Permanent Tooth Replacement in Van Nuys, CA
Adult tooth loss is a serious problem and can occur as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or a facial injury.
If tooth loss is impacting your daily life by making it difficult to eat and speak properly, dental implants at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry offer a secure replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implants are a solution for one or more missing teeth and can be paired with different types of dental restorations to address your individual tooth replacement needs.
Dr. Daniel Bacquet comes from a family of dentists and understands the importance of providing patients with the most up-to-date dental treatments available. He has completed the implant residency program provided by the International Academy of Dental Implantology, so you can be confident that you are in skilled hands. This training also allows Dr. Bacquet to perform the entire implant procedure right here in our Van Nuys dental office.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tiny posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone and gum tissue to act as an artificial tooth root. Implants are typically constructed of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that, through a process called osseointegration, the implant will attach securely to surrounding bone and tissue and create a stable foundation for the restoration that will be attached to it.
Placing a dental implant requires several appointments. First, the dental implant is placed beneath the gum in the area of a missing tooth. Once the implant is stabilized in the jaw, we add an abutment. The abutment is the piece of the implant to which your new restoration will be attached. Finally, your new crown, bridge, or denture will be attached.
A dental implant offers greater structural support and lasts longer than either a dental bridge or dentures. When in place, dental implants essentially function just as your natural tooth roots would, allowing for dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures to remain fixed in place.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Every individual has unique dental anatomy that must be assessed prior to implant surgery. The first step is to review your medical history, perform a thorough examination, and take x-rays to create an ideal treatment plan that meets your goals.
Your jawbone health is one of the most important considerations in determining your suitability for dental implants. Bone recession is a common problem associated with missing teeth. In some cases, you may not have a foundation that is strong enough to place a dental implant.
Fortunately, Dr. Bacquet is trained to perform a procedure called bone graft surgery. With this advanced surgery, he can replace lost bone tissue to rebuild the area where an implant will be placed.
Please Call to Arrange a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants? Please call our office and we will be happy to arrange a convenient dental implant consultation with Dr. Bacquet.