The team of dental specialists at Couture Smiles Dental Group, located in Woodland Hills, California includes Dr. Jonathan Gordon, who is a world-renowned periodontist and implant specialist. If you have lost one or more teeth, a dental implant may be just what you need to restore your full smile. Make an appointment by calling or booking an appointment online with Dr. Gordon today to restore your smile and the health of your jaw.
A dental implant is a natural-looking and natural-feeling tooth replacement that uses the latest technology and materials for optimal strength and aesthetics. A dental implant includes a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root, a crown, and an abutment, which connects the crown to the post.
Titanium has unique biocompatible properties that make it an effective metal to use in prosthetics in both dental and medical treatments. Dental implants are used to replace a single tooth or several teeth, depending on your needs. Many patients prefer dental implants because they support bone health in the jaw and are cared for just like natural teeth.
The process for restoring your smile with a dental implant requires a few steps over approximately 4-6 months. First, Dr. Gordon places a dental implant post, which is made of titanium, in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth.
After a period of healing that may last a couple of months, a dental implant restoration is crafted by the practice’s aesthetic lab technician and dentist, Dr. Fahid, that will be attached to the implant post to restore the function and beauty of your smile. They use zirconia crowns for natural-looking, long-lasting restorations. One of the benefits of implant dentistry is that your surrounding healthy teeth are not compromised during the implant process.
When properly cared for with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, a dental implant can last a lifetime. Other tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures, can require frequent alterations and replacement as often as every five years. Dr. Gordon will discuss your tooth replacement needs and options with you to help you decide which option is the best solution.
The dentists can use dental implants at the Woodland Hills, California, practice to replace a single missing tooth or to restore your entire smile by providing a stable anchor for dentures. For more information on the uses and benefits of dental implants, contact Couture Smiles Dental Group. The dental professionals at the practice are eager to restore your smile to its full potential.