Dental Implants

The Preferred Tooth Replacement Option: Dental Implants in Canoga Park, CA 

For whatever reason—injury, age, or infection—tooth loss can happen to the best of us, and the consequences can have a significant impact on our quality of life. Your remaining teeth can shift and become crooked. And an improper bite and spaces between teeth can develop which makes it difficult to eat our favorite foods and even speak. As a result, missing teeth may cause embarrassment and lead to a lack of self-esteem. 

If you are one of the 100 million individuals that are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants from your Canoga Park dentist, Marjan Garmestani, D.D.S., may be the solution for you. Dental implants offer comfort and stability, and can restore your smile back to its natural function and appearance. Better yet, nobody will know you have dental implants. They will only see your beautiful smile. 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, titanium structures that are inserted into the upper and lower jaws to restore a single tooth or several missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are permanently anchored directly into the jawbone, acting as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. 
Implants are also safe and effective, boasting more than a 90% success rate. According to the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, implants are crafted of biocompatible materials, which have undergone extensive testing over a period of several years. Since these materials are largely metals, such as titanium, and have never been living tissue, there is no likelihood of causing an antigen-antibody response, which could cause rejection similar to that, which sometimes occurs with heart, and kidney transplants.
Patients in Canoga Park Ask: Why Dental Implants?

Compared to dentures, implants offer many advantages that make this treatment the most preferred among individuals with missing teeth. Benefits of implants over dentures include:

•    Mouth is restored as closely as possible to its natural state
•    Restored chewing function
•    Tooth-saving as implants don’t sacrifice the quality of adjacent teeth
•    Look and feel like natural teeth
•    Renewed self-confidence as appearance and speech are improved
•    Prevent bone loss and gum recession
•    Convenient oral hygiene

Healthy teeth are often something we take for granted. Losing one tooth or multiple teeth impacts our smile, our confidence, and even our enjoyment of foods.  Fortunately, with dental implants in Canoga Park, CA, regaining your natural-looking smile is both easy and possible.