Dental implants offer a secure option for addressing tooth loss, one that looks natural and can last for decades to come with proper care and attention. But how do we place them? In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist looks at how we use advanced technology to guide the placement of your new teeth!
Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Dental implants offer greater security because they don’t need crowns, suction, or metal claps to stay in place like other prosthetics. Instead, we actually insert them into the jawbone. Since they’re made from biocompatible titanium, the body recognizes them as natural tooth roots. They bond with the bone tissue, securing them for decades to come with proper care and attention. After the bonding process and healing takes place, we add an abutment and a crown to address the visible portion of your new tooth. If you have multiple missing teeth, then we could craft and attach a fixed prosthetic, like a bridge, full, or partial denture, to restore beauty and function to your smile once more.
Lasting for decades to come means your new tooth can absorb daily bite forces and pressure. To ensure this, we employ digital technology to take multiple images of your entire smile, combining them to craft a 3D model of your teeth, gums, jaws, and oral structures. This model allows us to plan the optimal placement area. We then use computer-assisted implant surgery to guide the oral surgeon and ensure the new tooth root is placed properly. To ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout this process, we can offer Single Tooth Anesthesia, which uses a unique technology to administer a needle-less local anesthetic. We also have sedation options as well!
What About Advanced Tooth Loss?
As we touched on above, we can address more severe cases of tooth loss, or total tooth loss, by inserting multiple dental implants into each arch. We then attach a custom-made prosthetic. The denture is not removable, so no need to worry about cleaning or soaking. They will also last much longer than removable dentures and never slip when you eat or speak. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, our team can help you obtain a full and functional smile once more, one that is designed to look natural and reflect your unique facial structure. If you have any questions about implant dentistry, guided placement surgery, or anything else related to tooth loss solutions, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
Don’t let tooth loss continue to harm your smile’s health and beauty. For more information on solutions for missing teeth, 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, and all surrounding communities.