Dental Implants in Calabasas
Placing dental implants involves a surgical procedure that requires extreme care. At Calabasas Dental Institute, we have a team of highly qualified dental surgeons who have the skills, experience, and access to the latest materials and equipment, as well as a committed and experienced support staff working together to ensure that your dental implant treatment is a success.
Although implants are a bit more expensive compared to other tooth replacement options, plus the full treatment takes several months to complete, they give the most natural result, in terms of tooth appearance and firmness, restoring your smile and allowing your mouth to function like normal.
Other advantages include:
- Can be used to replace one or more teeth without affecting the health or structure of neighboring teeth like conventional bridgework
- They're natural looking and feeling, so you can enjoy your usual foods and care for your mouth as usual without necessarily giving the new tooth any special attention
- Can be used to support a denture, making it more secure and comfortable
- Can be used to support a bridge to replace more than one tooth, as an alternative to removable partial dentures
- They stimulate the jawbone to prevent bone resorption, which can make your face appear older
Types of dental implants
Depending on your case, the dentist may recommend one of two types of implants:
- Endosteal Implants - these are titanium screws that are surgically placed in the jawbone, and usually bond with the bone over time.
- Subperiosteal implants - these are surgically placed under the gum, but above the jawbone. This means that the implant won't bond with the underlying bone. These implants may be recommended for patients who lack sufficient healthy natural jawbone at the site of the missing tooth for an endosteal implant, and are not willing to undergo bone augmentation, sinus lift, or ridge expansion procedure to rebuild it.
What to Expect
We use state-of-the-art 3D digital imaging and advanced implant planning software to analyze your jaw anatomy and identify the best site for the implant before surgery. This is important to reduce the recovery time to a few months. After surgical placement of the implant, you need to wait 4-6 months for the gums to heal before the replacement tooth can be placed. If your bone tissue needs to be rebuild, the full treatment will take longer.
Keep in mind that you can also have your dental implants placed in a single appointment (immediate load dental implants), or through less invasive techniques (mini dental implants) to stabilize a lower denture.
Please book your consultation at Calabasas Dental Institute for a proper assessment of your case, and to see how we can restore your smile with new teeth that look and feel just like your own.