Dental implant placement is often the first step in replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile. Our dentist and team will work with you to prepare you to receive your implant and help you achieve the best possible results from your procedure. Give us a call at 310-208-7053 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darrell Yamada and learn more about dental implant placement in Los Angeles (Westwood), California.
The dental implant procedure, like dental implants themselves, is split into two parts. The first part, known as dental implant placement, involves the implant post being surgically inserted into the patient’s jawbone. The post, a small screw, is usually made using a biocompatible titanium material, and it functions much like your original tooth root, stimulating the surrounding jawbone and creating a stable foundation for your implant restoration. Our team will help you prepare for your surgery and the post-operation healing period by providing detailed instructions on how to ensure a successful placement.
The healing period that follows your implant placement is vital for the long-term success of your dental implant. This is when the implant post integrates with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Once the healing period is complete, your implant post will be ready to support your implant restoration for years into the future. When cared for properly, your implant post can last for a lifetime.
If you were living with a missing tooth for a long period of time, you may have lost important supporting bone tissue and require a bone graft treatment before our team can successfully place your implant post. Pre-existing conditions, such as gum disease or tooth decay, may also need to be addressed before you implant placement.
To learn more about dental implant placement, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, reach out to our team. We will be more than happy to help.