Dental Implants In North Hollywood, CA & Glendale, CA
If you want a way to replace a missing tooth or set of teeth that looks and feels completely natural and can last your lifetime, ask the team at Comfort Care Dental about dental implants. At their offices in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California, Tom Shanakian, DDS, and Robert Tingilian, DDS, use these stable, durable replacement teeth to restore and beautify smiles. To find out if you’re a candidate for a dental implant, call the office nearest you or make your appointment online today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
The team at Comfort Care Dental offers dental implants because they replace missing teeth while looking and feeling just like a natural tooth. And that’s because they work just like a natural tooth, rooting into your jawbone.
The difference lies in the root of the implant. Instead of a tooth root, it anchors via a titanium screw that your dentist places in your jawbone. After placement, that implant osseointegrates, meaning it fuses with your jawbone. Once this process is complete, the implant serves as the root for your replacement tooth, giving you the most natural-looking and feeling replacement tooth possible.
What’s more, dental implants aren’t just for replacing single teeth. The Comfort Care Dental team also uses them to replace sets of missing teeth. In fact, they offer implant-supported dentures.
Why does my jawbone matter for a dental implant?
Because the dental implant needs to root securely in your jawbone, you need sufficient jawbone height, width, and density to support it. Fortunately, the team at Comfort Care Dental offers MegaGen® AnyRidge® dental implants, which work in a wider variety of jawbones than other implant types. The design of MegaGen implants allows them to provide stability even in softer bone.
If you’re not a candidate for a dental implant even with MegaGen implants, don’t worry. The team at Comfort Care Dental also offers bone grafting. During this treatment, they help your jawbone grow in size and strength so you can get the dental implant you want.
What should I expect during the dental implant process?
Once your Comfort Care Dental dentist determines that your jawbone is strong enough for the implant, the process starts when they place the titanium screw in your jaw. Next comes a waiting period to allow that implant to osseointegrate. This usually takes six months or less.
Once the implant is stabilized in your jaw, you return to Comfort Care Dental so your dentist can affix your replacement tooth or teeth to it. You leave this appointment with a full, stable smile.
Provided you take proper care of the implant and maintain your oral hygiene, the implant should last your lifetime.