Dental Implants – Beverly Hills, CA
The Gold Standard
of Tooth Replacement
If dentists from around the world got together to design the perfect tooth replacement, it would involve a restoration that brings back not only the visible part of the tooth (the crown), but the underlying root structure as well, giving the new tooth tremendous stability. Fortunately for dentists and patients alike, this treatment exists, and it’s called dental implants. With them, you can replace any number of teeth for a lifetime, and this state-of-the-art procedure is available right here at Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry. To learn more and schedule a consultation, contact us today to explore tooth replacement options using dental implants in Beverly Hills.
Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Entire Procedure Completed Under One Roof
- Comfort-First Approach to Care
- Soothing Sedation Eliminates Any Nerves
What is a Dental Implant?
The concept behind dental implants is quite simple. A small titanium post is placed into the jaw, and there, it bonds with the surrounding bone, creating a new root and firm foundation for a tooth that will be attached above. This implant is then connected to an abutment, which links it to a crown, bridge, or denture. Basically, implants restore the entire dental structure, which is something no other treatment does.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The number of benefits dental implants offer, especially when compared to other tooth replacement options, is surprisingly long. There are many ways you can experience a boost in your quality of life following dental implant treatment, particularly if you’ve had missing teeth for a long time. Below, you can learn a bit more about the benefits dental implant treatment can provide. Of course, we also encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with our team during your dental implant consultation!
- Smile with Confidence Again: Implant restorations perfectly match real teeth in both structure and appearance, plus they don’t have unnatural attachments needed to hold them in place because they are entirely self-supporting. This means they help a patient recover their confidence as well as their oral health.
- Practice Oral Hygiene with Ease: When it’s time to brush and floss your teeth at home, you’ll find that the process is relatively straightforward. There’s no need to remove your tooth replacement just so you can keep your mouth free of cavity-causing bacteria.
- Speak Clearly with Your Loved Ones: The more teeth you’re missing, the more difficult it becomes to say specific words as the tongue relies on the teeth to create certain sounds. Not only will dental implants help you accomplish this, but you can expect your tooth replacement to stay in place the entire time.
- Eat the Foods You Enjoy: With dental implants, you’re able to eat whatever you like with complete confidence. Even very tough or crunchy foods like steak, apples, nuts and more don’t stand a chance to a dental implant or implant denture.
Protect Your Remaining Teeth/Bite:
ental implants prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place, which can cause your bite to become misaligned. They also preserve the shape and size of the jawbone to dramatically lower the risk of future tooth loss.
- Achieve a Healthy Diet More Easily: When you’re missing teeth, getting a balance of healthy foods into your diet can be considerably more difficult, tedious, and time-consuming. The more effectively you can get your body the nutrients it needs, the better off your oral and overall health will be.
- Lifelong Solution: With an average lifespan of 30+ years, dental implants are by far the most durable tooth replacement available today. In contrast, dental bridges generally need to be replaced every 10 years, while dentures need replacement every five to seven years.
- Truly Reliable: The success rate of dental implants hovers around 95% and 98%, making them a tooth replacement you can truly rely on day-to-day without much concern. As long as you take proper care of them through brushing, flossing, and routine checkups to our office, they’ll serve you well.
- Save Money in the Long-Term: Many people don’t consider the long-term savings that dental implants provide. Because of their longevity, you don’t have to worry about getting them replaced as frequently (if at all) as other options. This saves you a ton of money on future dentistry.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
One of the best things about dental implants is that they are so versatile. No matter how many teeth you are missing, our team can design a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs. Any degree of tooth loss can be permanently erased…
Missing Single Tooth
Rather than filing down two teeth to place a bridge, an implant can be positioned between two healthy teeth and topped with a crown that doesn’t disturb the neighboring dental structure at all. The crown itself will be custom-made to match the adjacent teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
A bridge or partial denture that restores several teeth at once can be attached to the jawbone using just one to two implants. This is much more cost-effective versus using an implant per tooth, plus this gives these prosthetics much more stability compared to their removable counterparts.
Missing All Teeth
Four to six implants placed into the jawbone is all it takes to support a full denture that is stronger, more secure, and more durable than a typical removable one. Implant dentures tend to be smaller as well, allowing for a more comfortable fit and clearer speech.
