Do you have missing teeth resulting from injuries or periodontal diseases? Are you dissatisfied with your appearance and wish to have this condition corrected with more natural looking teeth? If yes, dental implants can be the best option for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
These are titanium posts, which are surgically placed by your dentist in Porter Ranch, CA, on your lower or upper jawbone, to replace the root of one or more missing teeth. According to the American Dental Association, there are more than 5 million patients that undergo dental implants placement each year.
At MK Dental Group, we have well-trained dentists in Porter Ranch and Northridge who can perform an endosteal and subperiosteal implant procedures. An endosteal involves placing screws, blades or cylinders in the bone, and is recommended for patients with removable dentures or bridges. Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, are placed on the bone. This treatment is commonly used for patients with a minimal bone height or those who cannot wear regular dentures.
Dr. Michael Khorramian of Porter Ranch points out that the major benefits of dental implants are that they offer maximum support to artificial teeth, leaving you with a more natural feel. They are long-lasting, with good care, and help in keeping your jawbone from shrinking where your teeth are missing.
Am I The Right Candidate For Implants?
Only your Porter Ranch dentist can establish whether you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, after conducting a full examination of your teeth. Additionally, you should have adequate bone in your jaw needed to support the implant, have healthy gum and teeth and be in good general health. If you are not happy with your removable partial dentures or you have missing teeth which affect your smile, you may be a good implant candidate.
What Should I Expect During The Treatment?
There are different techniques used in placing dental implants. Consult our knowledgeable dentists at MK Dental Group before making any decision for a proper treatment plan.
When replacing one tooth, your Porter Ranch dentist will only use a single implant and a crown. For several teeth, implant-supported bridges may be the best option. In more severe cases, where all teeth need to be replaced, your Implant Dentist in Porter Ranch will recommend either using a full denture or full bridge, supported by an implant. For patients with inadequate bone quantity on their upper back jaw, we use sinus augmentation to raise the sinus floor as well as the developing bone before placing the implants. Ridge modification is a technique used in case of any deformities in your upper or lower jaw, which also leads to inadequate bone quantity.
Are There Any Post-Treatment Instructions I Should Follow?
Dr. Michael Khorramian, suggests that in order to keep your implants clean and free of plaque, you should maintain a high level of dental hygiene, which involves daily brushing and flossing.
Are you in California, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley including Porter Ranch or Northridge? Trust our qualified Porter Ranch dentists at MK Dental Group to take care of your every dental need.