A dental implant restoration is comprised of three main components;
- an implant post that is inserted into the jawbone;
- a connective abutment that protrudes above the gum line;
- and the restoration (i.e., dental crown, partial, or complete denture) that the implant post supports.
The first step is placing the implant into your jawbone, which will fuse with the titanium post as it heals. After approximately 4-6 months, your jawbone will have healed, and the abutment can be connected to the implant. Finally, the appropriate prosthesis will be secured to the abutment.
What is Guided Implant Surgery?
For a dental implant to work properly, it must be carefully aligned and angled to absorb the maximum amount of bite pressure, as well as comfortably support your prosthesis. When planning for your implant surgery, your doctor will take a series of digital diagnostic images to create a virtual 3D model of your jawbone, teeth, and oral structures. The virtual model of your mouth allows us to more precisely plan your implant placement before surgery, creating a more precise and less invasive surgical guide. Through computer-assisted guided implant surgery, your doctor will be able to create a plan that utilizes the strongest areas of your jawbone for maximum support.
In addition to dental sedation to help you relax, we also offer computer-assisted Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA), an enhanced, needle-less local anesthesia delivery system. STA improves the accuracy of the anesthetic delivery process and significantly reduces the collateral numbness of standard injections.
Visit Us in Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Arjang Naminik, Dr. Ken Hirsch, and Dr. Moeiz Koshki combine a wide range of expertise to provide all of our patients with comprehensive dental health care in a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment. To take advantage of our services, schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.