Surgically Guided Dental Implants Near Carson
Dr. Benajmin Yagoubian uses your 3D scan to plan out your precise dental implant placement. Using your 3D scan and using a guided implant surgery plan ensures that your dental implant is placed accurately and helps us achieve the most optimal outcome for each patient.
For tooth replacement, dental implants offer a superior option, both for aesthetics and function. Whether you need one or multiple teeth replaced, dental implant dentistry can provide fixed prosthetic teeth to improve your smile and oral function. Dental implants use a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone. The new metal “root” can be used to anchor a dental crown in place or secure dentures for improved function with adhesives. Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center offers advanced methods in dental implants for our patients who live in or near Carson, CA.
Why Get Dental Implants?
For lost teeth, dental implants provide the most natural and stable solution. Some of the reasons people choose dental implants include:
- Singular replacement of missing teeth without additional dental work needed
- Support for a dental bridge
- Permanent stability for dentures
- Prevention of tooth shifting
- Prevention of bone loss and facial structural changes
- Improve aesthetics and function
- Cost effective compared to bridges or other restorations that may need continuous repairs or replacement
Dental implants can be used alone or in conjunction with other dental restorations. When completed by an experienced oral surgeon and dental implant specialist, they can last for decades.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants can be surgically placed in one day, but there are precursors and post-operative considerations. If the tooth or teeth to be replaced have recently been extracted or a bone grafting is necessary, the area must first heal before the implant post can be inserted. Once the post is in place, the surgical site needs to heal for 3-4 months before the abutment and crown can be added. A temporary crown may be placed during the waiting period to retain aesthetics.
Slowing Down Bone Sorption
One of the many benefits of dental implants is they can slow the bone sorption process. The implant stimulates bone growth in the jaw, similar to a natural tooth. Without a tooth or dental implant in place, the jaw can lose up to 50% of the bone in a year’s time, where the tooth should be located.