Dental implants replace missing teeth and are designed to last a lifetime. A dental implant is a metal post surgically secured into the jawbone. Once in place, the implant acts like an artificial tooth root, holding a replacement tooth or bridge. 

At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. They allow you to regain the full function and appearance of your tooth. A dental implant is a comfortable, natural-looking tooth replacement that eliminates painful chewing.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a suitable option for many patients with missing teeth. However, they are not a solution for all patients. Dental implants are not a good option for patients who smoke, grind their teeth, or suffer from chronic health conditions like diabetes. Talk with your dentist to determine if dental implants are right for you.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth used to be. Once the jawbone and gums have healed, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. The replacement tooth is often a dental crown, but the tooth can also be a dental bridge or denture.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can improve both your health and your confidence. Dental implants replace missing teeth and look and function just like natural teeth. With implants, you can smile, speak, and chew with confidence.

An implant is secure and comfortable, so it doesn’t cause pain or discomfort. Most patients say that their implants feel just like natural teeth. Many patients report that they forget they even have them!

Once your dental implant is placed, you won’t need to remove it. Your implant will fuse to your existing jawbone, so you don’t have to worry about removing it like a traditional denture.

Is Dental Implant Treatment Painful?

The dental implant procedure is invasive but is often less painful and time-consuming than other dental restoration options. If you experience pain after the process, it can take a few days for your mouth to adjust to the implant.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants can last for decades with proper care, such as daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams. However, it’s essential to understand that dental implants cannot decay. The dental implant functions like a tooth root, becoming part of the jawbone.

Visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.



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