Titanium root forms that are implanted into the jawbone to support a prosthetic tooth are called dental implants. They are commonly recommended for those who have lost teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injuries. Several types of dental implants are available today, and our Los Angeles dental implants expert will base his recommendation on your needs and preferences.
The best candidates for dental implants enjoy good dental and overall health. They must have adequate bone density in order properly support the dental implants, and gum tissue must be healthy. Some patients may need further treatment before they can undergo the implant procedure. Bone and tissue grafts may be necessary, and those who have uncontrolled high blood pressure or high blood sugar will need to have their health under better control in order to reduce the risk of complications.
Those who have undergone the dental implants procedure generally enjoy an extremely high success rate. Dental implants are considered a permanent restoration option, and they can be used with a variety of prosthetics, including porcelain crowns, dental bridges and dentures. If you need a single tooth replaced, Dr. Afar may recommend a dental crown. If you are missing several teeth, we may recommend a dental bridge. If you are missing an entire arch or all your teeth, Dr. Afar may recommend dentures.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can restore your smile and preserve your dental health? Give us a call today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Afar.