Providing dental implants as natural-looking replacement teeth, serving patients in the areas of Los Angeles, Rowland Heights, Mission Hills, and Woodland Hills
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Cheung, Dr. Ho and Dr. Tsai are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Cheung, Ho and Tsai perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
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Dr. Cheung is very knowledgeable and skilled doctor. My whole experience with Dr. Cheung has been very great. Everything went so smooth. The office staffs are nice and polite. I will absolutely come back here again!
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If I could give 6 stars I would. Dr Cheung and staff were amazing, the level of care is top notch, the office is immaculate and I appreciated the free parking.
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Zoraida took care of me from start to finish. Super efficient and compassionate. She even got me a blanket and pillow
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The Staff was very pleasant and professional and efficient throughout my treatment period. I will recommend them to any one who needs the same care that I have received.
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The office staff from the dentist on down are extremely cordial, professional, and caring. In short, having dental work was a breeze.
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