A dental implant is a unique tooth replacement option that not only looks natural, but can stimulate the growth of bone tissues in your jaw, while also providing a durable chewing surface. The key to the success is the angle and position of placement. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist explains how we guide the process with advanced technology.
Single Tooth Anesthesia
First, we want to make sure the entire process is comfortable for you, which is why we offer anesthesia. Fortunately, we now use a needle-free option to administer anesthesia! Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) is computer technology to guide and deliver the numbing agent, which limits the numbness to the areas being treated, and also provide a more comfortable experience!
Guiding the Placement Process
The implant posts are inserted into the jawbone, where they eventually bond with the bone tissue and act like new roots. We want to make sure the area we place them can support a new root, and also provide support for a crown or prosthetic as well. To begin, we use intraoral cameras and digital x-ray to gather a series of clear and detailed images. We combine these to craft a 3D model of your smile, including your teeth, gums, jawbone, and surrounding oral structures. From there, we can plan and guide the placement of your new roots with accuracy and precision!
Securing Your New Roots
The body will accept the post as new roots, as they will be made from titanium, a biocompatible material. Over time, they bond with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. This stimulates the growth of bone tissue to prevent the loss of mass and density in the jawbone that often follows tooth loss. As a result, you avoid losing further teeth or developing an aged appearance as well.
What about the restoration, the part we see when you smile? For an individual dental implant, we will attach an abutment and then a crown, which addresses the visible portion and provide a lifelike and durable chewing surface. If you have multiple missing teeth, we could use several abutments to secure a bridge or even a full denture. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about the placement and restoration process, then contract our team today. We want you to maintain a full smile throughout 2021!
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implant Placement?
We have advanced technology and lifelike materials to provide a perfect solution for your lost tooth. For more information on tooth replacement options, then please 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.