Dental Implants

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Montebello, CA located in Montebello, CA

Dental Implants services offered in Montebello, CA

Dental implants offer the chance to restore your smile permanently. For residents in and around Montebello, California, David Moghimi, DDS, and the team at Dr. David’s Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offer easy access to implant dentistry. Call the office today to schedule an appointment, or take a few moments to check out the online booking page. 

Dental Implants Q & A

Why replace missing teeth?

You might only think about the aesthetic implications of missing teeth, but there are also serious health issues to consider. Because your teeth anchor directly into the underlying bone tissue, chewing or biting stimulates that bone, a necessity for keeping it healthy and strong. 

Losing a tooth means losing that stimulation. The bone beneath the gap in your smile can begin to wear away, which causes problems with the connection between adjacent teeth and bone. Eventually, one missing tooth can lead to others.

A gap in your smile also makes it difficult to enjoy a wide variety of foods. You could even begin to notice changes in your speech patterns when you lose one or more teeth. 


What are dental implants?

Dental implants offer the chance to permanently replace one or more gaps in your smile. Because implants anchor within your natural bone tissue, they also preserve bone health. 

Individual implants consist of an implanted metal post, which replaces the root of your tooth. An artificial crown replaces the portion of your natural tooth that sits above the gum line. Some implant options rely on a small piece called an abutment that connects post and crown.

There are also dental implant systems that anchor an entire upper or lower span of artificial teeth using just four implanted posts. This is a great option for people who need to restore their smile but don’t want to pursue dentures.


What are the steps for getting dental implants?

The planning stage is perhaps the most important part of the process. Your dentist works in partnership with you to decide on the best course of action. They perform a dental exam and digital imaging to get you started.

Specialized software creates an implant placement plan designed just for you. On the day of your visit, an injection of numbing medication ensures you remain comfortable from start to finish.

Your dentist creates an incision in your gums to gain access to the underlying bone. A small pilot hole guides the post placement before your dentist closes the gum tissue around the post and a period of healing begins. 

Once enough time passes, your bone tissue fuses to the implanted metal post. You return to the office, and your dentist attaches the custom crown to the post, which completes the implant procedure. 

To learn more about what to expect with dental implants, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a few clicks.