because they look and feel like natural teeth. Studies show that dental implants have a 95 percent success rate.
Why Choose Implants
Implants are great for patients who are unable to wear dentures. Instead, the dentist will place the dental implant directly into the jawbone to support permanently cemented bridges. Dental implants can be made from several different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. When surgically anchored into the jawbone, the dental implant fuses with living bone in a process known as “osseointegration”. After your mouth heals, usually in three to six months, your doctor will place a permanent crown over the post to complete your smile restoration.
Do I really need to replace one tooth?
A missing tooth leaves a gap in your smile, which can make you feel self conscious about your appearance. As well, even one lost tooth can damage your oral health by causing other problems, such as the shifting of other teeth. Dental implants can replace one tooth or the whole mouth full, giving you back a solid, healthy smile.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
How do I care for my implants?
Treat your dental implants like you would your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, and schedule routine checkups with Dr. Chaves. Following these steps will make for successful implant therapy and a gorgeous smile.
What are implant-supported dentures?
If you are not a candidate for dental implants to replace all your teeth, Dr. Chaves may recommend implant-supported dentures, which will create a more secure situation with your dental structure. With implant-supported dentures, several titanium posts are placed in your jaw bone so that the denture can snap on to the implants, reducing slippage and improving comfort.
How much do dental implants cost?
Because each case is unique, it is impossible to estimate the cost of dental implants until you meet with Dr. Chaves for an initial consultation. After a complete exam, Dr.Chaves will explain the findings and review treatment options, which will include the cost of the implants.
If you think you might need or want dental implants, you owe it to yourself to give us a call and see if they are right for you.
Sunset Center for Dental Excellence
9201 Sunset Blvd. # 609
West Hollywood, CA 90069