Affodable Dental Implants in Los Angeles, CA
In modern dentistry, dental implants are by far the most effective option for restoring missing teeth. There is no tooth replacement alternative that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help to preserve the bone that supports the teeth, which naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Bone loss is one of the most common adverse outcomes of tooth loss.
A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped titanium post that is used to replace a missing tooth’s root. Implant placement is actually a very easy and routine procedure that only requires a local anesthetic in the majority of cases. The implant is topped with a realistic crown that is custom-made to match your natural teeth and is placed after a period of recovery
Traditional tooth replacement options only restore the portions of teeth that are visible when patients smile, but these restorations do not fully renew oral health as they do not replace the supportive underlying root structures. At Union Dental Center, we offer implant placement and restoration in our comfortable Los Angeles dental practice.
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small posts that resemble a screw. They are inserted into the gum line where they mimic the natural function of the lost tooth roots. Once implants are surgically placed, they fuse with the gums and jawbone, recreating the lost tooth roots. Abutments are attached to the implant post in order to affix the replacement tooth or teeth. When in place, your replacement teeth will look and feel just like your healthy, natural smile. You can also expect many long-term oral health benefits that you will not find with other tooth replacement options making them a highly recommended and sought-after procedure.
The Dental Implant Process
- Consultation – During a consultation, our doctor will look at every aspect of your oral and overall health to make sure implants are right for you.
- Preliminary procedures – In some cases, separate treatment is needed beforehand (e.g. gum disease therapy, a bone graft, or extractions).
- Implant placement – For convenience and continuity of care, our doctor will perform your implant surgery right here in our office. It usually takes 1-2 hours per implant, during which he or she will make your comfort a top priority from start to finish.
- Osseointegration – Implants generally take 3-6 months to osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone. Exceptions to this are All-On-4 or Teeth-In-a-Day cases, in which implants are placed and restored on the same day.
- Restoration – The last step is having your implant restored with either a single dental crown, bridge, or a denture.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Dental implants are ideal for almost every age and nearly all levels of tooth loss. Whether you have been missing teeth for years or you recently had one extracted, chances are dental implants can completely change your life!
Missing One or Two Teeth
Once the dental implant has fused with the supportive tissues, we are able to attach tooth replacement prosthetics. An individual missing tooth is replaced with a single implant connected to a dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Patients missing three to four consecutive missing teeth will need a fixed bridge supported at either end by a dental implant post. Because of this, there is no need to modify existing enamel of neighboring teeth just to receive a replacement.
Missing All Teeth
Patients with more extensive tooth loss need an implant denture. Like their traditional counterparts, dentures replace numerous teeth along a single arch or a full row of teeth. Usually, dentures can be supported by four to eight strategically positioned dental implant posts and can be either fixed or removable depending on patient preference.
For ceratin patients, implant dentures may be an appropriate treatment option. Given the nature of this copmlex treatment, we will need to perform a thorough exam in order to properly diagnose the patient. Please call us for a complete and thorough evaluation for this potentially life changing treatment!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide countless benefits that other options do not, including superior strength and stability, more self-confidence, and longevity – just to name a few. However, we understand that many additional factors go into your decision to get dental implants. For many patients, cost is one of the biggest considerations. If you would like an estimate that is tailored just for you, contact us to schedule a consultation!
Dental Implant Salvage
Here at Union Dental Center, our priority is to make sure your dental implant process is a success. While the failure rate for the procedure is very low, there are instances where the underlying bone can become injured or infected and the implant needs to be removed. If you notice the signs of implant failure (radiating pain around the post, red or inflamed gums, difficulty chewing, and so on), call us right away so that we can take an X-ray of your mouth and figure out the problem. Ideally, once we have treated the problem, you should be able to safely have implant placement performed again.
Same Day Dental Implants in Los Angeles, CA – Affordable Dental Implants Near Me – #1 Implant Dentist in Los Angeles
Glidewell, based in Newport Beach, CA, is America’s largest producer of custom dental crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. With over 5,000 employees around the world, Glidewell is recognized as an industry-leading materials and devices manufacturer. Established in 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, Glidewell continues to build on its storied history of technological innovation and continuing education, committed to making comprehensive treatment more accessible to patients around the globe.
Meet Your Award-Winning Dentist
We have been serving the Los Angeles community for almost 40 years since 1980 and have treated over 200,000 patient visits. As a family-owned dental clinic, we care about each and every patient and strive for optimal outcomes for those we serve.
Our dentists collectively have over 90 years of experience and are graduates of USC and other leading dental schools. Our support staff have been a part of the Union Dental Center team for over 60 years, and thus you will always see a familiar face when you visit our clinic.
Union Dental Center: Experienced. Continuity. Family atmosphere.
We look forward to serving the community for an additional 40 years and more!
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We Accept Your Dental Insurance
We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Union Dental Center is in network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, MetLife, Principal Financial Group, United Concordia, United Healthcare and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
The Proof is in Our Patients
Since 1980 - Over 40 Years!
Over 200,000 Patient Visits
Dentists: Over 75 Years of Experience
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