Those looking for dental implants in Burbank should look no further than Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental. The gold standard for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth, these implants are highly durable and match the natural look and function of your original teeth, completing a bright and lasting smile that will instill confidence and limit the possibility of dangerous oral and systemic health problems later on.

Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental is proud to offer high-quality dentistry and exceptional customer service. For more information about our dental implants or any of our other dental services, simply call our office and our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help you schedule an appointment. However, we have also provided the following as a brief overview of what dental implant procedures typically encompass.

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Dental Implant Operations and Steps

Dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth. The procedure varies depending on the number of teeth being replaced and other variables, but it generally involves four primary steps.

First, any teeth that have to be extracted must be removed in a separate operation. Alternatively, if the teeth in question have been missing for a long period of time—perhaps more than a year—the area will need to be evaluated to ensure that the jawbone can still support functioning teeth.

Second, a dental implant post, comprising of a titanium screw, is surgically installed in the patient’s jawbone. This step ensures that the location is stable and ready to receive the dental implant. After this is completed, a period of rest is almost always necessary, as it:

  • Allows the dental implant post to bond to the surrounding tissue and bone
  • Allows the local area to heal before further steps in the procedure take place

Once the healing process is finished, one of several dental implants will be installed upon the implant post. The type of implant is entirely dependent on the number of teeth missing and/or the patient’s specific needs. All common dental implant options are available at Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental, including:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridge
  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures

Why Dental Implants are Necessary

Some individuals may put off replacing missing teeth because the teeth in question are not visible to others or are not causing pain or discomfort. However, damaged or missing teeth that are left alone can lead to several potentially-dangerous complications. For one thing, any open wounds will be prone to infections. Open wounds in the mouth are especially concerning as the location impacts other areas of the individual’s health, like their cardiovascular system. Additionally, missing teeth can foment to jawbone degradation, which in turn can cause a number of issues, including severe pain, disfigurement, or other ailments.

Dental implants have been proven to stop this type of bone loss and can effectively “plug” open wounds or gaps, negating or at least limiting the need for further treatments. If you are in need of dental implants in Burbank or any other type of oral health care treatment, give us a call at the number above or view our contact page.