Missing teeth can impair the health of your mouth and appearance of your smile, but with dental implants, they don’t have to. At Encino Dental Esthetics in Encino, California, Kaivan Kiai, DDS, and his team of dental professionals offer premium dental implants. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, schedule a visit with Encino Dental Esthetics by phone or book online.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots placed in your jawbone. Once embedded into your jaw, they fuse with the bone tissue to provide a stable foundation, just like a natural tooth root.
Encino Dental Esthetics offers both single and multi-implants to support a variety of restorations, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. The beauty of replacing multiple teeth with dental implants is that you don’t necessarily need one implant for every tooth you’re replacing.
In some cases, you can replace an entire dental arch of teeth with only four implants.
To qualify for dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and a sufficient amount of bone tissue in your jaw. If you have gum disease, the team will need to treat it before they can place your implants.
Likewise, if you don’t have enough bone tissue in your jaw to support implants, the team might recommend a procedure to augment your jawbone, like a bone graft.
The process for getting dental implants requires a few visits to the Encino Dental Esthetics offices. The practice has a special oral surgeon who comes to the office to place your implants.
During your first appointment, the oral surgeon embeds the implants in your jawbone. It takes a few months until you’re ready for the next step because you need to give your jawbone enough time to fuse with your implants.
You come back for another visit after your implants have fused. During this visit, the team places your abutment, which is a small rod that connects to your implant and sticks up out of your gums. After your abutment is secure, the team takes an impression of your mouth used to fabricate your restoration.
When your restoration is ready, your provider bonds it to your abutment with special dental cement. The result is a replacement tooth nearly identical to your natural teeth, both in appearance and in structure.
To get started with your dental implants, schedule a visit with Encino Dental Esthetics today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.