Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
If you need to replace damaged or missing teeth, permanent dental implants are an excellent option. At Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we install dental implants using the latest technology, carefully coordinated between your oral and maxillofacial surgeon and restorative dentist. Experience the benefits of a bright, pristine smile with the help of our expert surgeon, Dr. Adamous or Dr. Sonnichsen.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are anchored permanently with an artificial root, offering stability to the structure of your mouth. Missing teeth cause your jawbone to weaken, and dental implants avoid this deterioration by stimulating bone growth. Gaps in your teeth also make the neighboring teeth more vulnerable to decay, and implants also prevent additional tooth loss by sheltering these teeth. Implants are highly customizable, and the color can be matched to the rest of your teeth for a seamless appearance. Finally, implants are composed of similar materials to your natural teeth, and they replace all the functions of missing teeth, allowing for proper biting, chewing, and speaking.
How is a dental implant installed?
First, we replace the root of your missing tooth with an implant. Your jawbone will need time to strengthen, so after a short time to allow for this bone growth, we attach a titanium support post, or abutment. This support post creates a strong foundation for the artificial tooth. Titanium is widely used in artificial joints because it’s strong, safe, and not prone to rejection. Finally, we install a crown on top of the support post shaped to look like the missing tooth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Advantages of Our Practice
We employ the latest technological advances for your dental implant surgery, including a three-dimensional dental CAT scan to assess the shape of your teeth. Dr. Adamous, an experienced specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, is a veteran of many difficult dental extractions, such as wisdom teeth removal.
We are also able to minimize your amount of surgical procedures with new types of single-stage implants. Where some implants require a second procedure to uncover them, single-stage implants can be installed in a single surgery, though six weeks of healing are required before the placement of artificial teeth. In some cases, we can even install the implant during the same procedure that we extract your damaged teeth. We excel in coordinating with your dentist through all stages of the process. Dr. Adamous performs the surgical procedures: extracting the teeth, performing bone grafting if necessary, and installing the actual implants, while your dentist crafts the permanent or temporary prosthesis and fits it to your teeth.
We bring a personalized approach to each patient, creating implants specifically for your needs. Our practice offers a wide array of services, all in a comfortable, family-focused environment centered on your health and satisfaction. Call us today to schedule an appointment and discuss the many benefits of dental implants to improve your oral health and give you a sparkling smile that lasts a lifetime.