Conquering Tooth Loss with Dental Implants
Missing teeth can be embarrassing for a number of reasons, from the appearance of your smile to the difficulty that it may cause when biting, chewing, and speaking. Adult tooth loss can occur from dental damage or gum disease, or it can be the result of a necessary tooth extraction. In either case, replacing missing teeth is paramount to keeping your smile beautiful and healthy.
With advanced training and qualification in dental implantology, Dr. Koshki possesses the skill and expertise to replace lost teeth with highly-advanced dental implants. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants are comprised of replacements for your lost teeth roots, which are carefully placed within your jawbone. The implanted posts provide unmatched security and comfort, as well as a more realistic appearance due to their stability.
High-Quality Replacement Teeth
Though dental implant placement requires minor oral surgery, Dr. Koshki and our staff are adept at making your treatment safe and comfortable. In addition to the local anesthesia that minimizes physical discomfort, we also offer a choice of sedation methods to help you stay calm and relaxed.
Because dental implants are secured within your jawbone, the bone’s density must be enough to support the implant posts. If your jawbone has grown weak, then Dr. Koshki might suggest a bone graft to strengthen it, providing a more stable foundation for your beautiful new smile. Your gums must also be healthy, and patients who exhibit gum disease often require appropriate periodontal treatment before being recommended for dental implant placement.
The beauty of dental implants is that they can support any size dental prosthetic, from a single crown (to replace one lost tooth) to a bridge, partial denture, or complete denture (for more extensive tooth loss). They also offer the most lifelike solution as the only option that provides replacements for your lost teeth roots.
Once your dental implant posts are inserted, healing can take 4-6 months, during which time you should be extra careful not to disturb or move the posts. Once you’ve healed and your replacement teeth are securely in place, caring for your dental implants is as simple as brushing, flossing, and attending regularly-scheduled preventive dentistry visits.
Visit Santa Monica Dental Arts Today!
At Santa Monica Dental Arts, conveniently located in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Moeiz Koshki, Dr. Sakamoto and our staff are dedicated to providing the highest-quality dental care to patients of all ages. As a highly-skilled general dentist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Koshki is well-known and in high demand for the stellar service he provides, and for his expertise in creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moeiz Koshki and Dr. Sakamoto, call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.