Dental Implant Los Angeles, CA
Dental implants are by far the best replacement for missing teeth because they are the only solution that can permanently stop the process of misalignment that takes place when there is a gap in the smile.
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Whether because of an accident or a tooth becoming loose due to poor dental hygiene and needing to be extracted, the mouth’s natural response is to cause the neighboring teeth lean into the space, becoming loose themselves in the process. This can result in a chain reaction and eventually you will need a full set of implants or dentures.
The implant itself consists of three parts. The most important is a titanium screw that is placed in the empty socket and integrates with the jawbone over several months. Then an attachment connects this to a replacement for the visible part of a tooth, known as a crown, made of dental porcelain. Your Wilshire Smile Studio dentist is an expert in dental implants and will work closely with a dental lab to craft one that looks just like your remaining teeth. This will also restore your ability to speak and chew much better than a denture.
If you have lost many or all the teeth on either the upper or lower arch (the upper or lower jaw), you could opt for a less expensive and easier process than having individual implants for each of the 8-16 missing teeth per arch. The All-on-4 dental implant platform can provide as many replacements as needed with just a total of four implants anchoring this into the jaw.
Naturally, it is vital to continue with thorough brushing and flossing, which can help ensure that your implants last 20 or more years. Call Wilshire Smile Studio today to set an appointment for a full examination to determine what the best solution is for your unique smile.