Dental Implants

Your teeth play a key role in your quality of life, helping you speak, eat and smile. When you lose teeth, it affects your appearance as well as your ability to perform many daily actions. Dr. Brian Olvera offers dental implants to replace your missing teeth and fully restore your smile, oral health and oral function.

Dental Implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. Dental implants are a type of prosthetic tooth replacement. Unlike other options for replacing teeth, implants replace the roots as well as the crowns of your teeth. This allows them to perform the same functions as your natural teeth in stimulating your supporting bone to keep it strong and healthy, promoting better long-term results for your oral health.

An implant consists of two main parts — the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post replaces your tooth roots, and is surgically placed into your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your renewed smile. After you have healed from your implant placement procedure, the implant restoration can be placed. The implant restoration replaces the crown of a missing tooth, capping the post to close the gap caused by the missing tooth and finish your treatment. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, this restoration could be a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

Anyone who has lost a tooth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy you should be able to receive dental implants without any complications. However, if you have a pre-existing condition, such as gum disease or tooth decay, or if your supporting bone has deteriorated, you will need to receive treatment for that condition prior to receiving an implant.

Implants are designed to permanently replace your missing teeth. As such, they require the same care as your original teeth. This includes daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits with our dentist and team for preventive care.

We invite you to call us today at 562-869-3037 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about how dental implants in Downey, California, can benefit you!