Lucio H. Kim DDS

Are Dental Implants Safe?

November 16, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Lucio H. Kim

Dental implants in Glendale are the best way to replace missing teeth. It’s true! When it comes to tooth loss, dental implants are the top recommendation among dentists. And a consultation determines whether they are safe and suitable for your tooth loss needs.

Your Glendale, CA, dentist offers various tooth replacement options, including dental implants. But under the umbrella of implants, there are also options!

Dental Implant Options in Glendale, CA

Some patients opt for single dental implants to restore one or two lost teeth. This method means surgically implanting two restoration roots, allowing time for healing, and then topping the implants with quality dental crowns.

For patients with more significant tooth loss—those who do not want to undergo multiple implants—we offer implant-supported dentures and bridges. Implant dentures depend on four to six implants for stability. On the other hand, a dental bridge typically needs only one implant for support.

We perform dental implant placement under anesthesia, so you’ll not feel any pain. However, if you’re feeling nervous or undergoing multiple implants, we can talk to you about sedation dentistry, like oral or IV sedation.

Determining Whether Dental Implants Are Safe for You

The first phase on your journey to a new smile is a consult with the dentist. We learn about your health history, including current medications, at this visit. Your dentist also provides an exam to determine dental implant suitability. This initial appointment lets us decide if dental implants are safe for you.

In some situations, we recommend pretreatments to ensure your success, including bone grafting.

Quality Dental Implants in Glendale, CA

To determine your dental implant eligibility and whether they are safe for you, contact a member of our dental team today. We offer in-house financing options, including CareCredit—ask about limits and exclusions. And always reach out if you have any questions for the dentist.

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