Consider dental implants if you’re missing permanent teeth due to extractions or oral trauma. At Green California Dental Group in Burbank, California, general dentist Varand Kerikorian, DDS, has years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Implants function just like your natural teeth, ensuring your oral health. Call the office or use the online booking feature today to make an appointment.
Dental implants are small metal posts that your Green California Dental Group provider inserts into the empty sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants integrate with your jaw, providing a base for crowns or implant-anchored dentures.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants even make it easier to bite and chew. They don’t require adhesives, like conventional dentures, so you don’t have to worry about them moving out of position while eating.
To qualify for dental implants, you need a healthy, substantial jawbone to support them and healthy gum tissue. If you have low bone volume or gum disease, Green California Dental Group will recommend another type of treatment first, like a bone graft or scaling and root planing.
At Green California Dental Group, getting dental implants takes several appointments spaced over a year.
During the first visit, your provider completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. If you qualify for dental implants, your provider numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts a series of metal posts into your empty tooth sockets.
After surgery, they write you a prescription for antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and provide recovery instructions.
Once the implants finish fusing with your bone, which can take several months, you return to Green California Dental Group. Your provider digitally scans your mouth and sends the scans to a dental lab. The lab manufactures crowns or implant-anchored dentures.
When your custom restorations are finished, you visit Green California Dental Group for the final fitting. Your provider attaches the restorations to the dental implants, polishes them, and explains how to care for them.
Dental implants often last a lifetime if you take good care of them. Green California Dental Group recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, avoiding bad habits like nail-biting, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning.
Call Green California Dental Group or use the online booking feature today to learn if you can benefit from dental implants.