Los Angeles dentist explains the purpose of a dental implant

Los Angeles dentist explains the purpose of a dental implant

Tooth loss can be devastating. It affects the appearance of your smile by leaving a gap in your mouth. Functional problems with eating or speaking can occur as can bone loss. Dental implants are an option to replace missing teeth restore the look and function of the smile. Los Angeles dentist Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental offers the dental implant procedure to qualifying patients.

Dental implants effectively replace missing teeth.

Made of titanium, implants are posts or cylinders that replace missing teeth. Implants are sturdy and provide a level of security and stability not found with other dental restorations. Functionally, they mimic the tooth root and thus feel like natural teeth. Advantages of dental implants include the following:

  • Depending on a patient’s need, a single tooth or multiple teeth may be replaced with implants.
  • Unlike other restorations that only replace the visible tooth, implants replace the root, or the unseen portion. Without a tooth or root, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Implants stimulate and maintain the health of the bone.
  • Due to their placement, implants are secured in the bone and feel natural.
  • When topped with a crown or denture, implants restore the function and appearance of a natural smile. Patients can eat, speak, and smile normally once more.
  • With proper dental care, implants can last a lifetime.

 

The dental implant process

The process from start to finish takes several months. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Mungcal must first determine that you have enough health bone to support the dental implant. If you are a qualified candidate, the implant is positioned to replace the missing tooth. In about three to six months, the bone and gums heal around the implant. The abutment and restoration are placed resulting in a beautiful smile.

Consider dental implants to restore the health and appearance of your smile. Contact Downtown Dental today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mungcal. 213-863-9464

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This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
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Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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