Woodland Hills, California (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
What is a dental implant?
It is a small titanium shaft that is used as replacement for a tooth's root. It secures the crown (the visible part of the tooth) into the jawbone and is not visible when it is surgically placed. Once set, the jawbone grows around it to form a connection which slows or stops the bone loss that results from the absence of the natural tooth's root. Due to the compatibility of titanium to the human body, dental implants are considered to be a good, long-term solution to teeth loss.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
When the natural root of the tooth is missing for a long period, the jawbone degenerates or is reabsorbed over time. The setting of a dental implant slows or stop this bone loss and keeps the quality of the jawbone. Dental implant is a good investment as when it is properly maintained, it can last a lifetime. It also provides a superior function, stability and a natural smile compared to dentures which lasts around 15-20 years.
Dental Implant Procedure
Conventionally, a flap procedure is employed for the preparation of the implant site. This involves cutting and pulling back the gum to expose the jawbone and to be able to drill for and place the implant. Once the titanium shaft is secured in place, the dentist attaches the crown on top of the dental implant.
Since most cases show patients having insufficient jawbone thickness and height, there's need for additional surgery for the implant to be securely supported. The block bone graft surgery requires a block of bone to be taken from the patient's ribs, hip, chin, ramus, or cadaver bone and is then screwed into the jawbone. This creates a thicker and more stable base to drill to and place a dental implant in more securely.
With Around the Corner Dental Health Spa's Dr. Kanani, Woodland Hills dental implants are the safest bet. He is able to best conserve the integrity of the jawbone while maintaining the gums by skipping flap elevation and exposure of the bony tissues. Additionally, this procedure enables him to eliminate the chances of swelling and significant pain to the patient after surgery. Instead of drilling out a part of the jawbone and thus lessening bone density for the implant support, Dr. Kanani uses a series of instruments for expanding the bone. A pocket is then created by this extremely technique-intensive procedure where the implant is secured into. With a stronger, condensed bone wall, there is no need for additional surgery that the flap elevation procedure usually requires.
This flapless and drill-less dental implant procedure results to faster healing with less surgery complications. In most cases, Dr. Kanani has helped his patients skip the additional surgery that takes up to 6 months to heal and additional implant costs of up to $4,000.
In order to get the most professional dental implants from the leading dentist in Woodland Hills, Dr. Kaveh Kanani, please visit the Woodland Hills' Around the Corner Dental Health Spa for the brightest smile that can last a lifetime. Take the step to the best in dental health by calling 818-962-1141 to schedule a free consultation. When taking advantage of their range of services, mention Smile101 for their monthly special, one of which is a discounted price on dental implants at $777.
About Dr. Kaveh Kanani
Aside from his vast experience and many awards and recognitions he has in dental implants dentistry, the world-renowned Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist also provides numerous services to brighten your smile depending your needs and budget. He is also known for his expertise as Woodland Hills sedation dentist, and his ability to calm you with his well-honed techniques in sedation dentistry.