Do you struggle with poorly fitting dentures or partials? Are you embarrassed by gaps in your smile? Are you seeking a natural looking, long lasting solution? Dental implants could be exactly what you need. No other restoration comes so close to mimicking a natural tooth in comfort, appearance, and functionality.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, which is placed in the jawbone to support replacement teeth. An individual tooth can be replaced by a cosmetic porcelain crown atop one implant. Several teeth can be replaced with individual crown-topped implants, or a bridge supported by two or three implants. An entire arch (all upper or lower teeth) can be replaced by specially designed overdentures, and a few supporting implants.
The procedure essentially involves three steps.
- First, the implants are inserted in the jawbone, in a gentle surgery. The patient is provided with temporary restorations to wear while the bone heals.
- Step two is simply waiting, usually three to six months. Any lingering soreness should fade within a few days, but osseointegration takes time. During this comfortable process, the bone creates new cells, building up around (and attaching to) the implant.
- Step three completes the process. In just a couple of appointments, you will have your brand new smile! A connector called an abutment is attached to the implant, and then the final restoration is put in place.
The process is simple, and the success rate is high – well over 90 percent. However, the procedure for placing a dental implant is sophisticated and technique sensitive. It may be difficult for an inexperienced dentist to achieve reliable, truly esthetic results. Some dentists refer patients to other practices for some phases of the procedure.
When you choose Downtown Dental, you won’t have to sacrifice quality or convenience. We perform all phases of the procedure, right here in our office. We provide no hassle dentistry, with flexible scheduling, validated parking, a location convenient for Los Angeles and West Hollywood residents, and fast, efficient service. You can rest assured knowing that you will receive premier quality care from Dr. Don Mungcal. He has more than 15 years of experience, countless delighted patients, and a collection of “Best Dentist” awards.
You don’t have to spend another day hating your smile. Call 213-863-9464 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mungcal today.