Dental Implants in Montebello, California

Multiple Dental Implant Options for Patients in Whittier, Pico Rivera, Commerce, and East Los Angeles

Missing a tooth or multiple teeth can significantly impact your smile's appearance and overall oral health. That’s why Greenwood Dental offers comprehensive dental implant services to restore function and aesthetics. Our in-house dental implant procedures are designed to provide a permanent, sturdy solution that looks and feels just like your natural teeth. With our skilled cosmetic dentistry team and state-of-the-art technology, you can confidently reclaim the beauty and health of your smile.

Materials Used for Dental Implants

Dental implants are crafted using high-quality materials designed to mimic natural teeth while providing excellent durability. The most commonly used material for the implant itself is titanium, a biocompatible metal that integrates seamlessly with the jawbone for a stable and long-lasting foundation. This process, known as osseointegration, allows the implant to become a permanent part of your mouth, providing strength and stability comparable to natural tooth roots. 

On top of the titanium implant, a custom-made crown is placed, typically made from porcelain or ceramic, to match the color, shape, and translucency of your existing teeth, creating a natural and cohesive appearance.

Types of Dental Implants

Choosing the right type of dental implant is essential for restoring your smile's function and aesthetics. We offer various implant options tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences. 

Greenwood Dental works with: 

  • Endosteal implants: These are the most common type of dental implants, surgically placed directly into the jawbone. They provide a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth and are an excellent option for most patients.
  • Subperiosteal implants: These are placed under the gum but above the jawbone, making them a good choice for patients who do not have enough healthy jawbone to support their mouth and cannot undergo a bone augmentation procedure.
  • Zygomatic implants: A more complex option, zygomatic implants are anchored in the cheekbone rather than the jawbone. They are used in cases where the jawbone is insufficient and traditional implants are not possible.
  • Mini dental implants (MDIs): Smaller in diameter than regular implants, MDIs are less invasive and are often used to stabilize lower dentures or for patients with less bone density.
  • All-on-4 implants: This innovative solution uses four strategically placed implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth, providing a secure and permanent alternative to traditional dentures.

Our experienced team at Greenwood Dental can guide you through the decision-making process and help you choose the best implant option for your long-term oral health.

To learn more about our dental implant options, call (323) 471-0504 to request a free consultation at our Montebello office!

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Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures?

Dental implants are often considered superior to dentures due to their permanence and functionality. They are embedded into the jawbone, acting just like natural tooth roots. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants help preserve the jawbone by stimulating bone growth and preventing the bone deterioration that often follows tooth loss. This maintains the structural integrity of your facial features and contributes to long-term oral health. Implants also don’t require the adhesives or special cleaning routines that dentures do, making them a more convenient long-term solution. The result is a solution that looks and feels like your natural teeth and supports proper chewing and speaking functions. 

Questions to Ask at Your Implant Consultation

When preparing for your implant consultation, it's important to come prepared with a list of questions to ensure you clearly understand the procedure and what to expect. Ask about the qualifications and experience of the dentist or oral surgeon who will be performing the procedure. Don’t forget to inquire about the costs involved and whether your dental insurance covers any portion of the implants. Clarifying the financial aspects upfront can help you plan accordingly and avoid unexpected expenses. Being proactive with your questions helps you stay well-informed and confident about your decision to proceed with dental implants.

These questions are just scratching the surface. To save you time and help you understand your options, we’ve provided general answers to some of the most essential and common consultation questions below. Should you choose to request a consultation of your own, our team can provide you with personal answers to these questions and more.

Can My Jaw Accommodate Implants?

It’s highly likely that your jaw can accommodate implants, but certain conditions must be met to ensure a successful outcome. The primary requirement is having sufficient bone density and volume to support the implant. If you've been missing teeth for a while, you might have experienced some bone loss, which could make placing an implant challenging. 

However, this does not necessarily mean you are out of options. Modern dental techniques, such as bone grafting, can help rebuild and strengthen your jawbone, making it capable of securely holding an implant. During your consultation, our team at Greenwood Dental can conduct a thorough evaluation, including imaging studies, to assess your jawbone's condition and discuss personalized solutions to prepare your jaw for a successful dental implant procedure.

What’s the Treatment Timeline Like for Implants?

The treatment timeline for dental implants varies depending on individual circumstances, but it generally involves multiple stages spread over several months. Initially, you'll have a consultation and evaluation to determine if you're a suitable candidate for implants, which may include imaging studies and possibly preparatory procedures like bone grafting. If no additional procedures are needed, the next step is the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone. After this, a healing period of several months, known as osseointegration, allows the implant to fuse with the bone for a stable foundation. Once healed, a custom-made crown is attached to the implant, completing the restoration and giving you a natural-looking, functional tooth. Our team at Greenwood Dental will guide you throughout the process, ensuring each step is clearly explained and comfortably managed.

Will My Dental Implants Need Special Care?

Dental implants do not require any special care beyond maintaining good oral hygiene practices. You'll need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to keep the area around the implant clean and free from plaque. Additionally, regular visits to your dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings are important. It's also advisable to avoid habits that could damage your implants, such as smoking or chewing on hard objects. By following these simple steps, you can keep your dental implants in excellent shape and enjoy a healthy, long-lasting smile.

Ready to schedule your dental implant consultation? Call Greenwood Dental in Montebello at (323) 471-0504 today!

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