Dental Implants

The Systemic Dentist

Alireza Panahpour, DDS

Systemic Dentistry located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. At his practice in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, systemic dentist Alireza Panahpour, DDS, has a great deal of expertise in this area of periodontics and has helped many patients achieve permanent tooth replacement using dental implants. If you're considering dental implants, call the office or book online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

Why replace missing teeth?

When you have one or more missing teeth, a number of negative ramifications can occur. To begin, the gaps left by missing teeth allow your remaining teeth to shift out of position. This can cause problems with your bite and place excess wear on nearby teeth.

Missing teeth can also change your speech patterns, impeding your ability to communicate the same as before. You might also have trouble eating certain foods, which can limit your diet and cause nutritional deficiencies.

One of the biggest reasons to replace missing teeth involves the bone tissue in your jaw. Because your natural teeth are anchored directly in your bone, you stimulate that bone tissue each time you bite down. Without that stimulation, your bone tissue can wear away, which can weaken your remaining teeth and give your face a caved-in appearance.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacement options. They look and function just like natural teeth. Because dental implants are anchored into your jaw bone, they also deliver the stimulation needed to keep your bone tissue healthy.

Implants are becoming a popular treatment, and this area of periodontics offers several advantages over bridges or dentures.

How do dental implants work?

Getting dental implants requires several visits to see Dr. Panahpour. The process begins with imaging to provide a detailed look at your tooth and bone tissues. To place the implant, Dr. Panahpour opens your gum tissue to access your jaw bone.

He creates a pilot hole in the bone to ensure proper placement, then inserts the implant into the bone tissue. Your gums are closed over the implant, and a period of requisite healing follows.

Once your bone tissue has fused to the implant, you’ll return for new impressions or imaging that guides the creation of the visible portion of your implant. 

Once your crown is attached to your metal implant, your restoration is complete. You can expect your implant to last a lifetime with no special care requirements. 

To determine if your a suitable candidate for dental implants, call Dr. Alireza Panahpour, DDS, or book an appointment online today.