Dentists around the world are turning to dental implants to restore full function in patients who have lost one or more teeth. This form of tooth replacement provides permanent support that most closely mimics that of the natural tooth structure, which fits in with our goal at Downtown Dental – to create smiles that last a lifetime.
Although a restorative procedure rather than cosmetic, dental implants are customized to meet the specific needs of each patient, of which no two are exactly alike. When you visit our downtown Los Angeles practice for a dental implant consultation, your dentist will discuss your options so that you can experience ultimate restoration.
Root form implants
One of the factors affecting dental implants is that of bone density. When there is adequate bone tissue, root form implants, or endosteal implants, may be used. In this procedure, titanium implant posts are inserted directly into healthy jawbone structure. Over time, bone tissue fuses around implants, making a solid foundation ideal for functional chewing.
In some cases, the amount of healthy gum tissue and jaw structure is inadequate to support root form dental implants. Fortunately, there are alternatives that allow for optimal restoration of tooth structure. To facilitate the implant procedure, bone grafting may be recommended. There is also the option for short implants in situations where bone density must be accommodated.
All on 4 implant system
Ideal for the replacement of traditional dentures, the all on 4 implant supported denture is a type of hybrid appliance that begins with the insertion of 4 implants, situated perfectly to support a denture appliance. The all on 4 implant procedure is minimally invasive, requires less bone graft procedures and produces quick results for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Your downtown Los Angeles dentist has the skill and techniques to restore full function to your smile. Contact us to experience your best smile.