Los Angeles Dental Implants Surgery
Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement option that is versatile, healthy and long-lasting. Our Los Angeles dental implants surgery expert often recommends dental implants to patients who have lost one, several or even all of their teeth. Candidates for dental implants should have good general and dental health.
The process requires a minor outpatient surgical procedure. Before the procedure, you may need to prepare for a few days. Antibacterial mouthwash may be recommended to control your naturally occurring oral bacteria and reduce the risk of infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed to further reduce the risk and may be necessary if you have a history of certain heart problems. Our expert in dental implants surgery in Los Angeles will use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. You may also benefit from inhaled, oral or other types of dental sedation, which helps you relax and may allow you to drift off to sleep. You may need to have someone to drive you to and from the appointment especially if you opt for sedation.
During the procedure, a small incision will be made at the implant site. The jawbone will be prepared for the placement of the implant before the implant is secured into place. After the implant is secure, our Los Angeles dental implants surgery expert will place an abutment, which will eventually support your new tooth. The incision is closed up, and the healing process will begin. You may experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure, and we may provide you with painkillers to help you feel comfortable. You will generally be able to return to your daily routine the next day.
Once the jawbone has fused to the implant in a process that is called osseointegration, the tooth will be ready to restore. Impressions are taken to create a porcelain dental crown, which will look, act and feel just like your own natural tooth once it has been placed. Complications are rare, and the success rate for dental implants is about 98 percent. Contact our expert in dental implants surgery in Los Angeles today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.