Surgically Guided Dental Implants Near San Pedro
At Torrance Oral Surgery Center, Dr. Benjamin 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.
Lost teeth can impact your appearance, health and the functionality of your mouth. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to replace missing teeth and stimulate bone growth in your jaw. If you live in San Pedro and are interested in dental implants, Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center offers superior dental implants to help restore your smile.
Why Get a Dental Implant?
There are many reasons people choose dental implants over other restorative options. Some of the uses and benefits of dental implants include:
- Functional, stable tooth replacements that look and feel natural
- Added stability for dentures
- Support for a dental bridge
- Reduction of oral bone loss
- Prevention of shifting teeth
Dental implants can create one or more new teeth or they are used in conjunction with bridges or dentures. Even patients with bone loss in their jaw bone can be candidates for dental implants or All-on-4 dentures.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Like a natural tooth, a dental implant has a “root” that is attached to the jaw bone. A titanium post is used for this “root” and is inserted surgically into the bone. After the initial implant surgery, bone grows around the post and creates a secure, permanent base, which can be used to create a functional tooth or is attached to dentures.
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
Dental implant surgery can be completed in one visit. The procedure involves an incision in the gum tissue to access the jaw bone. The implant post is secure in the bone and the incision is closed. The surgical site can require 3-4 months to heal before a permanent crown can be added to create the tooth. If a bone graft or tooth extraction must be performed first, this must heal before the implant can be placed.