Dental Implants Near Hermosa Beach
Teeth lost due to illness, disease or trauma can change your smile, health and oral function. The most advanced option in replacing lost teeth is dental implant dentistry. While many dentists offer dental implants, they do not have the same level of education and training in performing dental implant surgery as an oral surgeon. For beautiful, precision dental implants to restore your smile, come see Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center near Hermosa Beach.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have at least four to six years of additional education, training and residency after dental school. This doubles the time spent on gaining knowledge to perform intricate oral procedures over a general dentist. Dental implants require oral surgery to manipulate the soft tissues and bone inside the mouth to secure new prosthetic teeth in place. An oral surgeon is better trained for this procedure, especially if bone grafting or other complicated procedures are needed to accomplish the placement of the dental implant.
Beautiful, Durable Tooth Restorations
Dental implants are the closest option to natural teeth and have many benefits over dentures, bridges or other tooth replacements. Dental implants are designed like a natural tooth, with a “root” and exterior tooth structure. The titanium implant that is secured in the jawbone adheres to the bone, just like a natural root. This holds the tooth securely in place for function but also stimulates bone growth to slow bone resorption. This is important to keep the jaw structure healthy – bone loss in the jaw can result in additional tooth loss or change to the facial structure.
Once the dental implant is in place, healed and adhered to the jawbone, the abutment and dental crown can be permanently added. Each dental implant is a new tooth that is perfectly formed to fit with the alignment of the mouth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or for full mouth reconstructions. They can also be used to secure dentures or dental bridges. Benefits of dental implants include:
- High success rate
- Dental implants can last for 20 years or more
- Reduced jawbone resorption or loss
- Natural-appearing teeth
- Improved chewing and speech function
- Fixed options for dentures and bridges
Dental implants are the most advanced option for dental restorations, whether used alone or in conjunction with other restorative devices like bridges or dentures. With bone grafting and other advanced procedures available through Dr. Yagoubian, most people can qualify for dental implants; even those previously told they were not ideal candidates.
Surgically Guided Dental Implants
Placement of dental implants takes strategic planning and preparation before oral surgery. Dr. Yagoubian uses 3D scans to perform dental implant surgery, outlining the exact placement of the implant for optimal form and function. Guiding the implant through imagery is the best way to ensure optimum results. Our clinic invests in the most advanced imagery available to give our patients state-of-the-art technology to assist in their procedures.
Dental implants can change your life. Living with lost teeth can affect your health, appearance and self-confidence. The fixed structure of dental implants allows you the freedom to enjoy life again. You can smile, eat, laugh and live your life without worrying about gaps in your smile or slipping dentures.
If you live in Hermosa Beach and want to explore the option of dental implants, come see us at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. Schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Yagoubian to discuss whether dental implants may be right for you. We accept many forms of dental insurance and different payment options to help you afford the beautiful new smile you deserve. Contact us today to make your appointment.