Dental implants are often considered the best tooth replacement option available. They are most similar to a real tooth than any other replacement option. Dr. Suzanne Haeri, DDS of Los Angeles, CA offer dental implants to her patients because of this. Keep reading to learn about how dental implants are installed.
Dental implants are permanent replacement teeth for when a tooth is fully extracted, with no root structure left. They are inserted into your bone socket, so they are “implanted” like a real tooth.
The process of installing dental implants takes a few months. First, Dr. Haeri will place a titanium screw into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The healing process for this step can take between three and six months. During this time, Dr. Haeri will place a temporary crown so you can still use your teeth normally. Once the implant heals, an abutment is placed to act as the base of your new tooth. A custom-made crown is then permanently cemented into place. The brand-new dental implant is then set to last a lifetime.
If you are looking at dental implant options, be sure to consider the dental implant. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Suzanne Haeri, DDS in our Los Angeles, CA office, call us at (310) 657-2200 or visit our website, www.suzannehaeridds.com.