Your teeth are an important part of your speech patterns and eating habits. Without them, you will not be able to speak as clearly or chew thoroughly. Missing teeth can even lead to more serious health problems if left untreated, which is why it is important to talk to a periodontist about how to replace them.
Traditional Dental Implants
Most patients consider traditional dental implants in Los Angeles, CA to be more convenient than removable dentures. When properly taken care of, dental implants can last for decade. Implants can replace one tooth, several missing teeth, or an entire set of teeth. It is important to note the duration and complexity of the procedure depends on your individual situation. Although implants are quite common, they are not right for everyone, so it is important to consult with your periodontist.
Unlike traditional implants, which often use at least six different implant locations, All-on-4® implants use just four. They normally do not require bone grafting the way traditional ones do. All-on-4® is often used in patients with lower bone density who may not be a good candidate for traditional implants. Like traditional implants, All-on-4® implants should be taken care of exactly like you would your natural teeth. Doing so often leads to excellent long-term results.
Some patients are good candidates to receive their implants on the same day they begin the process. Also known as immediate load dental implants, Teeth-in-a-Day implants can even be placed directly after you have had a tooth extracted. In addition to the added benefit of allowing you to walk away from your periodontist with a beautiful smile and functional teeth on the same day, same-day implants save time. This is particularly helpful for busy individuals who might not have time to schedule several appointments over the course of a few weeks or months.
If you have missing teeth or if your teeth have advanced decay, do not allow the problem to go on longer than it has to. For dental implants in Los Angeles, CA, get in touch with Dr. Andrew M. Satlin, D.D.S., by calling 310-907-5912.