Dental Implants From Wilshire Smile Studio
Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio in Los Angeles is a highly-regarded specialist in dental implants. A revolution in material and techniques has enabled the team to perfectly match neighboring teeth.
- First, x-rays and 3-D CT scans help the creation of a model of the area that will receive the implant. °Then (after extracting any remaining part of the defective tooth), a rod of bio-friendly titanium that resembles a screw is surgically and painlessly inserted and a temporary crown is placed to enable patient to continue to chew normally.
- As bone forms around the rod over the next few months, a permanent crown will be crafted in collaboration with a top dental lab, then tested for a comfortable bite (there are a variety of options for the appearance and affordability, but unlike many other dental practices, Wilshire Smile Studio never uses overseas labs that would compromise the result).
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you are missing one or many teeth. Our Los Angeles dental implants expert is experienced with both placing and restoring implants. He may recommend them for patients who have adequate bone density and good general health. Good oral hygiene is also important since it promotes healing and reduces the risk of complications. Smokers, patients who have certain health problems or patients who are using certain types of medications may not be candidates for implants.
All-On-Four is a revolutionary new type of implant for those who have lost many of their teeth and are not satisfied with dentures. Instead of the conventional approach of individual implants, our oral surgeon will prepare your upper and lower teeth with just four implants, each with a group of natural-looking replacement teeth.
If you continue to brush twice a day for two minutes at a time, floss once a day, and have the hygienist do a professional cleaning regularly, dental implants can last 10-20 years, compared with 5-10 years for bridges or partial dentures. Implants can also replace dentures for a permanent and more comfortable bite or be used to anchor dentures, resulting in better ability to eat and speak.
Call Wilshire Smile Studio for a free consultation to determine the solution that is right for your unique case: 323-DENTIST (336-8478).