What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a common treatment used by dentists across the country. Our office is a full-service office of Los Angeles Dentists. It is a very common procedure and a great option for most people. How do you know if implants are right for you?

Dental Implants

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At New Image Dental we understand the benefits of dental implants and recommend these options to many of our patients in our dental practice.

Below are some of the common questions about dental implants.

Why should I get a dental implant?

los angeles dentistsDental implants are an option for almost anyone with a cracked or missing teeth. They are a superior alternative to dentures, especially for those who do not need all of their teeth replaced.

Many of our patients prefer dental implants to dentures as implants will not slip or need to be removed for cleaning. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth and improve the talking, eating, and facial alignment of those with certain dental ailments.

Are dental implants right for you?

Is it safe to implant a tooth?

Insertion of a dental implant is considered a safe and routine procedure. Implant procedures are referred to as “new teeth in a day” since your dentist will complete most of the dental work in one visit.

Sleep dentistry is available for nervous patients, but many will only rely on local anesthesia.

Another safety feature of dental implants is their composition. The portion of the implant that is inserted into the jaw is made of titanium, which is a material that our bodies typically handle well.

The tooth portion of the implant, the piece is known as the crown, is made from sturdy porcelain that is also well tolerated by the body.

How long do dental implants last?

The longevity of dental implants are one of the treatment’s best benefits. With proper brushing and flossing, a dental implant lasts 10 to 15 years. Amazingly, some patients have had their implants for close to 30 years.

Dental implants do not decay the way normal teeth do, and they will not cause strain on the surrounding teeth.

Aside from dental hygiene, the main factor for how long an implant can last is its location in your mouth. Areas with more frequent chewing may not last as long as less used front or side teeth.

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After a decade or so, you may have to replace the crown portion of the implant. Fortunately, this is a quick and relatively painless dental procedure.

How successful are dental implants?

Dental implants are effective treatment options for 98% of patients due to their durability and stability. Frequent replacements aren’t necessary, and implants typically will not need adjustments once the attachment procedures are complete.

Patients with dental implants receive a high quality, natural looking remedy for broken and chipped teeth that will assist with all their chewing and cosmetic needs. Medical conditions such as alcoholism, diabetes and cancer are one of the few causes of implant failure, so be sure to talk to your dentist if you suffer from those conditions.

If you are considering dental implants, schedule an appointment with us at New Image Dental. Located in Inglewood/Los Angeles.

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