If missing teeth are causing problems for you, dental implants can be a great option. These implants are mounted onto metallic posts or frames that have been surgically placed between the gums in the jawbone. After the posts have healed and integrated with natural tissue, then artificial teeth can be placed on them.
Dental implants are also useful for mounting individual crowns, full bridges, or dentures. When attached to implants, they do not move around and you can eat or speak when you want. There are two types: subperiosteal implants and endosteal implants.
During this procedure, the metal frame is fitted to the jawbone below the gum tissue. When the gums start to heal, the frame becomes fused to the jawbone. The posts are attached to the frame and protrude through the gums. Artificial teeth are fixed to the metal post and require significant care for success in the long term.
The implants are installed into your jawbone through various surgical procedures. The implant is fitted into the jawbone and a second surgery is necessary to connect a metal post to the implant. The final process involves attaching the crown or artificial tooth to the post.
The benefits of dental implants restore the optimal functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew your food again. They also work towards improving your cosmetic appearance and recovering confidence. The implants function and have an appearance similar to your natural teeth. They do not need to be frequently replaced.
Missing teeth can detract from your well-being and affect your health in the long run. With dental implants, available in Beverly Hills, you can enjoy a beautiful, confident smile again. To schedule your consultation and discuss your need for these restorative options, please call our office today.