Improving your smile may sometimes require dental implants if you weren’t able to prevent the loss of teeth. If you’re missing teeth or have natural teeth that aren’t healthy, you may have considered getting dental implants. Located in West Hollywood and Beverly Grove, Delmont Dentistry is here to help you learn more before deciding on dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace natural teeth that are no longer strong or healthy enough to be used. Delmont Dentistry has a solution that virtually mimics a natural tooth. It’s similar in functionality, strength, and appearance. Implants are often the preferred option when dealing with the need to replace natural teeth.
Dr. Delmont customizes each dental implant to the shape and space in each patient’s mouth. Dental implants can be topped with bridges, crowns, or dentures. The goal is to restore the function and look that the patient had prior to losing his/her natural teeth. Without the replacement of natural teeth, the alignment of remaining teeth can change.
Below are a handful of questions you should ask Dr. Delmont of Delmont Dentistry when considering dental implants:
Q: Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Don’t let your confusion or concerns about your insurance plan stop you from receiving the dental care you need. Delmont Dentistry accepts most PPO insurance policies which are especially convenient if you’re looking for a dentist in West Hollywood. Check with Delmont Dentistry’s financial coordinator to determine what you qualify for and how much you qualify for. Delmont Dentistry also offers flexible financing options such as CareCredit.
Q: Do dental implants hurt?
Mild soreness can be experienced when getting an implant. This is similar to having a tooth extracted. Any pain that comes as a result of the dental implant tends to dissipate in a few days or less. The overall experience is gentle and comfortable. Dr. Delmont will help you with the recovery process after receiving your new implants.
Q: What is the dental implant made of?
To replace your natural tooth and tooth root, a tiny cylindrical piece of titanium is used. This piece of titanium is inserted in the jawbone where a root would be. Titanium is the material of choice because it has the ability to bond with living bone tissue. This process is known as osseointegration.
Q: How do I care for my implants?
Proper care for your implants is easier than you may think. Regular brushing and flossing with good technique help you maintain your implants on a daily basis. Oral hygiene combined with dental visits will help the implants last a lifetime.
If there are any other questions that come to mind about dental implants, feel free to ask Dr. Delmont! As your West Hollywood dentist of choice, Delmont Dentistry is focused on empowering you to live your best life with the best dental care you can receive.
Located in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Delmont Dentistry conveniently serves those living in the Beverly Grove/West Hollywood area.
For more information on what Dr. Delmont can do for you, call Delmont Dentistry at (310) 652-7742.