Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss caused by injury, decay, or disease. For many years, the only option to replace missing teeth were dentures or bridges. Now, dental implants are available as a permanent option to preserve beautiful smiles. Implants have a 98% success rate and when successful, they never need to be replaced. Ali Saeghi, DDS, at Modern Age Dentistry with serving patients in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, West Hills, Canoga Park, Ojai, Oak View, Los Feliz, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas, California, specializes in creating implants for patients of all ages. Call today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are essentially new roots for your teeth. They are designed to secure either removable or permanent teeth in place. Prior to dental implants, missing teeth were replaced with either bridges or dentures. They are both often a good option for many patients. But for patients who want a more permanent solution, dental implants are a good choice.
Patients considering permanent dental implants should have good oral hygiene. Because dental implants are considered oral surgery, patients should be healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Dental implant patients also need to have enough bone and healthy gums to support the implant.
Many patients choose dental implants over other non-permanent options like dentures because:
Prior to beginning the implant process, Dr. Saeghi decides on a customized treatment plan for you. Dental implants happen in stages over weeks or months.
If you prefer, Dr. Saeghi can use general anesthesia during the dental implant procedure to ensure you feel no discomfort. You will care for your new implant just as you would real teeth - brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and scheduling regular check-ups. To learn more about dental implants, call Modern Age Dentistry or inquire online.