Regain your confident smile and chewing ability with dental implants. Contact us now to schedule a consultation in Valley Village, and let us help you restore your oral health and quality of life.
Why Do You Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants are restorative dental devices dentists use to replace missing teeth. They consist of three parts, metal implants, abutments and prosthetic teeth. However, here at PivoSmiles we also offer non-metal implants for patients allergic to implants or with thinning gums. Contact us today and let our experienced team help you discover the transformative benefits of dental implants firsthand.
At PivoSmiles we offer titanium, zirconia and metal-free dental implant restorations for patients with missing teeth. Full arch implants are ideal for patients missing every tooth in either or both jaws. Our implant-supported bridges replace consecutive missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw.
Maintaining your dental implants is imperative to getting the most out of them. Our professional implant maintenance service caters to all types of implants, including all-on-4 and full-arch implants. This involves x-rays and tests to determine the implants’ condition, occlusion assessments, dental cleaning and much more.
We also offer single-tooth implants for individual missing teeth in our jaw. We take care to ensure the prosthetic tooth blends seamlessly with the rest. Our qualified dentists or anesthesiologists will ensure a painless procedure and provide tips for smooth and quick healing.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants?
Assessment and Treatment Planning
The first step in the dental implant process is a dental assessment that checks your overall dental health and the condition of your teeth to determine your suitability for implants. The dentist will also take x-rays and photographs of your teeth and gums, and use this information to create your treatment plan.
After you get approval from the dentist, the dentist will start the procedure by injecting a local anesthetic into the gums to numb the region. They’ll then make an incision on the gums, exposing the bone underneath. Once exposed, the dentist will drill a hole into the jaw bone before placing a titanium or zirconia post inside and suturing the gum tissue.
Osseointegration describes the process by which the jaw bone fuses with the dental implant to become one. The dentist will give you three to six months for the implant to osseointegrate. The process is aided by tiny holes on the surface of the implant that the bone grows into. Only after osseointegration does the dentist proceed with the treatment.
Abutment and Prosthetic Teeth Placement
After osseointegration, the dentist will schedule an appointment to place the abutments and prosthetic teeth. They’ll first open up the sutures before carefully attaching the abutment to the implant. Once secure, we compare your tooth’s color to a color chart and create prosthetic teeth that match yours, and attach it to the abutment. After a few adjustments, the dentist will send you home with guidelines for maintaining your implants.