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If you are wondering about dental implants, how they work, and whether they are right for you, we can answer all of these questions and more! Our team has provided answers to common questions about dental implants, and we invite you to review the information below.

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is comprised of two parts, a titanium screw and a dental restoration. It is designed to replace the root and crown of a missing tooth, and is the only dental appliance to do so.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?
Benefits of a dental implant include:

A more attractive smile and greater self-esteem
Speech improvement
The ability to chew properly and enjoy all foods
A stable bite protected from bone loss
Long-lasting replacement of a missing tooth

Can I benefit from a dental implant?
Anyone can qualify for a dental implant as long as their gums and jawbone are in excellent health. A dental implant needs sufficient bone and gum structure to provide a sturdy foundation for the dental implant. To ensure the longevity of your dental implant, you should also practice proper oral hygiene, avoid habits such as smoking, and receive regular dental checkups from your dentist.

How do I care for my dental implant?
Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. You should brush and floss your dental implant, as well as your natural teeth, every day and use an antibacterial mouthwash to stave off infection. In addition to at-home care, visit the dentist at least twice a year for dental care.

To learn more about the ins and outs of dental implants in West Los Angeles, California, contact Dr. Farshid Ariz and our team at 310-826-3399 today for a consultation visit to Farshid Ariz D.M.D.. We are excited to review your tooth replacement options and help you choose the right one for your smile!