Dental Implant Treatment
Total Health Dentistry of Encino offers dental implant treatment for the replacement of missing and severely damaged teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, in most cases made of biocompatible titanium, that integrate into the bone tissue over a period of four to six months. An implant abutment is used to hold an implant crown or multi-unit prosthesis on each implant. Although implants are placed by dentists, oral surgeons, or periodontists, Dr. Comfortes has chosen to work with expert implant surgeons who do thousands of implant placement procedures each year. Dr. Comfortes will be the orchestrator of your treatment planning, and he will be communicating with the oral surgeon or periodontist who places your implant(s). The specialists he refers to use CBT 3D cone beam imaging to optimize implant placement; therefore, the highest precision is ensured.
After osseointegration of the implant(s) in your bone, Dr. Comfortes will provide the custom prosthetic crown, multi-unit bridge or denture that will be fixed securely in place. Dr. Comfortes will follow up with you after treatment to ensure your satisfaction with optimal biting function and aesthetics. For example, if an implant crown loosens on the abutment, he will tighten it for you. With excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits to ensure healthy periodontal tissues, your dental implant treatment can last a very long time.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and teeth that are so damaged that the best treatment is replacement. If you have one or two missing teeth, an implant is a more conservative treatment than a traditional fixed bridge that requires the crowning of adjacent teeth to hold a prosthetic tooth. Implant treatment also provides an improved solution for partial and complete dentures. The quality-of-life benefits are significant when compared with traditional removable dentures. With implant supported or retained dentures, there is:
- no need for adhesives,
- no slippage (when drinking, eating, speaking, smiling),
- renewed ability to eat all foods,
- natural function and smile appearance, and
- preservation of bone tissue.
Reasons for Dental Implant Treatment
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial structure.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
Schedule an appointment to learn what is possible for you.
To learn about dental implants and alternative treatment options that are best for your specific oral health circumstances, schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaac Comfortes at Total Health Dentistry in Encino. Implants are today’s highest standard of care for total oral health that supports strong systemic health.
Give us a call today – (818) 514-7313.