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Pasadena Dental - Dr. Vasag Bouzoghlanian

Dental Implant FAQs

Dental implants are a great way to improve your smile after tooth loss. Additionally, they help protect against bone loss that often comes after losing teeth. Tooth loss is one of the most common causes of having an aged appearance or sunken face look. Our office offers dental implants in Pasadena, just for you!

Generally, if you have suffered tooth loss you are a candidate for dental implants. However, it is imperative that you be in good health since some conditions or illnesses can have an impact on whether or not dental implants can be placed. As your Pasadena dentist at Prestige Dental, we need to know your medical status and condition with detailed information on your medical history to be able to determine if dental implants are right for you.

We first study your overall bone and jaw structure through x-rays and 3D scans. This is required because bone loss often takes place when a tooth is lost, since bones need the stimulation provided from the teeth in order to maintain their shape. The size and location of the dental implant is determined from the x-ray images. Once the study is complete, our Pasadena dentist at Prestige Dental will create a dental implant placement plan and proceed with the procedure. The dental implant is placed in direct contact with the jawbone where the roots of the missing teeth used to be. Successful healing of the dental implant occurs over the time span of 4-6 months and the implant becomes fused with the jawbone. The overall process requires a few dental visits from start to finish.

Our dentist in Pasadena at Prestige Dental offers single tooth replacement with dental implants, fixed multiple tooth replacement, and removable implant-assisted tooth replacement. If you are tired of having loose dentures or using messy denture adhesives, dental implants may provide a great way to stabilize your dentures. Say goodbye to loose dentures!

Dental implants are cared for in the same way you care for your natural teeth. Good dental hygiene is required which involves brushing and flossing thoroughly. It is also important to continue to see our Pasadena dentist at Prestige Dental for routine cleanings and inspection of the dental implants to make sure they are stable and fully functional.

Dental implants are made to last a lifetime. However, dental problems are usually from improper oral care or lack of treatment and the same holds true for dental implants. With proper care, routine cleanings and exams, the dental implants should remain intact for the rest of your life.

Dental implant placement should not hurt as anesthesia is adminitstered to make the procedure comfortable. Also, depending on the individual case and its complexity (such as the number of dental implants and location in the mouth they are being placed), the procedure can take anywhere from 1-4 hours.

Dental implant placement usually does not require much down time or post-operative discomfort. The patient is usually prescribed Tylenol or Advil which is taken for 2 to 5 days. The down time also depends on the complexity of the dental implants needed and how many are placed. This generally means the more implants you need, more time off and medication are also needed. Your Pasadena Dentist at Prestige Dental will also require a follow-up visit 1-2 weeks after the dental implants are placed to ensure that everything is healing as expected.

The dental implant procedure can involve a significant investment, but at Prestige Dental in Pasadena, we offer affordable dentistry and often have dental specials for a variety of our procedures including dental implants. We also provide flexible payment options and plans. Contact us for a complimentary consultation appointment and we will be happy to discuss your particular case!

 

 

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