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Dental Implants
Whittier, CA

Tooth loss is a serious issue that impacts your entire quality of life. No matter if you lose a single tooth or you lose all of your teeth, it becomes incredibly difficult to bite and chew, hard to speak, and the quality of your smile deteriorates. Under your gum line, tooth loss also leads to bone loss in your jaw, which alters the shape of your jawbone as well as the alignment of your bite and the shape of your face. Replacing missing teeth is essential for giving you back your life. At Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc., we can replace missing teeth with dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a modern alternative to traditional dentures and bridges, providing you with a unique treatment for replacing your missing teeth. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jaw. As you heal from surgery, your bone naturally fuses to the posts, stabilizing and strengthening them within your jaw to become replacement roots. Once you have fully healed from surgery, the posts are then used to provide support for your dental restorations.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are incredibly versatile. They can be used in many different situations, providing solutions for patients with a variety of different needs. Types of dental implants include:
•  Single tooth. A single tooth implant uses a single post and a single crown to replace an individual tooth.
•  Multiple teeth. A multiple tooth implant, or implant supported bridge, is used to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth. The number of posts you need, and their placement, depends upon multiple factors, including the number of teeth you are missing.
•  Full arch replacement. A full arch replacement is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This treatment generally involves the use of 6 to 8 posts to provide support for your arch of new teeth.
•  All on 4. All on 4 is a type of full arch replacement that is used when you do not have sufficient bone mass in your jaw to support the 6 to 8 implant posts. This treatment uses only four posts which are strategically implanted into your jaw, enabling you to avoid the need for a bone graft.

Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants provide several significant benefits.
•  The restorations look exactly like your real teeth. The restorations are made from ceramic, a material that can be stained to perfectly blend in with your natural teeth. The material also reflects light like natural tooth enamel.
•  Your restorations feel completely natural.
•  Your teeth are held securely in place, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Your restorations will not slip around in your mouth or fall out.
•  Your restorations are incredibly comfortable. They are supported by the implant posts rather than your gums or adjacent teeth.
•  The implant posts replace the roots of your teeth, which stops and prevents bone loss in your jaw.

The Drawbacks to Dental Implants

While dental implants provide several substantial benefits, there are a few drawbacks that will be discussed during your consultation.
•  Implants require a surgical procedure for placement.
•  Recovery can take several weeks to several months to complete.
•  If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw, you may require a bone graft first. This is an additional surgical procedure.
•  Implants can be more expensive than traditional treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and want to find out if this treatment is the right solution for you, call Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc. at (562) 947-4781 to schedule your appointment today.

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"I recently had to have a tooth extracted and was very nervous. Dr. Choyee and his staff went over and above to make me feel comfortable. It turned out to be an easy procedure and I was done quickly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Choyee for any oral surgery needs you may have. Dr. Choyee even called me that evening to make sure I was doing well and had no problems!"
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16315 Whittier Blvd #201
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