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Dental Implants Long Beach

Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Call (562) 262-5502 today to schedule an appointment for Long Beach dental implants.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The lifespan of our Long Beach dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the individual's oral hygiene practices, overall health, and lifestyle habits. However, dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for several decades or even a lifetime.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Patients who have lost their permanent teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants. Good candidates are looking for a permanent solution instead of removable measures like dentures.

Patients with unhealthy gums or brittle bones are not considered ideal candidates for dental implants. The same goes for patients who are undergoing therapy or are taking medications that cause issues with gum tissue, the mouth, or the jawbone. Patients who are experiencing issues that make their gums swollen and infected will first need to address those issues.

Experience the Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, dental implants offer several unique benefits that can improve your oral health and overall quality of life.

Here are some of the key benefits of choosing dental implants:

  • Natural appearance: Dental implants are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Improved speech: With dental implants, you can speak confidently without worrying about slurred speech or dentures slipping out of place.
  • Enhanced comfort: Dental implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, eliminating the discomfort and irritation often associated with removable dentures.
  • Preservation of jawbone: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving the natural shape of your face.
  • Long-term durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective investment in your oral health.

At John Cho DDS, we specialize in providing high-quality dental implant services to patients in Long Beach, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, Belmont Shore, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced team will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

Don't let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying a confident smile and optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the transformative benefits of dental implants.

The dental implant consultation

During a consultation for dental implants, patients will be examined to see if they are in good health. They will also be asked about any health issues or complications that might interfere with the procedure. Patients who suffer from excessive bleeding, have bleeding gums, or have brittle bones might require more testing to see if they qualify.

Patients will then be told what placement of dental implants will involve and what they can expect following the procedure. Any questions the patients have will be answered at this time.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

Dental implants financing

We have many financing options available to help patients pay for the cost of their dental implants. Options to aid in covering the price of this procedure include CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing.

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If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office

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