Are you embarrassed by missing teeth? Are you frustrated with uncomfortable dentures? Then it’s time you discovered how implant dentistry—one of the latest cosmetic dental technologies—can help you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent replacements for your natural tooth root(s).
Most often they are made from a remarkable titanium alloy that has the ability to actually fuse with the supportive tissues around you teeth, becoming as strong or stronger than your natural tooth root. When the implant is firmly established, a restoration (dental crown, dentures or dental bridge) can be attached to it permanently.
The Dental Implant Process
It only takes one or two visits to Sherman Oaks Dental to receive dental implants. Dr. Bjornbak and his excellent staff will make sure that your visits are relaxed and comfortable to make the treatment as pleasant as possible for you.
- ASSESSMENT | Dr. Bjornbak will meet with you and assess your unique situation. He will then partner with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.
- PLACEMENT | If dental implants are indeed the best option for you, Dr. Bjornbak will begin the actual treatment by carefully and expertly placing the tooth implant (dental implant) into the space the tooth’s natural root occupied.
- HEALING | Once the dental implant has been placed, the implant and the surrounding area are given time to heal and undergo a process called “osseointegration” in which the jaw bone (osseo) actually “integrates”, or fuses, with the titanium alloy implant. This process ensure that you will have a strong and durable foundation for you tooth restoration. It will also help prevent the “sag and bag” that can occur when supportive tissue around your teeth deteriorates when tooth roots are lost.
- RESTORATION | A restoration is an artificial tooth or series of teeth that are affixed to the dental implant. We use superb materials that resemble the natural sheen and transparent surface of real teeth. The end result is a beautiful, natural looking and functioning tooth replacement that can last as long as you!
Please contact us today to learn more about dental implants and the many benefits they offer.