The versatility of dental implants
- Posted on: Jul 15 2020
Dental implants are a highly desirable solution for patients who are missing natural teeth. These restorations, made of a metal called titanium, are biocompatible with the body and can provide a solution for patients missing one or more teeth. Their versatility make them a perfect option for many adults in the Beverly Hills, CA area who visit with Dr. David S. Frey and his team.
What is a dental implant?
When a tooth is lost, our dentist may recommend the placement of a dental implant. This tiny metal post is placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw. It can then be restored in a variety of ways to replace one or more teeth. Dental implants are incredibly versatile. They can be used in the following manners:
- Dental implants can replace a single tooth by being placed in the area where a tooth has been lost and be restored with a custom-made dental implant over the abutment.
- Dental implants can replace several teeth with the use of a dental bridge. A dental bridge requires adjacent teeth to support the restoration. If there are no adjacent teeth, an implant can be placed on one or both sides of the gap to replace several teeth in a row.
- Dental implants can replace all the teeth in conjunction with a full denture. Several dental implants are placed along the dental arch and a new denture can snap into place. Dental implant provide unsurpassed strength and stability when compared to the use of a full denture alone or with denture adhesives.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Restoration with a dental implant can only be done if a patient has sufficient bone in the jaw. This is required to ensure the implant has a proper foundation. An evaluation is completed in our office along with dental x-rays to determine candidacy for this or other restorations.
Discuss the advantages of dental implants with Dr. David S. Frey today!
Patients in and around the area of Beverly Hills, CA considering dental implants are advised to contact the office of Dr. David S. Frey by calling (310) 276-4537 and visiting in Suite #414 at 462 North Linden Drive. Our facility is here to accept new and current patients and families seeking dental implants and other tooth replacement options.
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