The Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best replacement option available today. A dental implant is anchored to your jawbone using a titanium root, giving it the same strength and durability as your natural teeth. Additionally, the replacement tooth itself is custom-crafted to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, ensuring it naturally blends with your smile.

Other major benefits of dental implants include:

  • Longevity – If you take care of your dental implants, they can potentially last a lifetime.
  • Preservation of bone – By supporting your jawbone, dental implants help prevent bone loss and resorption, preserving the integrity of your facial structure and preventing the loss of other teeth in the future. This is a significant benefit for older patients who are missing several teeth.
  • Easy maintenance – Caring for dental implants doesn’t require any special steps. As long as you brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular check-ups, you can expect your implants to remain in excellent condition.
  • Improved oral health – Missing teeth can cause many dental health problems, such as shifting of your adjacent teeth, gum recession, TMJ, and bone loss. Placing dental implants can eliminate or dramatically reduce these issues.

Compared to the benefits associated with dental implants, the risks are very limited. Placing the dental implant root requires oral surgery, which can involve swelling, bruising, and some amount of bleeding after the procedure – but Dr. Sands will prescribe both pain medication and antibiotics to ensure you are comfortable and infection-free after treatment.

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact Kevin B. Sands, DDS today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.