Complete Dental Implants in Santa Monica, CA
While tooth replacement has been around for hundreds of years in various forms, many left something to be desired. Through the centuries, people have come up with better and better ways to replace missing teeth, culminating in the development of dental implants. Santa Monica Dentists can surgically place your dental implants and restore them to completion for a full smile that lasts.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants involve permanently placed titanium posts that extend to the gum line and support a custom-made crown or bridge that rests on these posts. Regardless of how many teeth you’re replacing, implants give these dental prostheses extra stability for results that look can and feel more natural.
Implant Placement and Restoration
A full implant procedure is completed over the course of two phases. The first phase involves the surgical placement of one or more implants. The exact number of implants you receive will depend on the number of teeth you want to replace. Following your surgery, our Santa Monica team will give your mouth a chance to heal. During this time, your implant(s) form a natural bond with your jawbone. Once this process—which is known as osseointegration—has occurred, the second phase of your procedure can be completed. In this phase, your new crown or bridge will be attached to your metal implants.
Better Care with Advanced Technology
Placing implants involves a serious amount of preparation and planning. Before your procedure ever begins, we want to have a clear understanding of how many implants you need and where exactly they’re going to be placed. With our advanced imaging tools, we capture crisp, clear images of your teeth and the bone structure supporting your smile. The more we know about your smile, the more detailed and accurate our treatment plan for you will be, and the more efficient your procedure.
Why choose dental implants for your tooth replacement?
Dental implants offer a number of advantages over other tooth replacement options, although which you choose will depend on a number of factors. Santa Monica Dentists analyze your smile to help you decide which form of tooth replacement will best suit your needs and situation. We often recommend dental implants because of the wide range of benefits that accompany them. Implants are not only better for your oral health than not replacing a missing tooth, but they also promote gum health, provide you with more stability, and look natural.
Still unsure? Contact us for an appointment to discuss dental implants with one of the specialists at Santa Monica Dentists near West Los Angeles. Our Santa Monica dental office is fully equipped to provide for every phase of your dental implants procedure.