Dental Implants are the biggest advancement in dentistry in the past 15 years. Implants offer a 100% successful way of replacing a lost tooth that looks and feels almost as good as the teeth nature gave you. Prior to modern Implants, a difficult to maintain bridge or partial denture was the only restorative option for a patient with missing teeth.
Sports injuries, gum disease and advanced tooth decay can often result in the total or near-total loss of tooth structure. A missing tooth completely alters your appearance and unless you’re a boxer or hockey player, it’s not a positive change. The modern Implant can correct this just like it never happened. This superior solution does, however, take time and patience. The process requires six months from start through completion.
The empty space must be cleaned and have some bone grafted in to give the Implant a strong base upon which to be implanted and there is a measure of healing time required before the Implant can be put in place. Once the affected are is prepared and healed, the actual Implant procedure is easy, quick and painless.
Let’s face it, only a prizefighter should have missing teeth, call Dr. Pinedo at (310) 530-8800 or Contact Us and let’s discuss your dental implant options.