Dental Implants for Larchmont Village Residents
No one should have to struggle with a smile that isn’t complete. After all, not only is your oral health damaged by missing teeth, but so is your sense of self-confidence. At Geller Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing precise, quality care that creates ideal results and exceeds your expectations. That’s why we’re happy to offer dental implants as a state-of-the-art tooth replacement option that promises patients satisfying health and aesthetic benefits. As one of fewer than 20 board certified prosthodontists in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Benjamin Geller has the experience and training necessary to handle every part of your dental implant process, from placement to restoration and beyond. We also work with other dental specialists in the area including periodontists and oral surgeons if and when it may be necessary. We look forward to giving you a new reason to smile!
Dental Implant Process
The secret behind the incredible success of dental implants is that they take dental restoration a step further than their traditional counterparts. While bridges and dentures can only replace the crown (the white, visible portion) of your tooth, implants replicate the root as well, which exists below the gum line. Its placement is vital, as the root of the tooth stimulates the jawbone and keeps it full and healthy; without it, deterioration begins to occur. This deterioration is why so many patients who’ve experienced severe tooth loss tend to have a sunken facial expression over time. Thankfully, dental implants can help you avoid these effects and maintain the gorgeous, healthy smile you deserve.
Once we’ve determined that you're a viable candidate for dental implants, your procedure will begin with the surgical placement of your new implants (the “roots”) into the appropriate sockets. Dr. Geller will handle this process personally, ensuring that everything goes as precisely and comfortably as possible. A period of healing will follow, during which your new implants will create a gradual bond with your jawbone, setting the stage for your new, custom-made restorations that are fabricated by our convenient on-site lab. Once you’re ready, you’ll return to our Los Angeles practice so that we can securely place your brand-new crown(s) or prosthetics. The final result is so beautifully seamless that you may even forget they’re not natural teeth after some time has passed!
Implant Retained Prosthetics
When restoring lost single teeth, a high-quality, personalized crown is typically used. But when a patient is facing extensive reconstructive needs, this option can become very expensive. A simpler, more affordable alternative is the use of an implant-retained prosthetic. Depending on a patient’s unique needs, we can design a denture or fully fixed bridge that attaches securely to strategically placed implants within the mouth. Both permanent and removable options are available, depending on preference.
There are many valuable benefits associated with choosing dental implants and implant-retained prosthetics, including:
- They provide an exceptional level of permanence and security, especially when compared with the relative looseness of traditional dentures.
- They’re a conservative treatment option, meaning that our team won’t have to sacrifice the structure of any nearby healthy teeth to accommodate your new implants.
- No inconvenient changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine are required. Implants can be treated just like natural teeth!
- The success rate of implants is extremely high, and as long as they’re cared for properly with regular checkups and diligent home care, they can last for the rest of your life.
Our Advanced Technology
Placing implants is a precise art, and one that Dr. Geller is committed to handling as perfectly as possible. That’s why Dr. Geller uses the revolutionary cone beam technology. With the help of this state-of-the-art machinery, we can capture focused and detailed images of your affected tooth or teeth. In 3D and color, the images reveal any nerves, bone, arteries, or other issues that could potentially affect your implant placement, thus helping us plan your surgery with detail and accuracy.
While many dentists have to send out their restorations to be crafted by professionals, Dr. Geller is happy to offer the convenience and exceptional quality that an in-house laboratory can provide to patients. Our technician works closely with Dr. Geller to ensure the ideal fit, function, and appearance. Plus, last-minute changes can be completed during your placement appointment, saving you a return trip and allowing us to confirm that the comfort and placement is as perfect as possible.
Contact Us to Learn More About Dental Implants
When you experience tooth loss, place your oral health and happiness in the hands of a dedicated team that has the highest of standards. At Geller Dentistry, we’re focused on creating strong relationships with our patients that will last for years, and we can’t wait to welcome you as our newest valued member. Contact our Los Angeles practice today if you have any questions about our implant services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first consultation. We’re located right in the heart of the historic Larchmont Village and Hancock Park, and second opinions are free!