Expert Implant Dentistry in Beverly Hills, CA
The advances in Implant dentistry has revolutionized the field. Patients that were once embarrassed by missing teeth now have successful options to restore function, aesthetics, and confidence to their smile. Dr. Raanan believes that any patient should have a clear understanding of their procedure and steps required to achieve their personalized smile design. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it is as much about art and experience as it is about science.
Dr. Raanan utilizes advanced digital dentistry to plan your smile to your individual facial features. He feels that his approach improves communication between patients and dentists by allowing patients to show him what they like and do not like about their smile. Using the information gathered, he plans the precise positioning of the implant utilizing 3-D image technology.
Dental implants are made of medical grade titanium and have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and can be restored to look and feel just like natural teeth. New implant designs are more predictable and stable than ever before. According to the current literature, the success rates for dental implants are 95-98% over 10 years.
Scientific advances have driven the development of new techniques in Implant Dentistry. In selected cases, Dr. Raanan can perform all surgeries in one stage, immediately replace an extracted tooth with an implant, thus avoiding a second procedure. Dr. Raanan uses state-of-the-art software to plan dental implant placement. This planning process allows him to execute his surgeries with precision giving higher success rates and more predictable results.
Once his patients get dental implants, they no longer have to struggle with gaps caused by missing teeth. Dental implants give patients a beautiful smile, more confidence, and the ability to resume eating solid foods without worry.
Frequently asked Questions
How do I know if I am a candidate for Dental Implants?
Almost everyone who is missing one or more teeth and in general good health is a candidate for dental implant treatment. Patients should have healthy gums and adequate bone to hold the implant and be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental exams. There are few medical conditions that can undermine the success of implant treatment: heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease, or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
How painful is getting Dental Implants?
Most of our patients report that they feel very little if any pain during the procedure. In fact, many patients do not have to use any pain pills.
How long does the entire process take?
After the initial scheduling, the entire process takes around 6–8 months, unless more complex surgery is required. During the surgical appointment, Dr. Raanan will place the implant within the jawbone. After 3 to 6 months the implant has fused with the bone and is ready to be restored. Some patients may qualify to have the implant restoration placed during surgical appointment. This is done for selected patients that fit strict criteria.
Does the surgery require time off?
Most people go back to work the day after the surgery, although it depends on your individual experience and the difficulty of the surgery. Some people prefer to take a day off to completely recover and allow their mouth to rest after the procedure.
Do I need sedation for my dental implant procedure?
Although many of Dr. Raanan’s patients enjoy sleep dentistry for their implant procedures, sedation is not required for implant surgeries.
Does the body ever reject an implant?
Very rarely does a person’s body reject a dental implant. The jawbone readily accepts the implant, and the few rejections that do occur are caused by rare allergies to the titanium alloy that makes up the implant. Another reason for implant failure comes from the patient’s care after surgery. Without great oral hygiene, regular teeth fail and eventually fall out. A dental implant is no different.
Can I replace my denture with dental implants?
As a viable, proven alternative to replace missing teeth, dental implants continue to revolutionize dentistry and help improve the lives of many patients. The advances in the field allows the dental implants to take an old denture that is loose, uncomfortable, and unattractive and interchange it for a mouth that is stable with natural looking teeth.