Have confidence in your new dental implants, and take comfort in thorough post-procedure, follow-ups.
Dental implants are the ideal replacement for missing natural teeth. They are placed directly in the jaw using a biologically-compatible titanium alloy anchor that acts like the root of a natural tooth. This allows them to be as stable and sturdy as natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not have to be removed for maintenance, and they are supported directly by the jaw so that adjacent teeth are not affected in any way.
This is the treatment of choice when only one tooth has to be replaced. The procedure begins with the positioning of the titanium anchor. After three to eight months, the prosthetic tooth crown can be custom-built over the replacement tooth root. While there is a long healing and adjustment process, the results are far more natural and durable than with any other type of tooth replacement procedure.
Dental implants can even be used alongside dentures–even when all of the teeth must be replaced due to injury or disease. Patients who have had dental implants as anchors for dentures, often express a great degree of pleasure with the results produced by implantation.
Implantation represents a major advancement in restorative dental treatment. This procedure is offered by Dr. Alexander Ash who serves Studio City and the Los Angeles area with his experience and attention to detail to produce the best possible appearance and function. If you have any concerns with the process, Dr. Ash and his staff would love for you to come in for a free initial consultation to discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and to create a treatment plan for you.