Dental Implants Encino
Gaps in teeth are a major concern for people all over the world. Not only do they cause difficulty in chewing they also cause anxiety on patients as they are self-conscious of how the gaps make them look in public.
Dental implants are the most effective way to deal with this issue as they allow for the installation of dentures or artificial teeth to fill the gaps. Our resident dentist, at our offices in Encino, highly qualified and experienced Dr. Philip Fazard has been practicing dentistry procedures and improving people’s smiles for many years. He is your best option if you are looking to have the best dental implants Encino experience.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
With dental implants, your dentures and bridges remain intact in your mouth. As the implants provide support and anchorage onto the jawbone, the dentures are not at risk of slipping or shifting position in the mouth. This makes the patient comfortable wearing them, and they are able to function normally. Dental implants also provide for easy installation of replacement teeth in the mouth.
Unlike normal dentures that have to be held onto adjacent teeth to support and hold them in place, using implants replacement teeth are individually anchored into the jawbone; hence they support themselves. This gives you a natural feel and easier mouth functioning such as chewing. This also eases the tension in the mouth and is more relaxing for the patient.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two procedures for the installation of dental implants, and Dr. Philip is comfortable working with them. The dentist could either install endosteal implants or subperiosteal implants. With endosteal implants, the dentist performs two procedures on the patient. On the first session, the dental implant which is in the form of a metal frame is inserted into your jawbone by surgery.
You are then given time to heal where the surrounding gum heals covering the implants. On the second visit, Dr. Philip will run another surgery to fix posts on the implant. The artificial teeth are then placed onto these poles. Subperiosteal implants use a slightly different procedure. The implants are inserted just below the gums such as when they heal the posts attached to the metal frame are left protruding over the gums. The dentist then attaches the artificial crowns onto the metal posts.
It is important to be gentle on your gum and affected area after getting implants. The operation leaves your mouth feeling sore, and it will take a while before healing and the bonding of the implants with your jawbone.
Dr. Philip gives you some pain meds for home use to relieve you of the pain. You will also be advised to keep your diet to soft foods in order not to put pressure on your affected area.
You will also experience some tooth sensitivity on the first few days after the operation so you should be ready for this. You will have to keep your foods and drinks to a warm temperature to avoid irritability.