Losing a tooth in your smile to untreated decay or a dental trauma can be embarrassing. The changes in your appearance, decreased oral function, and speech problems can certainly be noticeable. In time, the loss of structure provided by the tooth can also cause the adjacent teeth to change their alignment.
Fortunately, you can prevent these complications and restore your smile’s appearance by having Dr. Farshid Ariz perform a dental implant restoration at his clinic in West Los Angeles, California.
This involves an outpatient oral surgery where Dr. Farshid Ariz will insert a titanium implant directly into the local bone structure. You will need to be fully sedated during the treatment and will still feel some sedative effects for a few hours afterward. It’s best to arrange for a ride home to allow your senses to fully clear.
In time, the titanium material will gradually fuse with the bone tissues through a process known as osseointegration. Once this has been achieved, Dr. Farshid Ariz can start the process of fitting the dental implant for a porcelain dental crown. This is a special dental material that can be perfectly shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the West Los Angeles, California, area and you need to restore a tooth in your smile, you should call 310-826-3399 to schedule a restoration consultation at Farshid Ariz D.M.D..