Dental implants have arguably been one of the greatest advancement in modern dentistry and are the absolute best option for patients to replace missing teeth. Dental implants function and look aesthetically just like real teeth. Asaro Dental Aesthetics is proud to offer patients an in-house CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) or a CT scan (3D image) of their teeth and bone which facilitates and has become the gold standard in the planning of dental implant surgery. The tremendous advances in implant dentistry involve computer guided implant placement with the use of surgical guides and custom healing abutments to allow for ideal soft tissue architecture around the implant crown.
Dental Implants in Los Angeles
Asaro Dental Aesthetics is proud to be one of the first clinics in the country to offer Zero Bone Loss Crowns (ZBLC). A ZBLC is based on the clinical and laboratory research of Dr. Tomas Linkevicius, a lithiuanium implant specialist who developed principles and protocols for maintaining crestal bone around our dental implants. Bone loss around implants is no longer accepted as normal!
This cutting edge research dictates the exact position to place the dental implant depending on the specific hard and soft tissue in that clinical situation. It also includes the specific materials and methods to fabricate the implant abutment and crown which allows the growth and maintenance of crestal bone around the neck of our implants.
- Harmony of biology and implant design factors
- Implant placement according to ZBL philosophy
- Supra and subgingival materials for implant restorations
- Soft tissue thickness around implants
Dental Implants: Who is a Good Candidate?
There are many factors to consider when determining if someone is a candidate for dental implants. One important factor is the health of the patient’s jawbone. The jawbone must be strong enough to support the implant, and patients with bone loss may need to undergo a bone graft before having an implant placed. Another factor that needs to be considered is the patient’s oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can lead to implant failure, so patients must have good oral hygiene habits before having surgery. Additionally, patients must be committed to regular dental visits for checkups and cleanings. Those who are not willing to make this commitment may not be good candidates for dental implants. Ultimately, only a trained dentist can properly evaluate a patient’s candidacy for dental implants.
How to take care of your implants for a healthy, beautiful smile
Dental implants in Los Angeles are a popular choice for tooth replacement, as they offer a more natural and durable solution than dentures or bridges. However, caring for dental implants is different from caring for natural teeth. Here are a few tips for keeping your implants in tip-top shape:
- Brush and floss regularly. Just like with natural teeth, you need to brush and floss your implants twice a day to remove plaque and bacteria. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle flossing motions to avoid damaging the implants.
- See your dentist regularly. It’s important to see your dentist at least once a year for an examination and professional cleaning. During these appointments, your dentist will check for any signs of implant failure or damage.
- Avoid hard foods. Chewing on hard foods can put too much pressure on the implants, potentially causing them to break or loosen. To protect your implants, stick to soft foods and cut up hard foods into bite-sized pieces.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can negatively impact the success of dental implants, so it’s best to quit if you’re considering this treatment option. In addition to increasing the risk of implant failure, smoking can also cause gum disease and staining.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your dental implants last for years to come.
All dental implant treatment is considered complex and will require follow-up visits, as well as maintenance and repairs over time. Home care is also integral to dental implant treatment success as you will need to maintain excellent oral hygiene.
It is also possible that due to bruxism (grinding and clenching) habits, your dental implant may take on excessive force. A nightguard is recommended to be worn every night for the rest of your life to reduce excessive force and protect dental implant treatment that has been completed. You will also need to manage bruxism habits during the day with behavior modification.
Over the course of your lifetime, as discussed with you, replacement of the dental implant or crown may be needed, depending on many factors out of the control of the dental practitioners performing your treatment. This will be your expected responsibility as time goes on.
If you would like to discuss dental implants in Los Angeles please contact dentist Dr Matt Asaro at Asaro Dental Astenstics. It is always our goal to provide you with a full understanding of what this treatment involves, how it must be maintained and managed both short and long term, and how it can positively influence your oral health and quality of life.