Dental Implants – West Hollywood, CA
A Permanent Solution To Missing Teeth
Losing one or more teeth can be a devastating experience, both for your oral health and sense of self-confidence. What’s worse is traditional replacement solutions like dentures and bridges can’t give patients the lifelike, natural-looking results they need. Here in West Hollywood, Dr. Oshin is happy to recommend a revolutionary alternative – dental implants in Claremore. Implants are precisely designed and beautifully restored, creating a final result that’s simply exceptional in every way. Contact our dental office today if you’re interested in an implant consultation, or if you’d like to learn more about our comfortable, quality approach to care. Dr. Oshin also welcomes patients from the nearby areas of The Valley, Beverly Hills, and beyond.
Benefits of Dental Implants
So why are dental implants the right choice for West Hollywood patients? The answer is simple – they’re designed to replicate the entire structure of the tooth, including the root beneath the surface of the gum line. While those focused on aesthetics might not find this necessary, the truth is the jawbone suffers without tooth roots in place to stimulate it, leading to deterioration, additional oral health problems, and even a hunched facial appearance over time. Implants can prevent these issues from happening, keeping your appearance youthful and natural-looking.
Some of the additional benefits of dental implants include:
- Root and tooth replacement: The implant will keep your jawbone healthy and stimulated.
- Long-lasting: Dental implants can last decades or even a lifetime.
- High success rate: More than 95% of dental implant placements are successful.
- Natural functioning: Dental implants work just like your normal teeth, so you don’t have to worry about problems with eating, speaking or chewing.
- Enhanced aesthetics: You won’t experience facial sagging thanks to your dental implant keeping your bone structure intact.
- No damage to nearby teeth: Having dental implants placed does not affect any of your other teeth.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are a versatile treatment option. Whether you need one, multiple or all your teeth replaced, dental implants are a great tooth replacement option.
Missing One Tooth
If you only need one tooth replaced, an implant is placed into your jawbone. After a few months spent healing and allowing the implant to fuse properly to your bone, you’ll return to have an abutment connected to the top of the implant. This will allow for the customized crown to attach to the post. When restoring a single tooth, our team uses an E-Max or Zirconium dental crown to seamlessly replace the missing structure while leaving surrounding healthy teeth intact.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you have multiple teeth missing, Dr. Oshin may suggest a bridge to “close the gap” between your natural teeth. What is nice is that implants will be placed to hold the bridge in place instead of putting crowns over your natural teeth to act as anchors.
When restoring multiple teeth, Dr. Oshin may recommend an implant-retained prosthetic as a simpler and more affordable solution. These appliances are similar in appearance to traditional dentures and bridges, but they’re designed to securely attach to your new implants, creating a much sturdier and more confident fit. They can be fixed in place or removable, depending on the patient’s preference. Either way, we know you’ll be amazed by how natural your newly improved smile feels!
Missing All Your Teeth
While it might seem like dentures are the only way you can effectively replace all your missing teeth, that’s not true. Implant-retained dentures don’t rely on suction or adhesive to stay in place. Instead, your implant dentist in Claremore will place the implants into your jawbone before a full denture is secured into place on top of the posts.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There are a variety of factors that can determine the overall cost of your dental implant procedure, some of which include:
- The number of implants placed
- The materials used
During your initial consultation with Dr. Oshin, he will not only walk you through the process of getting dental implants, but he will also provide an estimated cost. Although dental implants are a more expensive option, it is a great long-term investment in your oral health.
Dental Implant FAQs
Are you still curious about whether or not dental implants are a good restorative solution to replace your missing teeth? Having gaps in your smile doesn’t just make it less aesthetically pleasing, they also negatively impact your oral health. With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about bone deterioration, weak restorations, or slipping or shifting dentures that make it difficult to eat and speak. For your convenience, we’ve compiled some common questions we get from our patients about the procedure.
Why is it important for me to schedule a consultation?
The consultation is one of the most important parts of the procedure. During this, your implant dentist, Dr. Oshin Anjirghooli, will develop a custom-tailored plan that is modeled after your vision of an attractive and healthy smile. After taking images of your mouth and facial structure, he’ll be able to answer any questions you have about the procedure and determine whether or not it’s the best solution for your unique issues.
Will I need a bone graft?
After Dr. Anjirghooli has examined the images of your facial structures including your jawbone, he’ll determine whether or not you require any preparatory procedures. These include bone grafts, gum disease therapy, and tooth extractions. If your jawbone has suffered from deterioration as a result of not being stimulated by the roots of teeth, then you may need a bone graft in order to have a successful implant procedure. If the bone isn’t dense enough, the implants may not successfully fuse with it, causing them to fail.
To learn whether you need a bone graft before your implant surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Anjirghooli today.
How long will the process take?
Because every person’s mouth is different, every dental implant procedure also varies. There are several factors that can impact how long it will be before you can enjoy your new set of pearly whites. Some of these include:
- Whether you need preparatory procedures.
- How many dental implants you need to have placed.
- Whether your missing teeth are located in your mouth.
- What type of restoration you need.
- Whether you have any added risks or complications.
During your consultation, your implant dentist will determine all of this and develop a detailed timeline to help answer your questions.
Can smokers get dental implants?
Just because you smoke doesn’t mean you can’t get dental implants. Although, it’s important that you understand that tobacco use can increase your risk of implant failure. Smoking causes dry mouth and can drag out the healing process, causing your implants to not properly fuse with your jawbone. Without osseointegration, your implants won’t be a strong and durable foundation for your restorations to be secured to. For the best results, it’s recommended that you quit smoking before your surgery and even after to keep your mouth as healthy as possible and increase the lifespan of your restorations.