What are Dental Implants?


A missing tooth is getting a dental implant from Amir Sanjabi, DDS in Downey, CAAlthough no dental restoration is as perfect as your natural teeth, dental implants come pretty close. Dental implants can offer you almost the exact same benefits as those of natural teeth. They allow you to live your life with confidence and enjoy all activities without worrying about your teeth.
At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, we offer you dental implant surgeries so you never have to go without your teeth again.

Dental Implants Explained


Dental implants require three components: the implant, the abutment, and the dental crown.
Dental implants are shaped similarly to screws. They are typically made of titanium and serve as artificial roots. When these implants are embedded into your jawbone, they bond to your natural bone, creating a stable base that can support a dental crown.
A connection known as the abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to hold the dental crown.
Dental crowns are custom-made prosthetics that match your natural teeth and fit your mouth exactly.
Titanium dental implants are the strongest device that can support your artificial teeth. When performed by Amir Sanjabi, DDS and , dental implant placement is the safest and most predictable dental treatment option.

Why Do You Need Dental Implants?


When it comes to tooth replacement devices, we have three popular options: removable dentures, fixed dental bridges, and dental implants.

Dentures


Dentures are the most affordable option to replace your teeth. However, they provide you the least amount of comfort and convenience. Dentures feel bulky in the mouth, are prone to slipping, and can cause sores where they rub against the soft tissue.

Dental Bridges


Dental bridges are an effective replacement option but they require the presence of natural teeth for support. Traditional dental bridges are also not the best for preserving your oral health as they require scaling down tooth structure so that they can accommodate a crown to support the bridge.

Dental Implants


Dental implants do not depend on other teeth to support them. They are supported by the natural bones in the jaw and hence provide the most stability and strength.
Dental implant may be a good option for you if you:
•  Have one or multiple missing teeth.
•  Do not want to wear dentures
•  Have a fully-matured jawbone.
•  Have reasonably good oral health.
•  Have a strong jawbone or a jawbone that is able to have bone graft.
•  Do not have health issues that can create complications.
•  Do not smoke or consume alcohol excessively.
•  Are willing to commit over a year for the dental implant process.

Is Dental Implant Surgery Painful?


Most people who have undergone a dental implant procedure report they experienced very little discomfort during the procedure. At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, we administer local anesthesia and some form of sedation to ensure you remain relaxed and pain-free.
Once the procedure is over and the numbness has worn off, you may experience swelling of the gums, pain at the implant site, and minor bleeding. These discomforts can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Schedule a Consultation Today


Up to 98% of dental implant procedures are successful. To ensure that your implant lasts a long time, you should practice good oral hygiene, never miss your routine dental checkups, and avoid unhealthy habits like smoking or chewing very hard stuff. With the proper care, your dental implant can last you for several decades.
If you are interested in getting a dental implant, call us today at (562) 287-8016 to schedule an appointment.
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