Although other types of dental implants are available, our specialist for dental implant in Los Angeles generally recommends titanium implants. Titanium implants are biocompatible, extremely long lasting and are considered the most reliable material available for implants. They are resistant to acidic byproducts and oral bacteria, and they are aesthetically appealing.
Dental implants are made to match your natural teeth precisely with appropriate shapes, colors and sizes. Unlike other tooth restoration options, titanium dental implants require no alteration of your natural teeth, which means that your healthy teeth can remain intact. The implant is placed directly into the jawbone, and a porcelain crown is attached to the top of it, creating a restoration that looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth. Because of this design, dental implants are easy to clean and can be brushed and flossed without any special solutions or tools.
If you are a candidate for titanium dental implants, our dentist will place the implant in a minor surgical procedure. The crown may be placed at the same time as the implant or after the jawbone has fused with the implant, which can take several months. You will need to continue brushing your teeth two times daily and flossing daily. Visit our dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams, and eat a healthy diet, which can promote healing as well as tooth and gum health. Avoid using your implants as tools.
Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation with our dentist or to learn more about your options.