Missing teeth prevent you from eating, speaking, and functioning normally — and they can also make you feel anxious and self-conscious about your smile. At Me Dental Spa, restorative dentistry specialist Denis Mustedanagic, DMD, and the team offer dental implants using the latest technology. With dental implants, you can restore your smile and avoid long-term pain, embarrassment, and health consequences. Book your appointment online or call the West Hollywood, California, office today.
Dental implants are the most advanced and longest-lasting treatment for missing teeth. With dental implants, a titanium post is placed in your jawbone. It’s a replacement for your natural tooth roots.
The dental implant has a screw at the top, which attaches to a tooth restoration. So, dental implants allow for the complete restoration of missing teeth, from the roots up to the teeth themselves.
Dental implants are the most popular, durable, and successful method of tooth replacement today, with around 5 million being placed annually in the United States.
Missing teeth can lead to numerous problems, including bone loss, loosening of nearby teeth, teeth alignment issues, and an increased risk of some chronic diseases. Restoring your teeth with dental implants can help you avoid those problems and also offers advantages such as:
For these reasons, dental implants are at the leading edge of oral health care.
The dental implant process starts with a consultation, which ideally happens after a dental cleaning. Your dentist thoroughly examines your mouth, including the teeth, gums, and X-ray images of your underlying bone and jaw structure.
If you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the Me Dental Spa team works with you to develop a customized treatment plan. In most cases, your dentist can perform the two-step dental implant procedure in the office.
At your first appointment, your dentist surgically places the implant base in your jaw. After that, your implant gradually fuses to the jawbone over several months.
You’ll return to the office for the last part of the dental implant procedure once your implant is fully fused and stable. At that time, they place a custom-made crown (for a single tooth) or bridge (if you need multiple teeth replaced), attaching it to the implant base.
Between both appointments and healing time, you can generally expect to have a new fully-functional smile in about six months.
Ready to learn more? Call Me Dental Spa or book your appointment online now.