Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in Encino, CA & West Hollywood, CA
Missing teeth do more than leave unsightly holes in your smile — they can also harm your overall oral health. If your smile is missing teeth, you should consider replacing them with dental implants. At Sargon Dental, serving Encino, California, the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sargon Lazarof, DDS, and Dan Dansie, DDS, offer exceptional dental implant services to help patients achieve beautiful smiles and optimal oral health. To schedule an appointment, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone via a minor surgical procedure. They’re made from biocompatible materials, like titanium, which means that your body doesn’t recognize them as a foreign substance. Because of this, your implant can eventually fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Once fused to your bone, a dental implant is nearly identical to a natural tooth root. It provides healthy stimulation to your jawbone while also serving as a stable foundation to which the team at Sargon Dental can affix a natural-looking restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Why should I get dental implants?
Dental implants are among the most advanced systems for replacing missing teeth and offer many advantages for your smile. Because they become a natural part of your jawbone, they don’t require any special care or maintenance. They’re also one of the most reliable dental procedures, with a success rate of up to 98%.
Unlike bridges, which require you to shave enamel from some of your teeth to replace a missing tooth, dental implants can fill a hole in your smile without doing any damage to neighboring teeth.
If you wear dentures, dental implants can provide a better system of support than the traditional means of suction or adhesive, making your dentures feel more comfortable and stable in your mouth.
And unlike traditional dentures and bridges, dental implants provide your jawbone with healthy stimulation, preventing bone loss that typically occurs with missing teeth.
What’s the process for getting dental implants?
The surgery to place your implants involves making a small incision in your gum and drilling a tiny hole in your jawbone. Dr. Dansie then places the implant in your jaw bone and closes up your incision.
Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months, at which point you come back to get your abutment. Your abutment is a small post that connects to your implants. This attachment sticks up and out from your gums to hold your restoration.
After your abutments are securely in place, the team at Sargon Dental takes an impression of your mouth to fabricate your restoration. Once your crown, bridge, or dentures are ready, they permanently bond it to your abutment. With your restoration in place, you’ll feel like you were never missing a tooth in the first place.
Don’t wait any longer to give yourself a full and healthy smile. Schedule your implant consultation today by calling the offices of Sargon Dental or booking a visit online.