“Because you deserve a complete smile!”
At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, we offer you dental implant surgery so that you can have a complete smile.
A dental implant works as a replacement for a tooth root. The implants is in the form of a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gums.
Our Dental Implant Services
Single Tooth Implant
If you’re missing a tooth, our dental clinic in Downey, CA, can help with a tooth implant. Not replacing a missing tooth can cause your other teeth to shift into the empty spot, creating gaps and ruining any orthodontic work you may have had. Missing teeth can also affect your self-esteem, making you feel like you want to hide your smile. Our dentist can restore your dental health and your confidence with a replacement tooth. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. When you come to our dentist office for a tooth implant, you’ll feel like smiling again.
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All-on-4® Treatment Concept
These dental implants are so-called because all your teeth are secured to four tooth implants on your upper arch and four on your lower arch. The titanium posts provide strong anchors that attach to full arches of dental implants that fit in the mouth snugly and securely. It’s a better choice than ordinary dentures, which are less comfortable and do nothing to support jaw health. If you have been living with dentures or missing teeth, come to our dental clinic in Downey, CA, to find out more about All-on-4 dental implants.
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Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a far superior solution for missing teeth than traditional dentures. Unlike traditional dentures which can be removed for cleaning, implant-supported dentures are permanently attached to four or six dental implants, and they are not removable. This makes them more stable and secure. The tooth implants also keep your jaw strong and healthy. Our dentist has experience placing hundreds of full-arch dental implants for patients in and around the Downey, California, area. Call our dental clinic today to make an appointment for a consultation for implant-supported dentures.
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Before getting dental implants, you may require bone grafting. With bone grafting, our dentist places real or artificial bone inside your gums to shore up your jaw in preparation to receive tooth implants. Going for years without replacing a missing tooth can cause your jawbone to atrophy, since it has no tooth to support. Bone grafting strengthens it sufficiently to receive the dental implant. The tooth implant will help keep your jawbone healthy and strong for a lifetime. Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth, because they function just like your natural teeth.
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Types of Dental Implants
There are two types of safe dental implants, according to the American Dental Association:
These implants are inserted directly into the jawbone. Once the gum tissue is healed, you will need a second surgery to connect a post to the implant. Lastly, a crown is attached to the post.
This involves fitting a metal frame onto the jawbone just beneath the gum tissue. As the gum heals, the frame will fuse to the jawbone. The frame will have a post that protrudes through the gum. The new crown can be mounted on this.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants work as a tooth root and are not visible in the mouth. These screw-like implants are made of strong and lightweight titanium metal which is biocompatible and has a high success rate. Titanium also has osseointegration properties, allowing it to fuse to the bone once placed inside the jaw. This offers stable support for the artificial tooth or crown and prevents shifting of dentures and bridges mounted on the implants.
Additionally, placing a dental implant inside the jaw not only prevents further bone loss, but also supports facial structures like your gums, cheeks, and lips. A positive point of an implant is that your adjacent teeth won’t need to be shaved down to hold the crown in place. Dental implants also feel more natural than traditional dentures or bridges.
Fitting Dental Implants
The first step in dental implant placement is to insert the dental implant into your jawbone. While it heals, we recommend a diet of soft and cool foods.
Meanwhile, the implant will heal and fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Some patients may need to wait several months for the implant to be integrated before the artificial tooth is attached. Others can have both the implant and crown fitted on the same day.
Lastly, we will mount the artificial tooth on the implant. The tooth or crown will have customized shape, size, and color so that it blends with your natural teeth. However, if you need to have more than a single tooth replaced, bridges or dentures will be made to fit in with your implants.
Limitations of Dental Implant Surgery
If having missing teeth is affecting your smile, wearing dentures is making you uncomfortable, or you don’t want to scale down your healthy tooth to make a dental bridge, we at Amir Sanjabi, DDS can check whether dental implants are a viable option for you. Call us at (562) 869-0928 to schedule an appointment with us.