Things to Know About Dental Implants

Things to Know About Dental Implants

At HD Smile Dental, the dental implants are long-term solutions for replacing missing teeth. Consisting of a titanium post surgically anchored into the jawbone, dental implants serve as sturdy foundations for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. This innovative procedure restores a natural-looking smile, enhances oral function, and prevents bone loss as the implant integrates with the jaw over time. Offering durability and stability, dental implants have become a preferred option for individuals seeking a reliable and permanent resolution to tooth loss, significantly improving aesthetics and oral health. 

Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type and involve surgically placing titanium posts directly into the jawbone by our dentist in Hollywood, CA. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is performed to connect an abutment to the implant. Finally, a crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the abutment, providing a stable and natural-looking tooth replacement.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are positioned on or above the jawbone but beneath the gum tissue. A metal framework is placed onto the jawbone, and as the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed. Posts attached to the structure protrude through the gums, and artificial teeth are mounted onto these posts. Subperiosteal implants are often chosen when there's insufficient bone height for endosteal implants.

Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants 

  • Individuals should be in overall good health to undergo the surgical procedure. Chronic medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or cardiovascular issues, may require careful evaluation and management. 
  • Sufficient bone density in the jaw is essential to support the implant. If a candidate has experienced significant bone loss, bone grafting may be considered to augment the available bone. 
  • Candidates must be committed to maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential to prevent complications and ensure the longevity of the implants. 
  • Smoking can negatively impact the healing process and increase the risk of implant failure. Ideal candidates are either non-smokers or willing to quit during the implant treatment and recovery period. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Natural Appearance 

Dental implants in Hollywood, CA, look and feel like natural teeth. They are customized to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result. 

Durability and Longevity 

Implants are designed to be a permanent solution, offering exceptional durability. Proper care can last a lifetime, making them a long-term investment in oral health. 

Comfort and Convenience 

Dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth, eliminating the inconvenience of removable dentures. There's no need for adhesives or removal for cleaning, providing a hassle-free and comfortable experience. 

Whether you're missing a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants offer a comprehensive and long-lasting solution that significantly improves oral health and overall quality of life. Visit HD Smile Dental at 1680 Vine St #200, Hollywood, CA 90028, or call (323) 464-2033 to explore whether dental implants are the right option.

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