Dental Implants

A Briter Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry & Oral Surgeon located in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

The millions of Americans with missing teeth have spurred the creation of revolutionary dental implants — highly effective replacement artificial tooth roots. At A Briter Smile in Los Angeles, California, hospitable and experienced dentist Ali Khosrovani, DDS, offers dental implants to replace one missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or an entire set. Dental implants are a sturdy base for your replacement teeth to give you a beautiful and natural-looking smile that you can smile about. Call the office or schedule your dental implant appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants involve placing titanium rods in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. These implants stabilize and secure your dentures or other dental prostheses, such as crowns.

Dr. Khosrovani surgically fuses your dental implants to your jawbone in an in-office procedure, so they remain securely in place. He comfortably places your dentures or dental prosthesis on top of your implants.

Dental implants are available in various shapes and sizes and can be used to replace one, a few, or an entire set of missing teeth.

Dr. Khosrovani might suggest dental implants for several reasons, such as if you want to improve your speech or if you have missing teeth.

What are All-on-4® dental implants?

All-on-4 minimally invasive dental implants are available at A Briter Smile. The All-on-4 method involves placing just four implants to support a full arch of fixed, nonremovable replacement teeth. Typically, one implant replaces one tooth root, but with the All-on-4 method, only four implants are needed for the entire upper or lower arch. 

All-on-4 avoids multiple procedures and appointments, and Dr. Khosrovani can usually place the four implants in just one visit under local anesthesia. Both upper and lower arches can also be fitted in the same visit. 

Dr. Khosrovani also provides bone grafting and tooth extractions when necessary.

What’s the procedure for placing dental implants?

Dr. Khosrovani administers anesthesia and makes an incision in your gums. He carefully drills small holes in your jawbone before placing titanium implants in the holes. He closes your gums with stitches.

For the next step, your implants need time to fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, which typically takes about three to six months.

Once your jawbone has fully healed, you return to A Briter Smile where Dr. Khosrovani attaches a supporting element called an abutment to the top of each of your dental implants. Next, he secures your dental prosthesis, such as crowns or dentures, to the abutments.

The specific details and length of time of the dental implant procedure vary depending on the number of implants and other factors. For All-on-4 implants, the surgery usually takes around two hours and 30 minutes per arch.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have abundant benefits, such as: 

  • Preventing future bone loss
  • Allowing you to eat a normal balanced diet
  • Improving your dental health
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile
  • Securing your dentures
  • Improving speech
  • Preserving your jawbone
  • Being made from materials that don’t decay like your natural teeth

If you’re wondering how these groundbreaking artificial tooth roots can positively transform your smile, call A Briter Smile today or simply schedule online.