Dental Implants Specialist

360 Dental

Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. 360 Dental's highly trained dentists and licensed denturists create dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Van Nuys, California, 360 Dental's Vachik Danoukh, DMD, Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, and the knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely attached to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

On top of feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don’t fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren’t vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with your dentist. Implant treatment might be right for you.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call 360 Dental or schedule an appointment online.