Enjoy permanent teeth replacement with implants at Beverly Hills, CA area dental practice
At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, patients of the Beverly Hills, California area can seek the assistance of Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman. These dentists are excited to offer a wide selection of treatment options for patients to choose from to improve their smiles. While teeth are meant to last a lifetime, problems can occur over the years, including infection, disease, and decay, which can impact the natural adult teeth. They can sometimes result in a patient losing a tooth or requiring the extraction of a tooth. When this happens, patients need to work with their dentist to determine the best course of action for replacement. For many patients who visit our facility, dental implants are a recommended solution.
What is a dental implant?
Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman describe the dental implant as a synthetic tooth root that looks like a small post and is made of titanium. Titanium is a metal that is biocompatible with the body, which is why it is a common choice for bone and joint implants used in other areas of medicine. The post is placed into the bone of the jaw, where it can become strong and stabilized due to osseointegration (stimulated bone growth). Once the dental implant is in place within the jaw, it can then be restored over the top abutment to replace one or more teeth.
How many teeth can dental implants replace?
There are a few ways in which the dental implant can be restored to replace one or more teeth:
- A dental crown – the placement of a dental crown on the abutment of the dental implant is commonly used for replacing a single tooth.
- A dental bridge – one or more teeth in a row can be replaced when a dental bridge is placed over the top of the dental implant abutment.
- Dentures – implant-retained dentures are a highly desirable method of replacing an entire arch of teeth without having to mess with traditional full dentures and poor stability and strength. A custom denture is made to snap into the dental implants along the arch for the best functionality.
Are you considering permanent teeth replacement options such as dental implants?
Connect with Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman of Beverly Hills, California, to discuss this and other alternative solutions available at the practice. The office can be reached at (310) 861-3955 and is conveniently located at 465 N. Roxbury Drive in Suite #703.