Dental Implants Long Beach CA

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Long Beach, CA

At Dentist of Long Beach, we specialize in restoring smiles with our cost-effective dental implant services. Our dental implants look and function just like normal teeth, and no one will be the wiser. If you are missing teeth, a dental implant can keep your remaining teeth from shifting while also providing a pleasing aesthetic that enhances your smile.

How Does a Dental Implant Work?

Dental implants are a durable and permanent option for patients who are missing teeth. In essence, they consist of three parts: a metal post, abutment, and dental prosthesis. The post is usually made of titanium and is carefully positioned in the jawbone. Once this has adequately healed, an abutment will be screwed into it, and the dental prosthesis, which may be a bridge or dental crown, is attached.

Why Would I Need a Dental Implant?

There are two main reasons that Dentist of Long Beach recommends receiving a dental implant if you are missing teeth:

  • Stops Shifting: When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth sometimes shift. The pressure this creates can contribute to other teeth cracking and breaking, unnecessary strain on the muscles and upper body, and the development of TMJ. Dental implants stop shifting from occurring by filling in the gaps and balancing your bite.
  • Enhances Your Smile: Dental implants can help enhance your smile by providing an aesthetically pleasing and natural looking replacement.
Dental Implants Long Beach CA
Dental Implants in Long Beach CA

Is it Safe to Get a Dental Implant?

Yes, it is safe to receive a dental implant. Research has revealed specific metals that most individuals can safely tolerate and that easily fuse with the jawbone. However, we realize that some patients may have metal allergies, and Dentist of Long Beach will be happy to review your dental implant options with you if this is the case.

Is Getting a Dental Implant Painful?

At Dentist of Long Beach, we use anesthesia to comfortably sedate our patients. After the dental implant surgery is complete, some pain and soreness may be experienced, as well as some slight swelling. However, ice packs can help reduce any swelling, and over-the-counter medications can help manage any inflammation or pain.

How Soon Will I Recover from Getting a Dental Implant?

Most patients report that any soreness or pain typically subsides within one to two weeks after their dental implant surgery. However, it is important to remember that the implant needs time to integrate with the jawbone, and this process may take anywhere from six to eight months on average.

Does Having Dentures Keep Me from Getting a Dental Implant?

Having dentures does not keep patients from receiving a dental implant, and patients do not have to receive a dental implant for every missing tooth. Rather, Dentist of Long Beach utilizes an affordable system referred to as the “All-on-4” for patients missing an entire arch of teeth.

What is the All-On-4 Dental Implant System?

The All-on-4 dental implant system is where four implants are carefully put in both your lower and upper jaw or on one of your arches. We then craft dentures that attach to the implants and stabilize them, ensuring the jawbone remains healthy.

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How Much Do Dental Implants at Dentist of Long Beach Cost?

Dentist of Long Beach provides easy financing and payment plans so that you can receive dental implants and other services at an affordable price. In addition, your dental insurance may help cover some of the cost of your dental implants. To learn more, simply call our dentist office in Long Beach, California today!

Restore Your Smile Today!

To find out if you can benefit from dental implants from Dentist of Long Beach, simply call (562) 373-0026 today to consult with one of our friendly staff members!

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