Dental Implants

Dental Implants Bixby Knolls, CA

If you are missing one or several teeth, dental implants are a great way to fully restore your smile. Dentist of Bixby Knolls can replace teeth with advanced dental implant technologies, such that you’ll feel like you have your natural teeth back!

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small permanent “screws” that can be used to secure permanent crowns or appliances to replace missing teeth. The dental implant serves as an artificial tooth root, which is anchored in the jaw. Dental implants are typically made from titanium, which is a nonmagnetic, hypoallergenic metal that is extremely sturdy and stable in the mouth.

The term “dental implant” can also refer to a single implant and a crown – the combination of the titanium screw plus crown (new tooth) that is attached to the screw. At Dentist of Bixby Knolls, we offer:

  • Single tooth implants
  • Multiple teeth implants
  • All on 4 dental implants
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How Do Dental Implants Work?

For a single implant, while the implant is healing, a temporary crown is placed to keep the area free from debris. The temporary crown is smaller than a permanent crown so no weight is put on it while chewing (this would disrupt the healing process). After the dental implant has fully healed, a permanent crown will be placed that will look and feel like a natural tooth.

The implementation of a dental implant is a process that requires a simple form of oral surgery. First, the titanium screw is placed in the jaw.

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How Long Does It Take for Dental Implants Heal?

The foundation of the dental implant, the titanium screw, will take about 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is fully healed, the permanent crown or appliance can be placed.

Dentist of Bixby Knolls uses advanced CEREC technology to create crowns for our patients. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to make crowns on-site within an hour, so once your dental implant has healed, getting your new permanent crown will be fast and easy!

What Are the Advantages of
Dental Implants?

What are the benefits of dental implants in Bixby Knolls? Here are a few:

  • Dental implants provide structure and stability for the teeth and jaw.
  • Dental implants are long-lasting and highly durable.
  • With your new teeth, you will have an attractive smile you can feel proud of.
  • Dental implants reduce the risk of bone loss from advanced gum disease.
  • You won’t have to worry about constantly replacing less permanent appliances, like unanchored removable dentures.
  • Your new dental implant solution will have the look and functionality of natural teeth.
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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Bixby Knolls?

Dental implants can cost a little more upfront than some other dental interventions, but since they pretty much last a lifetime, the cost is actually not that much in terms of the value you receive. The average cost for a dental implant, not necessarily including the crown or other appliance that goes with it, ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 per implant. Please check with your dental insurance as they may cover some of this cost if it is functionally necessary. We also offer financing options to help out with monthly payments at Dentist of Bixby Knolls.

Get the Smile You’ve Been Waiting For

If you are interested in dental implants in Long Beach, contact us today at (562) 287-5175 to schedule your appointment at Dentist of Bixby Knolls.