Missing teeth can be a cause for concern, particularly if they are missing from a prominent area such as the front of your mouth. Having your smile affected by gaps left from missing teeth can negatively affect your self-esteem and overall attitude. Smile Angels of Beverly Hills offers several types of dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore your smile and your confidence.
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What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth that has a titanium base for the tooth which is similar in its design to a screw. Dr. Vafa will insert the base into the jawbone. If the jawbone is not strong enough to support the base a bone graft may be necessary to increase the jawbone’s volume and density. He will then insert the metal base into the jawbone acts as the “root” of the artificial tooth. The base permanently fuses with the jawbone. This means that dental implants of this type will last for a lifetime, given proper care.
Dr. Vafa will insert a connector, into the base and an artificial tooth, crown, and attach it to the connector. Dr. Vafa will custom- make each crown to fit into the specific area of your mouth where he will be place them. He custom-design them to match the color of your natural teeth.
Requirements to Qualify
There are some requirements to qualify for dental implants. Being in good physical health is at the top of the list. The second most important consideration is bone density and healthy, supportive gum tissue. If you decide that you’re interested in dental implants, an initial consultation will be set up. Dr. Vafa will determine whether your jaw bone density and gum health are good enough to proceed with dental implants or whether a bone graft may be necessary first.
There are a number of different types of dental implants to accommodate individual needs and circumstances. The two basic types of dental implants are:
- Endosteal: Dr. Vafa my insert a titanium base into the jawbone, then he attach a connector and an artificial crown.
- Subperiosteall: Dr. Vafa will affix this type of implant under the gums in at the top of the jawbone. This type of implants are good treatment options. Best candidates are patients with unhealthy jawbone for an endosteal implant and a bone graft is not an option for one reason or another.
Types Of Dental Implants Offered
Single Tooth Implants
A single tooth dental implant is a very common procedure, however, it still must meet all the criteria for dental implants before it can be done.
All On 4 Dental Implants
The All On 4 implant features 4 artificial teeth that have been carefully aligned and placed into one arch-shaped fitting. Rather than having 4 separate tooth implants, the fitting attaches as a single piece while holding 4 implants.
All On 6 Implants
All on 6 dental implants are basically the same as the All on 4 implants, except 6 dental implants support the bridge. Dr. Vafa’s treatment option includes 4 artificial teeth that are placed at the front of the jaw and 2 at an angle, providing maximum support and natural-looking placement in facial shape. Dr. Vafa can place all on 6 dental implants on either the upper or lower jaw or both depending on your condition.
Same-Day Dental Implants
One of the most popular types of dental implants is the same-day dental implant. This procedure provides you with a fully functional tooth the same day of the procedure. For these types of implants, Dr. Vafa places a temporary tooth on the titanium base. He will replace the temporary tooth with a permanent crown at a later time. Same-day implants are an option only for those who have adequate jawbone density and volume to support the implant. Find more information about Same Day Dental Implants in Beverly Hills and types of dental implants at Smile Angels of Beverly Hills. Dr. Vafa is an expert in all types of dental implants. Start with a consultation to determine whether implants are right for you and if so, which type is the best treatment option to your specific needs.