Dr. Kashfian, expert in Beverly Hills dental implants and Chatsworth dental implants, can help you determine which is best for your unique dental health situation.
Endosteal dental implants are the most common type of implants and are designed to replace the roots of the missing teeth. They can be used to support one or more prosthetic teeth and are often used to support bridges, dentures or dental crowns. Patients who have experienced severe bone loss may not be candidates for endosteal dental implants. Subperiosteal implants sit directly on top of the jawbone and are supported by a metal framework that sits beneath the gums.
Dr. Kashfian, who has many years of experience in dental implants, will perform a comprehensive dental exam to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants. The best candidate enjoys good dental health and good overall health. He or she will also have good bone density and healthy gum tissue that is free of infection. If you are strong enough for dental treatment, you will generally be strong enough to undergo the dental implants procedure. If you smoke, Dr. Kashfian may recommend that you quit before undergoing the procedure to ensure the best chances of success.
Dental implants generally have a very high rate of success. Once the implant has been placed, they will be given time to heal, which can take between three to six months. As your jawbone grows around your dental implant, they will essentially fuse together, which creates a strong, durable base for the prosthetic that will be placed on it. Once your new teeth are secured to the implants, they will not just look like your own natural teeth, but they will also feel and function just like your own teeth. You can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth just as you always have.
Contact Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills and Chatsworth dental implant dentist, today to learn more or to schedule a dental implants consultation.