Dental Implants Specialist in Glendale

Minimally Invasive, Minimal Discomfort

Dr. Leon uses the latest available technology including Nobel Biocare titanium mounts that provide minimal incision and discomfort. Dr. Leon also uses some of the most advanced & clean prosthetics available to dentists so your implant procedure is an non-invasive, pain-free, natural looking and naturally functional as possible.

If you are missing multiple teeth & require an emergency procedure, or simply tired of dealing with dentures, our doctors strongly suggest dental implants. While this is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive and the benefits make it well-worth the cost.

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Step One of Dental Implant Installation
Step Two of Dental Implant Installation

Dental Implants Procedure

Preparation and installation of a dental implant replacing a single tooth can be completed in just a few visits. First, you’ll consult with the doctor to see if dental implants are right for you. (For most patients, dental implants are ideal, but occasionally a more involved surgical procedure is necessary, or the condition of the teeth is less serious than average and allows for other options.) This is determined by a dental examination including x-rays, impressions of the teeth and gums, and a complete dental health examination. As a rule, anyone healthy enough to have a tooth extracted by any of the common methods is also healthy enough to have dental implants put in.

After your dentist has reviewed all this information and determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the next step is to prepare the section of jawbone that will be securing the implant. A metal anchor that will serve as a substitute root for the permanent artificial tooth is set into the bone, and allowed to heal. This takes two to four months and ensures that the bone will regrow over the implant base and form a strong bond with the metal.

During this time, dentists and oral surgeons generally fit the patient with a temporary crown, which offers a cosmetic and semi-functional solution while the bone heals. Once the implant is secure in the healed jawbone, a permanent artificial tooth created based on the molds of the patient’s original teeth and gums can be crafted and installed.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Individuals who experience damage and loss of teeth find that their lives are often radically altered in difficult, painful ways. When the structure and function of the teeth are compromised, eating, speaking, and the way one is perceived by others are all affected, and one’s health, career, relationships, and overall self-esteem can suffer. Even when the affected teeth are in the back of the mouth and generally not seen during speaking or smiling, the bone loss that occurs under the surface in the section of jawbone where the tooth is lost can alter the shape and appearance of the face.

Fortunately, continuing advances in periodontal health technology offers new options to patients living with missing or severely damaged teeth. Dental implants are the most functional, durable, and sustainable means for correcting the problems caused by lost or damaged teeth.

Durable

The metal anchor that the artificial tooth is attached to when the procedure is completed essentially acts as a substitute root for the implant, just as a real tooth that grows in naturally attaches by its own root in the jaw. Fixative cements and adhesives eventually wear away, and artificial teeth that are held in by appliances attaching to other teeth are only as secure as those teeth. A dental implant is the longest lasting and most reliable choice when replacing a lost or damaged tooth.

Functional

Dental implants are fixed into place by metal anchors that your dentist or oral surgeon sets directly into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Unlike other dental appliances and cosmetic solutions, a dental implant does not rely on cements, adhesives, or adjacent teeth to hold it in its proper place. This provides a feel and functionality most similar to natural, healthy teeth.

Sustainable

Sometimes other solutions like crowns or bridges are enough to correct a problem, but for serious damage or tooth loss, dental implants are the healthiest and most dependable long-term choice. In cases of a replacement tooth being cemented or glued into place, or fixed by a device attached to the teeth on either side, the wear and tear on the false tooth itself is only the beginning. In addition to higher rates of failure and complications with solutions that only mask the problem, non-implant solutions often trap food and place excessive strain on other teeth. This contributes to bad breath, accelerated tooth decay, and damage to adjacent healthy teeth. Only a dental implant fully mimics the structure and function of naturally developed teeth with no damage to the healthy teeth on either side.

Sustainable

Sometimes other solutions like crowns or bridges are enough to correct a problem, but for serious damage or tooth loss, dental implants are the healthiest and most dependable long-term choice. In cases of a replacement tooth being cemented or glued into place, or fixed by a device attached to the teeth on either side, the wear and tear on the false tooth itself is only the beginning. In addition to higher rates of failure and complications with solutions that only mask the problem, non-implant solutions often trap food and place excessive strain on other teeth. This contributes to bad breath, accelerated tooth decay, and damage to adjacent healthy teeth. Only a dental implant fully mimics the structure and function of naturally developed teeth with no damage to the healthy teeth on either side.

The Nobel Biocare®: Dental Implant Technology

Nobel Biocare brand dental implant anchors and prosthetics are crafted from the highest quality materials and set the gold standard for all dental implant manufacturers.  To create the top-notch all ceramic crowns that top the strong, lightweight titanium implant screws placed in the jawbone, Nobel Biocare implements its patented Procera method. This treatment concept employs CAD illustrations to draft an artificial tooth that has the optimal size, shape, color, and bite-surface texture to naturally blend in and function with the patient’s real teeth. The natural look this makes possible is completed by the 100% ceramic construction of each crown. Occasionally, gums can recede from the edges of a completely healthy, properly placed dental implant, and when this happens, the metal core of a traditional ceramic overlay crown becomes visible and appears as an unsightly grey line along the edge of the gum. Nobel Biocare crowns contain no metal and will always appear realistic and healthy regardless of normal changes in gum tissue.

Providing dental professionals with science-based reconstructive solutions for more than 40 years, Nobel Biocare has perfected dental implant technology.

Denture Implants

Denture Implants

Dental implants are additionally the most practical choice for patients replacing multiple teeth simply because they may be a limited number of healthy teeth for appliances like bridges to attach to. In the case of denture wearers, of course, the situation is even more extreme as there are few or no natural teeth remaining. This accelerates the bone depletion and resultant sagging, aged appearance described above, and the process of using and caring for dentures is time-consuming with limited results.

Denture retention implants, a treatment solution for making replacement of the complete case (a dental industry term referring to one’s full set of teeth) more functional and comfortable, are titanium posts placed within the jawbone just like single-tooth implants that work together to hold dentures into place. In addition to the stress of maintaining and using dentures, many wearers experience a lot of anxiety about their dentures staying in place. Loose or floating dentures are uncomfortable and, should they become visibly displaced or trap smelly food particles, terribly embarrassing.

Stabilized Denture implants give denture-wearing patients the confidence to eat, speak, and socialize without fear and preserve the sections of jawbone that tooth loss destroys, offering the patient a fuller, more carefree life and more youthful appearance.

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