Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. A brilliant smile can not only radiate joy, excitement, confidence, health, and vitality but can also give way to huge leaps of success in your personal, social, and professional life. That being said, a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) affirmed that more than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smiles!
One of the key reasons why most adults devalue their smiles is due to prematurely lost or missing teeth! In fact, studies point that almost 40 million Americans are currently missing all of their teeth and this calamity only increases with advancing age. For most sufferers of the “gummy smile”, dentures are their first option to replace the semblance of their teeth.
However, avid denture-wearers can bear witness to the fact that it is no God-given gift. Inconveniences while eating, embarrassing slip-ups in public, and an annoyingly persistent maintenance regimen are only a mere few of the downsides of dentures. To combat this issue, dental innovations have created your best chance of a natural smile: dental implants!
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). A dental implant consists of three vital parts – the implant itself, the abutment, and the prosthetic tooth.
● Implant: The implant, also known as the fixture is a small, screw-shaped structure that is placed into your jawbone to hold the artificial tooth.
● Abutment: It is a connector that attaches the fixture or implant to the false tooth.
● Prosthesis: This is the part of the dental implant that looks and functions like real teeth, that is the artificial tooth made of porcelain, ceramic, or special materials like zirconium.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of your missing teeth. Here it may be beneficial to note the primary difference between dental implants and your natural tooth. While teeth attach to the surrounding bone by a collection of fibers known as the periodontal ligament, dental implants fuse directly to the bone.
Your dentist begins by placing the dental implant into your jawbone in a single sitting. This procedure is followed by a standing period of osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process by which the implant anchors to the jaw bone. This typically takes three to six months to heal after which you can receive your crown bridge or hybrid denture restoration.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is one in good general and oral health. This includes:
● Adequate bone support: Since the implant fuses with the bone, adequate bone material is required to support this union. In case the candidate presents with inadequate bone support, additional procedures for bone grafting may be done.
● Healthy gums: Patients must have ideal gum conditions without any underlying periodontal issues that can potentially compromise the success of the implant.
● Good oral health: Smokers, frequent drinkers, or diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugar have lower than average success rates and are thus not ideal candidates.
How can dental implants benefit you?
As the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) would tell you, dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. But that’s not all. If you’re floating in the denture limbo, here are some advantages of dental implants that may change your mind!
● Enhanced aesthetics as implants look and feel like your real teeth
● Improved speech, unlike with dentures that cause you to slur your words
● Better comfort of wear and low maintenance
● Easier eating as you do not have to remove them when you eat
● High durability as they last anywhere from 10 to 15 years to forever!
● Improved oral health and hygiene
● Outstanding success rate, about 98%
● Elevated self-confidence
Still battling it out with your old-fashioned dentures? Get excellent dental implants that last you a lifetime! Flaunt your beautiful smile and your confidence!
1. American Academy of Periodontology, “Dental Implants”-
2. American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “What Are Dental Implants?”-
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They charge over $6000 for one implant.
We charge a fraction of the cost for the same procedure!
We treat you like family with honesty and integrity.
No hidden fees. We do not provide any extra or unnecessary treatment.
Our Dental Implants Procedure Includes:
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Complimentary Pre-Op Screening
Post Op / surgery care
And we offer the option of sleep sedation
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to set up an appointment and let our staff know you saw this offer on our website.
Teeth in a Day
Often times it is possible to handle the extractions of hopeless teeth, placement of abutments and temporary restoration in the same day for you. This method will not only reduce the number of treatment visits, but also reduce the amount of post-operative discomfort. If the appropriate number of implants is placed, patients are able to get their temporary implant supported restoration on the very same day. Call us at 626-444-2002 to set up an appointment to find out if you would be a candidate for same day dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Implants are man-made "anchors" that look like screws and replace your natural tooth roots. Dental implants consist mainly of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, there they become a stable base for one or more replacement teeth. Mini implants, which are smaller than regular dental implants can be used to stabilize ta removable denture. When implants are properly placed, the surrounding bone rapidly fuses with them and become part of the patient’s jaw. Subsequently, fabricated teeth can be attached to them for a permanent fixed or removable type of tooth loss solution.
Whether a person is missing one, several or all of his or her teeth, implants can restore speech and function easily and effectively.
When a person loses a tooth, that individual's body gradually shrinks the bone in that area. That would lead to shrinkage of the gum tissue. An implant, however stimulates the bone and prevents further shrinkage of the surrounding bone and gum.
Come in and meet your dentist to discuss your dental implant options and needs. We will walk you through the process, answer any and all of your questions and find the best route for your dental care.
Our Implant Experience Helps You
Over the years, our experience has shown that many patients have the following concerns about getting implants:
- Fear and anxiety of the implant process
- Uncertainty about the procedure or the long term effects of the implants
- Cost and financial issues
- Existing health concerns and their interaction with implant placement procedures
- Duration and longevity of the procedure
We will help you reduce your stress, anxiety and answer all of your implant questions throughout the entire process. Having all the right information up front before the procedure is critical to understanding the procedure and feeling more relaxed about the dental work. We are here to provide the answers to your implant questions.
Missing a tooth?
Implants are the closest match for replacing missing teeth. Although fixed bridges are certainly an acceptable method in restoring missing teeth, their major draw back is that a couple or more teeth that are going to serve as anchors to support the bridge have to be reduced in order to make space for the bridge and allow the laboratory to put material in between teeth without interfering with a person’s bite. Additionally, if a person does not have at least two anchor teeth or the teeth are not strong enough, then a fixed bridge is not a viable option.
Missing a few teeth?
For individuals wearing or needing partial dentures, implants can increase the retention of their prosthesis or eliminate them all together. If a person feels that their false teeth are too bulky (they move when speaking or chewing), gets mouth sores because of their false teeth or that they would like to improve the looks of their smile, then implants are the answer. Often times, even one or two implants can transform an-ill fitting prosthesis into a secure and pleasant prosthesis.
Missing most of your teeth?
Full dentures used to be the only option available for these groups of people. However, dentures would often cause a myriad of problems such as:
Loose dentures requiring adhesives; Trouble with speech and communication; Being removable and not being fixed in the mouth like teeth; Cause sore spots.
But not anymore with implants. In most cases, a person can secure his or her lower full dentures with just two implants. Sometimes, even the existing denture can be retrofitted to snap onto the implants.
Dental Implant Hygiene: How to Clean Dental Implants
Video: How to Clean Dental Implants by Dr. Pedram Zaghi of Angel Dental. Watch and learn how to properly care for dental implants once you have them. This helpful demonstration will show you exactly how to care for and extend the life of your dental implants.
We accept Care Credit payment plans for dental implant procedures. Check out their website here https://www.carecredit.com. Angel Dental of El Monte, making dental implants not only easy, but also affordable. Call us today to help you apply! (626) 444-2002