Dental Implants

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Dental implants, constructed from titanium, serve as artificial root replacements, primarily employed in cases of tooth loss. Tooth loss can result from various factors, including decay, failed root canals, gum disease, mouth trauma, or extensive wear and tear. While there exist several restorative options like fixed bridges and removable partial dentures for addressing missing teeth, none have demonstrated the same level of functional effectiveness and durability as dental implants. In certain instances, dental implants represent the sole permanent solution to tooth loss.

Implant dentistry offers numerous advantages. Beyond their strength and durability, implants can be utilized for replacing individual teeth, providing support for dental bridges to replace multiple teeth, and enhancing the stability of dentures while minimizing gum irritation.

Typically, the implant placement procedure is carried out by oral surgeons, periodontists, or certified general dentists. Once it’s determined that there’s sufficient bone support for a dental implant, the implant is positioned and allowed to osseointegrate, or fuse with the bone. Osseointegration usually necessitates a healing period of approximately 3 to 6 months, after which a general dentist completes the procedure by affixing a crown.

At Smile Center Dental in Bellflower, CA, Dr. Hooman Hakimi, our experienced dentist, oversees the implant placement process. Dr. Hakimi is highly skilled in implant dentistry and ensures the highest level of precision and care. Our office is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental services, and we specialize in dental implants, offering personalized treatment plans to meet your specific needs.

In cases where there isn’t adequate bone to support the dental implant, a bone graft may be performed to augment the area, enhancing implant stability.

Dental implants boast one of the highest success rates in the field of dentistry. Research indicates a five-year success rate of 95% for the lower jaw and 90% for the upper jaw. The lower jaw’s denser bone structure contributes to the higher success rate of osseointegration in that area. Some factors that can diminish the success rate include smoking, diabetes, improper implant placement, and inadequate patient oral hygiene. It’s important to note that while dental implants are impervious to cavities, bone loss around the implant can occur if proper care is not maintained.

For more information about dental implants and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hooman Hakimi at Smile Center Dental in Bellflower, CA, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (562) 866-7073. We are committed to providing top-quality dental care and personalized service to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile.”

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