Exceptional Dental Implants in Los Angeles
A missing tooth can impact your lifestyle in several ways, including how you speak, chew, and smile. At the dental office of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, we believe you deserve a brilliant smile that looks, feels, and functions correctly. Our skilled dentist provides exceptional dental implant restorations to transform your smile.
We perform thorough dental exams to determine if you qualify for dental implants and help you develop a plan to restore your smile. Our custom implant restorations are long-lasting and durable, providing a solution to missing teeth that you can rely on for a lifetime. If you're looking for dental implants in Los Angeles, schedule a consultation with us today!
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What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root implanted into your jaw. It is made of titanium or titanium alloys and is extremely resilient and long-lasting. After the placement, a dental implant post fuses with your jawbone to create a solid structure that supports a permanent replacement tooth or teeth. Dental implants can support a variety of restorations, including crowns, dentures, and All-on-4.
Reliable All-on-4® Restorations
All-on-4 implants are state-of-the-art technology that offers attractive final results customized to fit securely in your mouth using only four implant posts. We use All-on-4 treatment to provide a total rehabilitation of broken, decayed, or compromised teeth due to gum disease or other dental issues. This procedure is perfect for patients who have experienced substantial tooth loss or tooth decay.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
You should be in good oral and general health to qualify for dental implants. Dental implants require a strong, dense jawbone and healthy gums to create a stable foundation for restorations. If your jawbone lacks adequate density and strength, there are pretreatments that can help prepare your jaw for dental implants. These include bone grafts and sinus lifts.
Bone Grafting – This procedure is necessary if you don’t have enough healthy jawbone to support dental implants in your lower jaws. It helps increase your jawbone’s volume and density to ensure your dental implants can fuse with your jaw.
Sinus Lifts – Oral surgeons may suggest a sinus lift if you’ve suffered significant bone loss in your upper jaws. This type of bone graft is designed to increase the volume of bone around your sinus cavity to ensure a successful implant placement surgery.
Additionally, our dentists collaborate with oral surgeons to ensure you get the right preliminary and placement treatments. The health and beauty of your smile is always our top priority.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants offer many advantages. Since implants replace every part of a lost tooth, including the root, they offer significant improvements for dental health and quality of life. Here are some benefits you can expect with our dental implants:
- Restore essential jawbone stimulation
- Keep the surrounding teeth in place
- Stop bone recession or weakening
- Preserve natural facial features
- Promote proper chewing and digestion
- Improve natural pronunciation
- Renew appearance and self-confidence
Our Los Angles Dental Implant Process
If you have one or more missing teeth and are looking to restore your smile, a dental implant could be the ideal solution. We consider several factors before we begin the implant treatment process. For example, if we discover any active gum disease, we’ll first address it before the dental implants are placed. Our dentist will also discuss your relevant medical history to help us create the most effective and safest treatment plan.
Our process for dental implant treatment in West LA includes the following steps:
Initial Exam – Our dentist will begin by carrying out a thorough dental exam and evaluating your medical history to determine if you’re the right candidate for a dental implant.
Implant Placement - If you qualify for implants, we’ll send you over to a trusted oral surgeon to place your implants using precise x-rays and digital imagery. They’ll map out where your implants should be placed for long-term success. Next, the surgeon will place the implants and allow them to heal and bond fully with your jawbone.
Dental Restorations – After the healing period, you’ll come back to our practice for the placement of dental restorations such as bridges, crowns, and dentures.
Overall, the entire dental implant process can take several months from start to finish. However, much of that time goes to healing and waiting for the new jawbone to grow.
Types of Implant-Supported Restorations
Implant restorations refer to artificial teeth supported by dental implants. These tooth-like restorations replace missing teeth to help fill gaps and protect your entire smile. We proudly offer high-quality implant-supported restorations that provide an excellent look and feel. Each option is designed to withstand several years of use and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Common restorations we use include:
West LA Dental Implants to Craft Your New Smile
Our team at the practice of Robert S Nishikawa, DDS, is always ready to provide you with high-quality dental implant treatment in Los Angeles. We’ll refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to place your implants before restoring your smile with aesthetically pleasing artificial teeth. We also try to utilize your medical plan for implant services whenever possible. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn if dental implants are right for you.
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