How Dental Implants Work
When you choose to get dental implants, the first step is to surgically position the roots within your jawbone, and after a few months of healing, these are attached to restorations that sit on top. At most other dental offices, this process is broken up between different specialists and dental offices, but our team is able to handle everything right here in our Beverly Hills dental office. This helps patients save time, money, and stress while rebuilding their smiles.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The price you pay for dental implants will be based on your individual situation, such as how many teeth you are missing, where they are located in the mouth, and whether or not you need any procedures beforehand. While more expensive upfront compared to regular bridges and dentures, dental implants usually help patients save money in the long run because they don’t have to replace their prosthetics nearly as often (if ever). Our team will work with you to restore your smile without breaking the bank. Below are some of the factors to keep in mind when considering the final cost of dental implants in Beverly Hills.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kboudi, an experienced implant dentist in Beverly Hills, will examine your mouth to determine if you need any preliminary treatments. Gum disease therapy, tooth extractions, or bone grafting will add to your overall costs but are vital to ensuring the success of your new smile. Many of these preliminary treatments are partially covered by dental insurance.
Implant surgery incurs its own cost, which will vary depending on the location of the implants in the jaw and what type of sedation or anesthesia is utilized. At Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry, our team can perform start-to-finish implant treatment, so you won’t have to worry about paying a separate fee to an outside oral surgeon.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
The cost of dental implants is also influenced by the following factors:
- Number of dental implants – Replacing a single tooth will logically cost less than replacing an entire row of teeth with implant dentures.
- Type of restoration – Smaller restorations like crowns usually cost less than bridges and dentures.
- Size or material – Implant length varies depending on where it’s being placed, while most implants are made from zirconia or titanium.
- Brand of dental implant – Like car manufacturers or cell phone brands, different dental companies make distinct implants to cater to unique needs of patients. Feel free to ask us to learn more about where your implant is coming from and its brand-specific benefits.
How Dental Implants Pay for Themselves
It’s true that traditional bridges and dentures are cheaper upfront than dental implants in Beverly Hills. However, restoring missing teeth with implants is often the financially wise decision in the long run. With proper care, dental implants can easily last for decades or even the rest of your life. In contrast, you will likely have to pay for a replacement bridge or denture every 5 to 15 years. In addition, dental implants are easy to clean, which means they’ll help you prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay, as well as the costs associated with treating them.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants
In general, most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of dental implants in Beverly Hills. However, there are some important exceptions. For example, portions of your restoration or preliminary treatments may be covered by your insurance. Our staff will be happy to review your dental insurance policy to ensure you maximize your benefits as you restore your smile.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
There are various ways to replace missing teeth without breaking the bank! With our VIP Membership Plan, you can receive preventive oral care for a year and unlock sizable discounts on additional treatments by making low monthly payments. Eligible patients can also take advantage of flexible financing through CareCredit or Wells Fargo. Both of these trusted partners offer low-to-no interest payment plans that enable patients to spread out the cost of dental implants. Ask our staff for more details!
Dental Implant FAQs
Dr. Kboudi has spoken with hundreds of patients about tooth replacement solutions, with dental implants being one of the most popular. Over his many years of placing dental implants, he’s heard just about every question you can think of. So, when it’s time for your implant consultation, he encourages you to ask whatever questions you may have so you can feel more comfortable about your care. Below, you can read a few of the most common questions he’s heard over his career!
Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?
Before your procedure begins, Dr. Kboudi will make sure the treatment area is fully numbed beforehand. That means you should not feel any sensations whatsoever during the actual surgery. Additionally, the jawbone does not have any nerve endings, so you should not feel anything in this portion of your mouth to begin with. With that said, it’s common to experience some mild discomfort after the anesthetic wears off at home. This can be easily managed with either prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Cold compresses can also help. If you still notice discomfort after three days of healing, call our office immediately.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
If you have good oral and overall health, you can expect your dental implant treatment to be very successful. This is because of the many planning steps we take to ensure you are eligible to receive dental implants in the first place. Those with low jawbone density or gum disease will need to fix these problems before beginning surgery. If you have diabetes, cancer, or another medical condition that affects your body’s ability to heal, we’ll discuss your options during your consultation.
What Can Cause Dental Implants to Fail?
Dental implant failure is extremely rare, but it can occur. This is usually due to peri-implantitis or failed osseointegration. While peri-implantitis, an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the implant, develops due to poor oral hygiene, failed osseointegration happens when there is not enough bone tissue available for the implant to integrate with. There are a handful of other pre-existing conditions that can also affect the success rate of dental implants, but Dr. Kboudi will make sure to discuss these with you ahead of time before beginning any phase of care. Furthermore, he’s prepared to provide you detailed guidelines to ensure the smoothest recovery process possible.
Will I Have to Take Off Work for Dental Implant Surgery?
In most cases, you probably only need one to two days off from work to recover from dental implants. However, it really depends on what preparatory treatments you need beforehand as well as the number of implants you intend to have placed. Since every case is unique and people’s bodies react to dental implants differently, it’s a good idea to schedule your surgery ahead of the weekend so you can maximize the number of days you have to rest. If you have a particularly demanding job that requires a lot of physical labor, you may want to provide yourself more days to recover.
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