Dental Implants in Pico Rivera
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Dental Implants were first used over 40 years ago. Today dentists all over the world use them to renew the function of the missing and damaged teeth. We use surgical grade titanium implants. Surgical grade titanium forms a very powerful bond with the jaw bone and becomes a permanent part of your mouth. Titanium has many uses due to its bio-compatible characteristics.
Titanium is used in most all knee and hip replacements because the body very rarely rejects titanium. Of course, its strength when it bonds with bone is incredible. As you know, when a person gets an implant like a heart or a kidney the body may reject it, medical professionals must determine the biocompatibility of this body part. Well, the same thing goes for dental implants and the titanium implants we use have been proven to be compatible with almost 100% of patients worldwide.
Do you know anybody who has had a dental implant?
If so, you know they are very happy. They appreciate the permanent quality of their implant and the fact that they do not need to have the same worries as with dentures or missing teeth. They are permanent and natural part of the teeth in your mouth. All you need to do is floss and brush them just like the other teeth in your mouth. They also stabilize the surrounding teeth, so they do not move causing other complications and even aesthetic issues. This process uses some of the very best state of the art technology available today.
Implant Before & After
Dental Implants Before & After
Dr Winston Muditajaya, Our Implant Dentist
Dr Winston Muditajaya is our chief implant dentist at Direct Dental in Pico Rivera. He is a very talented dental implant specialist who received the distinguished award of Associate Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Whether you need one implant with a dental crown or several, he is a true professional.
His patients are very satisfied with him and his service. He is a dentist who cares about your relationship with him and your overall dental health. Our dentists enjoy talking about dentistry. If you have any dentistry questions about anything including dental implants, just ask him. He will be happy to discuss them with you. He also does his very best to make you comfortable throughout the process. Dr Winston’s implant dentistry experience along with his wide range of dental experience makes him well qualified to deal with most dental conditions.
When Do You Need A Dental Implant?
Are you missing a tooth or two? Did you bite too hard on ice or something else and severely damage the tooth? Have you had a sports or work-related injury that forced you to lose a tooth? Missing teeth can be dangerous to your dental and overall health. They can affect your eating patterns and create movement from the surrounding teeth causing crooked teeth and even pain. If you delay getting implants to stabilize this space, your teeth can drift causing cosmetic issues and even headaches and jaw pain. Your bite for eating can change with tilted and moved teeth. Replacing teeth as soon as you can will help help your natural teeth stay in their healthy normal positions.
Do not delay calling our office with any questions or thought you may have or want to be answered. We are here to serve you and help you improve your dental health. Your natural teeth are very hard and designed to last a lifetime with proper care. Our job is to assist you in where we can, with the various tooth issues you may have and come up with quality solutions. And don’t neglect your regular checkups and cleanings to dental implants.
What Is The Dental Implant Process?
First we will do a thorough examination using x-rays of your teeth and bone structure to see what issues we may have during the dental implant process. Then we perform a complete visual inspection of your surrounding teeth and inspect the health of your gums. Once this is done, and we determine if you are a good fit for implants. Then we will discuss the options for this procedure and answer any questions you may have.
When we start your treatment, we give you a local anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable. Once once we prepare the tooth socket, and the titanium post is inserted it usually takes 16 to 20 weeks for the post to bond and be ready for the permanent dental crown to be installed. The dental crown will be permanently bonded to the implant post. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have about this process.
Once we have installed your post and crown you can go back to regular eating. Additionally, your teeth on both sides of your implant and crown tooth will be stable and will not drift.
Will You Be A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
The best candidates for this procedure are those with good overall general health along with good dental habits with healthy teeth and gums. Strong jaw bone structure creates the ideal environment for the surgical grade titanium post to bond to this bone. Create those healthy habits and you should not have any problems with future implants.
When Your Dental Implants Are Complete?
Once your dental implants are complete, make sure you maintain your regular twice yearly visits to your dentist for your regular checkup and cleanings. Regular checkups are necessary! Also, keep your good habits of brushing twice a day, and daily flossing, as well as rinsing with quality mouthwash. These new implants need the same care as you natural teeth. Your teeth and gums need to stay in good health. If you do these simple steps for quality care, you can expect years of happy implants.
With your new implants, you will feel better and look better. Your self-confidence will improve because you don’t have to be embarrassed when you smile for photographs. You can eat without concern for missing or damaged teeth. You can definitely have a healthy social life.
Dr. Winston is a wonderful dentist. You can feel good about his concern for any of your dental issues. He is a very talented family dentist and is fully qualified dental implant specialist. He makes sure your are comfortable and as pain free as possible. When you return for your regular visits he is very welcoming. Find benefits of dental implants in our blog.