If you are missing one or more of your teeth you have several options for reconstructing your smile. Rather than settling for dentures, you can opt for a more permanent solution like dental implants. Dental implants help rebuild a confident and natural-looking smile. They stabilize teeth allowing for a restoration of oral function. Implants even have the ability to improve and enhance facial appearance as they strengthen your gums and jaw.
Implant dentistry replaces missing roots to strengthen and support synthetic teeth. Artificial roots are made of titanium metal and are surgically placed into your jawbone. A prosthetic tooth is then attached to the implant. The process restores functionality and improves overall appearance.
Dental implants should be placed by an experienced periodontist. Dr Raanan partners with a top local periodontist for this portion of the procedure. A skilled prosthodontist, like Dr Rodney Raanan, then places an artificial tooth on top of the implant.
If you and your gums are healthy, and you have enough bone in your jaw to retain an implant you are a viable candidate for dental implants. In cases where the jawbone has shrunk or is not normally developed, patients may qualify for bone graft to build up the bone enough to support an implant.
The dental implant process takes several months to fully complete. The first visit involves a series of radiographs and dental impressions used to assess bone and gum tissue, and to determine the proper spacing of implants. A periodontist then surgically places the implant and the jaw is given 6 months to heal and fully integrate into the bone. A custom-made dental implant crown is then placed onto the implant by Dr Raanan.
Dental implants must be regularly brushed and flossed. Once the process is complete, Dr Raanan will review the proper cleaning procedures for implants with you. Regular follow-up appointments are imperative for monitoring the stability of your implants.
Start your journey to a beautiful, more functional smile today. If you require dental implants in the Beverly Hills area book your appointment with Dr Rifkin & Raanan