If you are missing a tooth due to injury to the mouth or damage caused by dental health issues, you may choose to get treated by an expert in dental implants in Los Angeles. As every case of missing teeth is different, so is every implant procedure.
The success of a dental implantation is heavily based on the condition of the jaw bone. Not everyone’s jawbone is suited for dental implants. If a bone has sustained damage or deterioration, or a patient simply does not have enough bone mass in the particular area, they may need to undergo bone grafting. As a healing period after a bone grafting is required, this procedure can add to the length of the treatment as a whole.
If the jawbone is healthy enough to receive an implant, your expert in dental implants surgery in Los Angeles will create space in the bone, and then insert a titanium appliance to act as a tooth root. You will need to take to heal after this surgery, during which the titanium will fuse with the bone. This is a process called osseointegration, and is possible due to the specific nature of titanium, which will not cause infection. This healing process can take anywhere from two to seven months, and is entirely dependent on how quickly and how well the appliance fuses with your jaw bone.