You want the best available solution to fill those unsightly gaps in your smile. As you may know, dental implants are the most widely recommended option. They are stable, comfortable, and beautiful. With basic hygiene and dental care, they can last a lifetime.
Implants sound great, and they are. What is holding you back? For many patients, the answer is one simple word: Surgery. It sounds painful and risky. You are probably envisioning a lengthy recovery, and you simply don’t have time for that. Don’t worry – the procedure is technically a surgery, but it is very minor, safe, and predictable. When you choose Downtown Dental, the procedure is also convenient, with beautiful results.
During the procedure
Some dental practices will refer you to an associate for certain stages of the procedure. Dr. Don Mungcal has extensive training and experience placing implants, with exceptional results. He will perform every stage of the procedure, from consultation to completion, right here in our comfortable office. You will have the peace of mind of seeing the doctor you know and trust every time. You can also enjoy the convenience of our validated parking, flexible scheduling, and prompt service throughout treatment.
You won’t have to suffer for a beautiful smile. The area is completely numbed before the surgery begins. The surgery only requires a tiny incision in the gums. Placing the implant is fast and gentle. It is also exceedingly accurate, because we use 3D imaging to plan the procedure. If you are anxious anyway, we understand. That is why we offer various levels of sedation, so you can relax.
After the procedure
What happens when the anesthetic wears off? You might have a little soreness and swelling. It should be mild, and go away within a few days. Most patients compare the experience to a standard tooth extraction.
The replacement tooth is usually not placed at the same time as the implant. It takes a few months for the bone to attach itself firmly to the implant. This process, known as osseointegration, is natural and painless. You will have a healing collar or temporary restoration to keep your smile intact and protect the implant during this time. Once your jawbone has securely attached to the implant, Dr. Mungcal will place the final restoration. That’s it – your new smile is ready to go!
Let Dr. Mungcal give you a reason to smile. Call 213-863-9464 and schedule a consultation today.