Dental Implants

A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry's experienced dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California and Simi Valley, California, A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw.

Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay securely fastened to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Your dentist discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry today.