Innovations in dental technology offer benefits to patients not before available with traditional dentures and bridges. People who are missing teeth no longer have to live with a less than ideal solution. Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental is highly respected and experienced among dental implant dentists in Los Angeles.
In most cases, dental implants offer a very desirable alternative to dentures or partials, which may sometimes slip out of place. Implants may seem costly upfront, but offer long-term value and reliability. The process may sound uncomfortable, but the experience is generally mild. Patients with dental implants are able to care for them as they would with their own natural teeth. The appearance and comfort of implants are at the top of the scale when it comes to benefits over other restoration options. Another advantage is that the patient’s bone receives stimulation from the implanted post, as well. Acting much like the root of a natural tooth, this encourages bone retention and thus a healthier natural mouth structure. This is not achieved by appliances that only sit atop the gums.
To prepare for the surgical procedure, 3D x-rays are taken and evaluated by Dr. Mungcal to choose optimal placement of the implants. They are then surgically placed into the bone and temporary crowns are worn by the patient while healing. This period allows the titanium post and the bone to bond together for stability. After this time, the permanent dental crown is affixed atop the implanted post. From this point on, regular at-home dental hygiene and visits to your dentist are recommended, the same as with your natural teeth.
If you have questions or you would like to schedule a consultation, please call our Los Angeles office. After getting to know you and your needs, our dentist and professional staff are happy to discuss these and any other treatments available that would be right for you. No two cases are the same, and we are committed to your individualized care. We respect you, and your time. Experience how we strive to earn your trust with every visit to us for your dental care needs.
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