We offer the most advanced dental implants available to effectively replace a missing tooth or teeth and return your beautiful smile, natural functionality, and self-confidence.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root designed to securely hold a replacement tooth where your natural tooth once was. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that fuses naturally to your jawbone. When inserted, a dental implant will permanently replace the root of the dead or damaged tooth.

Why you need dental implants

Dental implants can be used to do the following:

  • Replace your missing teeth without treating or affecting the adjacent teeth.
  • Stabilize, secure and make your dentures more comfortable.
  • Support a bridge without requiring a removable partial denture.
  • Resolve problems with your bite caused by your teeth shifting to fill in spaces left by missing teeth.

Dental implants also prevent premature aging by stopping the bone loss that follows tooth loss. Dental implants become integrated into the bone itself and stop this bone loss, which is a major cause of premature aging.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

People who have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or who would like a full upper set of teeth, a full lower set of teeth, or a complete set of teeth for the full mouth may be good candidates for dental implants in Beverly Hills with Dr. Maddahi. Candidates for dental implants should meet the following requirements:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Would like to repair their teeth and regain their natural smile
  • Have generally healthy oral tissues
  • Have adequate bone (or if not, are able to have a bone graft to secure the implants)
  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Would like a positive alternative to dentures
  • Would like to improve their speech and ability to chew any foods
  • Are able to commit several months to this process
  • Your jawbone has reached full growth
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Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are a preferred choice for many because they provide so many positive benefits:

  • Feel and look like your own teeth
  • Improve the ability to speak and eat as you normally would
  • Are strong and durable, the way natural teeth are
  • Improve confidence and self esteem
  • Remain firmly in place, as your natural teeth would
  • Are convenient and easy, requiring the same type of care as your natural teeth do
  • Last for many years
  • Can support existing dentures to make chewing and speaking more comfortable

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are designed to replace a lost or damaged tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of teeth. They are made of three parts, the metal screw (called the post) that is placed directly into the jaw, the base that is placed on top of the post (called the abutment), and the artificial, strong, and natural-looking tooth that is placed on top of the base (called the crown).

Once dental implants are installed, they provide an instant transformation and restoration of your teeth and smile, and they allow you to eat any type of food and use your implants in the same way you would your natural teeth.

What are my implant options and types?

There are a variety of implant options. Which type of implant is best depends on your unique needs and the extent of tooth loss.

Single tooth replacement

This is a dental implant that replaces one missing tooth. This implant option is usually best for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury or an extraction.

Multiple tooth replacement

Dental bridges can be secured with implants to replace several adjacent missing teeth at once with a single restoration. This provides very stable, strong, and natural-looking new teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth and your jawbone density, this type of dental implant is supported with two to six titanium posts.

Dental implants used in full mouth reconstruction (All-on-4s)

All-on-4 implants replace all the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, permanently. All-on-4s are a superior option over full dentures because they offer the fastest, most cost-efficient procedure to achieve permanent, fixed teeth. All-on-4 dental implants use four posts to hold the arches of artificial teeth firmly and comfortably in place.

Same-Day Dental Implants

Same-day dental implants use technology that allows the screw holding the abutment to fuse to the jawbone better. Immediately filling the extraction sites with implants promotes a faster healing time. The best thing about same-day dental implants is obviously the shorter duration of treatment, meaning that the gums are able to immediately start growing around the implant. This option is best if your natural bone is strong enough and secure enough to support immediate placement and pressure from a new tooth, provided that your treatment doesn't require a sinus lift procedure, bone augmentation, or ridge expansion. The aforementioned procedures will increase the amount of time it will take to install new implants.

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The Procedure

Posts (the implant rods)

Dental implant posts (metal rods) are placed directly into your jaw through a small incision in your gums. If you don’t have enough bone in your jaw, or the bone is too soft, you may need bone grafting before you can have dental implant surgery. Your jawbone will need to be strong enough to provide a strong base to support powerful chewing. Once installed, the posts are left to heal for four to six months. You will wear a temporary restoration provided for you during this healing time, while the dental implant posts completely fuse with the surrounding bone. This allows the implants to work like natural, functional tooth roots.

Abutments (the base of the implant)

When your dental implants are fully integrated with your jawbone, the next step is placing the abutment (the base to which your new teeth will be secured). Once the abutment is placed, your gums will need another healing period which lasts about two weeks.

Crowns (the artificial teeth)

When your gums have healed, more impressions will be made of your mouth. These impressions are used to make the crown, which is the visible artificial tooth. Your new tooth or teeth will then be attached to the abutments.

Recovery and results

During the stages of your recovery, you may experience swelling, bruising, pain, or minor bleeding. After each stage of your implant process, you may need to eat soft foods during the healing period. Once the procedure is complete, your dental implants instantly provide the original function, look, and strength of your natural teeth, and give you a bright, beautiful smile.

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Why choose Dr. Maddahi?

Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is one of the most trusted experts in restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Beverly Hills, and he is honored to see to the needs of patients from all around the world. He has helped thousands of patients achieve the bright, beautiful smile they always wanted and changed their lives for the better.

As an award-winning dentist with over three decades of experience in transforming smiles, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is a specialist and a pioneer in the field of cosmetic dentistry. With an office designed to provide technologically advanced, state-of-the-art treatment, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi can provide you with dental implants in Beverly Hills at his private office, to restore and renew your smile.

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Your Consultation

Dr. Maddahi offers a free initial consultation, and a thorough, 41-point exam. During your consultation, Dr. Maddahi will evaluate your teeth, oral health, and concerns in order to help you restore your teeth and smile, and achieve the brighter, stronger, more beautiful smile that you want to achieve. Visit our office and see Dr. Maddahi for a Complimentary Exam and Consultation to find out more about dental implants.

(NOTE: There may be a charge if x-rays are necessary. We encourage our patients to bring x-rays to their first visit if they have had them taken recently.)

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