At Signature Smiles of LA, Dr. Sheila Mahooti and her team of professionals provide a variety of dental restorations for patients to consider. Encino, CA patients can ask about the advantages of moving forward with the placement of dental implants instead of bridges or dentures.
While bridges and dentures may be right for some patients, others are seeking a more permanent option for replacing their missing teeth. They may also want to learn about methods of replacement that are more long-term. Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many of our patients who have the right attributes.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The best candidate for dental implants is a patient who has sufficient bone structure within the jaw of their mouth. This is because the implant needs the proper foundation for successful placement. During oral surgery, the implant is placed into the jaw and it needs to be held in place while the process of bone growth (called osseointegration) occurs. Evaluating a patient to see if they are a proper candidate happens before the procedure with x-rays and a proper examination to check the patient’s overall oral health and wellness.
How can dental implants help me?
Dental implants can help patients in a number of different ways. They are versatile, and may be used in the following manner:
- Dental implants may be placed into the bone of the jaw and then restored over the top with a dental crown to function as a single tooth replacement.
- Dental implants may be placed along the dental arch and used to anchor one side of a dental bridge in place.
- Dental implants may be placed into the bone in several places along the arch and used to anchor a denture.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheila Mahooti
At Signature Smiles of LA, patients can enjoy quality care from a friendly staff. Solutions such as dental implants are commonly used to restore the smile, and can be obtained in our state-of-the-art practice. Contact us today by calling (818) 600-1884 and visiting the office in Encino, California at 16500 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 150-B. We welcome you and your family into our facility for comprehensive care.