When properly cared for, your teeth should last a lifetime. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case due to things like:
These things can cause tooth loss- which can ultimately lead to a variety of oral and overall health problems. The good news is, at Calm Dental we offer several options for tooth replacement, including dental implants.
In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about this tooth replacement procedure.
Dental implants are referred to as the “gold standard” of tooth replacement because they look, feel, and function more like natural teeth. Standard implants consist of 3 pieces: implant screw, abutment, and crown.
The implant screw is inserted into the jawbone. The jawbone will heal around and fuse with the screw, securing it in place and providing stability and strength to the artificial tooth or teeth.
The abutment is what connects the screw to the crown. The crown is the piece that is visible above the gumline.
There are several things you need to know before getting dental implants:
There are also several things you should know about the recovery process:
|Replaces several missing teeth in a row||Replaces one or more missing teeth|
|Relies on neighboring teeth for support||The implant screw is inserted directly into the jawbone|
|Lasts an average of 5 to 7 years, but may last 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance||Designed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, though the crown may need to be replaced after approximately 20 years|
|Costs an average of $500 to $2,500 depending on several factors including the materials used in the bridge||Costs an average of $5,000 per tooth|
|Dental insurance typically covers a portion of a dental bridge||Some dental insurance providers cover implants, while others do not|
Replaces several missing teeth in a row
Relies on neighboring teeth for support
Lasts an average of 5 to 7 years, but may last 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance
Costs an average of $500 to $2,500 depending on several factors including the materials used in the bridge
Dental insurance typically covers a portion of a dental bridge
Replaces one or more missing teeth
The implant screw is inserted directly into the jawbone
Designed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, though the crown may need to be replaced after approximately 20 years
Costs an average of $5,000 per tooth
Some dental insurance providers cover implants, while others do not
All-on-4 dental implants is a system designed to replace a full arch of missing teeth supported by 4 dental implants. The implants are strategically placed in the jaw for maximum bite support.
Implant-supported bridges or dentures replace several missing teeth in a row to a full arch of missing teeth with 2 or more dental implants.
If you are missing one or more teeth and you are in or near Los Angeles, CA, schedule your consultation with Dr. Don Solooki at Calm Dental. He believes that dental care should be affordable and painless, and he works closely with his patients to help them understand and practice proper oral care habits.
We also have two other dental professionals on staff:
When you schedule your first appointment, you can visit the website and download your new patient paperwork. This will ensure that the first visit goes as smoothly as possible.
We are located on Olive Avenue in Los Angeles. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:40 AM to 6:00 PM. In addition to dental implants, we offer may general and family dentistry services as well as cosmetic and restorative treatments, orthodontic treatments, and more. We work with the entire family to ensure oral health for life.
The team at Calm Dental understands that dental services can be expensive. We strive to make things more affordable by accepting a variety of dental insurance providers, offering specials for patients who do not have dental insurance, and offering financing options.
By practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting the dentist every 6 months for an exam and cleaning, dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown or other dental prosthesis may need to be replaced in about 15 to 20 years, due to wear and tear.
I am very happy with the care I receive from Calm Dental. I have been with them for a few years and am very happy with my smile!
I will never go to another dentist as long as Dr. Sooloki is around!
Best dentist ever! I look forward to going to the dentist now, for the first time in my life.