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Dental implants are widely considered to be the ideal replacements for missing teeth. They replace the root structures of the missing teeth rather than just the visible crowns. A dental implant is a titanium post drilled into the jawbone underneath the socket of the missing tooth, where it integrates with the surrounding bone tissues, becoming an intrinsic component of the dental anatomy. The dental implant offers a firm and stable foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture used to replace one, some, or all of your teeth. Below, we answer common questions about dental implants in the San Fernando Valley.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Dr. Idan Snapir does everything possible to ensure your dental implant surgery is physically and emotionally comfortable. You can opt for one of the numerous sedation options, such as intravenous sedation, oral sedation, or general anesthesia. You will feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure and minimal post-treatment discomfort.

Am I a candidate for dental implants even if I have bad oral health?

Generally speaking, most patients qualify for dental implant treatments, regardless of their age or oral health. If you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, you can contact our dentist to explore your implant options. If you have gum disease or periodontitis, the dentist may recommend treatments to handle the inflammation before proceeding with the dental implants procedure. However, the procedure is suitable for most people.

Will people know I have dental implants?

Dental implants fuse with your natural bone tissues via a process known as osseointegration, making them an intrinsic component of your dental anatomy. Furthermore, the implant is placed underneath the gum line, so it’s not visible. People will only notice your teeth, which will be made using high-quality zirconia material, which looks indistinguishable from enamel and natural teeth. As such, your dental implants will look completely natural.

Does the dental implant process include a long recovery period?

Most patients experience mild to moderate swelling after dental implant surgery. Some can manage the mild discomfort with pain medications. However, the specific experience is different for different patients. Your dentist will recommend a soft food diet for a few days or weeks, following which you can resume your normal dietary habits.

How long does the dental implant surgery take?

In most cases, the entire dental implant process concludes after one in-office session. After performing implant surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room, where you’ll wait until the anesthesia wears off. The dentist will provide a natural-looking temporary denture or crown during the healing period, following which you can leave the dental clinic. After six months, you will have to return to the office for the permanent crown, bridges, or dentures.

Will my dental implant restorations act like natural teeth?

Dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants offer a firm and stable base for the prosthetic components, ensuring they don’t slip or slide out of place. Furthermore, the implant restores complete bite force, allowing you to eat whatever you want — no dietary limitations.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Idan Snapir

Dr. Idan Snapir is one of the leading dental implant specialists in the country. He provides highly-personalized dental implant treatments to patients in the San Fernando Valley, including the cutting-edge full-mouth dental implants procedure for edentulous patients. He carefully examines your teeth and runs several advanced diagnostic tests to identify the ideal dental implant treatment plan for you. If you’re missing one or several teeth, please schedule an appointment at our dental clinic in Van Nuys, CA, today.

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