Dental implants can transform your smile if you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, general and cosmetic dentists AJ Suchak, DDS, Om Suchak, DDS, and their team specialize in placing and restoring dental implants. The process can improve your oral health and reduce your risk of gum recession and bone loss. Call the Los Angeles-area practice or book online to request a dental implant consultation today.
Dental implants are small metal posts that the team at Queens Dental Group inserts into the sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the posts fuse with your bone, providing a foundation for crowns or implant-anchored dentures.
Dental implants look just like your natural teeth. Since they attach to dental implants, they don’t move around like dentures either, so you can bite, chew, and speak confidently.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants are also convenient. Instead of soaking them in a cleaning solution, like dentures, you brush and floss them like your teeth.
If you want dental implants, you need enough healthy bone tissue to support them. Before recommending implants, the team completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. If you have low bone volume, your provider does a bone graft.
During a bone graft, your provider places a small piece of synthetic or natural bone material into an incision into your upper or lower dental palate. Once placed, the graft encourages the production of new, healthy bone tissue.
At Queens Dental Group, getting dental implants takes three visits spaced over a year.
If you qualify for treatment, the team administers an anesthetic and inserts a series of dental implants into your empty tooth sockets. After surgery, they prescribe antibiotics and provide recovery instructions.
When the implants finish integrating with your bone, a few months later, you return to Queens Dental Group. The team takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab. The dental lab uses the impressions to create crowns or a set of implant-anchored dentures.
When the lab finishes your crowns or implant-anchored dentures, you visit Queens Dental Group for the third time. The team lines up the restorations, attaches them to your dental implants and checks your bite. They polish your teeth and explain how to keep your implants in optimal condition.
Care for your dental implants like you would your teeth. The team recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning and an oral exam.
To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call Queens Dental Group and make an appointment or book online today.