Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth or dentures. Unlike crowns and dentures, dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth, make it easier to eat and speak, and preserve the health of your jaw bone. If you have researched dental implants, you may assume the process takes months. At Southland Dental Care, we offer a teeth in one day Los Angeles procedure to restore your smile. Same day dental implants in Los Angeles are an option whether you want to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. Here’s how the same day dental implants Los Angeles procedure works.
The first step of the process is visiting our office to begin your consultation with Dr. Delaram Hanookai. During your consultation, Dr. Hanookai will ask about your dental health history and what you want to accomplish with dental implants. Your current health and medical history will also be considered to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
This consultation will also include an exam of your gums, teeth, and jaw. Any x-rays you have brought will be reviewed or new digital x-rays will be taken to get a better understanding of your dental health. Impressions will also be taken of your bite to ensure your new dental implants will fit perfectly.
Once you understand your options and the same day dental implants Los Angeles procedure, your treatment will begin.
Your procedure will be carefully planned to ensure proper placement of your dental implants. Your dental surgeon will use a small, state-of-the-art CAT scanning device that takes less than 20 seconds to capture around 200 images. Our special software processes the images into a 3D view of your teeth and jaw that can be viewed from any angle down to the smallest detail.
These images will be used to plan the procedure and help Dr. Hanookai:
Your dental implants are comprised of three parts: a titanium post embedded in the jaw bone and acts like the root of a tooth, an abutment that creates a foundation for the tooth, and a crown that replaces the missing tooth above the gum line.
All three parts must work together for an implant that looks and feels natural. The posts must be installed in the correct position and angle to support a crown. The abutments must be the right size and installed at the proper angle. The crown must be made from a durable and natural-looking material for the best results. It should also match the color, shape, and size of your other teeth.
Your 3D images and dental impressions are used to plan implant post and abutment placement to make the surgery easier and problem-free.
Dr. Hanookai will perform your surgery using your 3D x-rays on special software to remove any guesswork.
While your surgery is in the planning phase, your new crowns will be designed and created using a computer-assisted milling machine that precisely matches your remaining teeth. This will be a temporary crown that can be used immediately while the titanium posts bond with your jaw.