Dental Implants

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

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Dental Implants services offered in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent solution to a missing tooth or teeth. A dental implant is a metal post inserted into your jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. A crown or bridge is affixed to this post via an abutment.

Implants are an effective solution for people who have lost a tooth due to decay, gum disease, or injury.

Why are dental implants a superior choice?

If you’re a candidate for dental implants, you can be confident that they’re a superior choice compared with dentures, which often slip and slide and compromise speech and chewing. Dental implants use state-of-the-art materials and fill in gaps in your smile, functionally and aesthetically.

Dental implants offer the following benefits:

  • Permanent solution
  • Comfortable fit
  • Natural appearance
  • Jawbone support
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Preservation of facial structure and volume

Dental implants don’t slip or need messy adhesives. They eliminate the need for partial dentures, provide support for implant-supported dentures, and won’t affect neighboring teeth. You can have an implant to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

After an evaluation of your oral health, the dental team can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. They consider if:

  • You’re missing one or more teeth
  • Your gums are healthy
  • Your jaw has finished growing
  • You want to replace a bridge
  • You desire a permanent solution

The team reviews all the pros and cons of dental implants to help you decide if they’re an option for missing teeth.  

How do I care for my dental implant?

The team at WPD Dental Group has years of experience in placing dental implants. These are long-lasting restorations. Ensure they stay with you for a lifetime by practicing proper hygiene. That means maintaining good habits such as brushing your teeth twice per day with a soft brush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Floss every day.

Dental implants are permanently set in your mouth and act like natural teeth — you don’t have to remove them to keep them clean. 

Choosing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth changes your smile and your life. To learn more, book an appointment online with WPD Dental Group or schedule with a phone call.