Dental Implants

Kaivan Kiai, DDS -  - General Dentist

Westwood Dental Esthetics

Kaivan Kiai, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in West Los Angeles, CA

Missing teeth can leave gaps in your smile and harm your oral health, but with dental implants, they don’t have to. At Westwood Dental Esthetics in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Kaivan Kiai, DDS, provides dental implants that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, schedule a visit with Dr. Kiai today by calling the offices at Westwood Dental Esthetics or book an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a technologically advanced solution for replacing missing teeth. They’re tiny posts that an oral surgeon embeds in your jawbone, where they fuse with your bone tissue and function like artificial tooth roots. 

Once fused, your implants become a stable foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Westwood Dental Esthetics offers single implants and multiple implants, so you can replace anything from a single tooth to an entire dental arch.

Why should I get dental implants?

You should always replace missing teeth. Your mouth doesn’t function as well when it doesn’t have all of its pieces, and missing teeth can lead to several oral health concerns, like shifting teeth, an unstable bite, and excessive wear-and-tear on your remaining teeth.

Dental implants have significant advantages over other tooth-replacement options, like traditional dentures and bridges. Because dental implants mimic the structure of your natural teeth, they are more comfortable and are secure in your mouth.

Getting dental implants can also prevent the bone loss that commonly occurs when you’re missing teeth. With traditional dentures and bridges, your artificial teeth rest on top of your gumline, depriving the bone tissue in your jaw of healthy stimulation.

Because dental implants connect directly to your jawbone, they keep your bone tissue healthy and strong. 

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are an excellent choice for anybody looking for a comfortable and healthy means of replacing their missing teeth.

For your dental implants to properly function, you’ll need to have healthy bone tissue in your jaw and healthy gums. If you’re lacking in either, Dr. Kiai can recommend treatments, like a bone graft or periodontal treatments to make you a more suitable candidate for dental implants.

What happens when I get dental implants?

Westwood Dental Esthetics works with a renowned oral surgeon who comes to the office to perform your implant surgery. It takes a few visits spread out over the course of a few months to complete the process.

Once your implants are firmly embedded in your jawbone, Dr. Kiai completes your restoration with a crown, bridge, or dentures. Living with implants is just like living with natural teeth. All you have to do is brush, floss, and get regular exams and cleanings, and your dental implants can last a lifetime.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kiai by calling the office at Westwood Dental Esthetics or book online, and discover more about dental implants.