No Need To Hide Your Smile! - DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dentist in Burbank, CA

Our Burbank cosmetic dentistry has specialized over the years on dental implants. Dr. Gary O’Brien understands the negative effects that missing teeth have on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. He knows the importance of being capable to live without embarrassment and inconvenience while eating, talking or even just smiling; some of the actions that for most of us happen regularly may be actions that patients suffering from this condition avoid at all cost.

You might not be as lonely as you think with your problem, there are many people with this same condition and we have the solution! In fact, you will realize why it’s so unnecessary to sleep over a solution when it is already handy: If you lost a tooth or more due to an accident or a periodontal disease but you are in generally good oral health, your solution is given here, at our Burbank dentistry.

On the other hand, the time living with missing teeth will not only limit your social life and your eating, but it will also change your facial appearance and your mouth structure as your teeth are shifting due to the room available.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are mostly benefits to dental implants, including :

  • Younger facial appearance
  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Reliability of the method
  • Clear speech
  • Facilitates the chewing of food and its digestion
  • Lifelong durability of the implant
  • Overall comfort

Placement of Dental Implants

Dental implants are traditionally completed in two phases, although technology is improving the method of making it possible to have your implants sooner and with less discomfort and inconvenience at the dentist office. This time we will describe how this treatment is commonly carried out:

Phase 1

This process is generally performed in our Burbank dental office with local anesthesia or light sedation to allow complete comfort to the patient; this is known as the actual phase of implant. The dentist will use precise and gentle surgical techniques, in order to place the implants into the jawbone during 3 to 6 months, allowing the Osseo integration to take place. This step will ensure a solid foundation for teeth replacement. During this time, temporary bridges or dentures may be used to minimize any appearance or chewing inconvenience.

Phase 2

This phase involves creating and placing the new tooth or teeth to the anchored implant(s) in your jaw. You can now enjoy your dental implants and feel as they are your natural teeth.

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