Dental Implants Torrance, CA

Sachi & Co. Dentistry provides dental implant services in Torrance, CA. Call 310-530-9893 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because they are the only option that addresses tooth loss both above and below the gum line. This means that with implants, your smile is restored, your bite is strengthened, and your overall oral health is improved.

At Sachi & Co., we have dental implant specialists and dentists in-house so you don’t need to go to multiple practices for your implant and oral surgery needs. We use the latest in technology and equipment for all of our surgeries, allowing us to treat even the most complex cases; many patients come to our practice to have implant failures from a prior oral surgery addressed.

Single Tooth Dental Implants

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A single tooth implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, which is a small post or screw that is placed in the jawbone, an abutment that attaches to the implant, and a crown that is affixed to the abutment. Single tooth dental implants can be fitted with fixed or removable replacement teeth and, like all dental implants, they prevent and even reverse bone loss in the jaw.

Implant-Supported Bridges

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Implant-supported bridges can be used whenever three or more adjacent teeth are missing. Dental implants are used to replace the two outermost missing teeth and serve as a support for a dental bridge.

This type of bridge is firmly anchored by the implants on each end, providing a sturdy and long-lasting solution. Unlike traditional tooth-supported bridges that rely on the adjacent natural teeth for support, implant-supported bridges don't require any preparation, tooth extraction, or grinding down of healthy tooth structure.

Implant-supported bridges are extremely stable and feel just like natural teeth. They make it easier to chew food properly and maintain good oral hygiene compared to a traditional removable partial denture. With proper care and maintenance, implant-supported bridges can last for decades.

Implant-Supported Dentures

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When all teeth on one or both arches are missing, implant-supported dentures can be used to replace them as an alternative to traditional dentures. An implant-supported denture can be fixed or removable, full or partial. For a full arch denture, at least four dental implants are recommended, while partial dentures can be supported with as little as two dental implants.

Full Arch with Only Four Implants

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This unique dental implant restoration allows us to replace an entire upper or lower arch of natural teeth using only four dental implants as anchors.

Guided Implant Placement Procedure

Guided dental implant placement

Our oral surgeon uses specialized custom surgical guides that aid us during oral surgery. With these guides, we know the exact angle and location of each implant placement. This improves surgical outcomes and produces long-lasting results for oral health.

The Benefits and Importance of Dental Implants

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost depends on the type of restoration needed, the number of teeth being replaced, and whether any supplemental procedures, like bone grafting, are needed. The average cost falls between $3500 and $5000 per tooth.

What is the downside of dental implants?

Like any surgery, dental implants carry the risk of infection, nerve damage, bleeding, and damage to surrounding structures. These risks are minimal, but it is important to be aware of them especially if you have a complex medical history. It is important to have an in depth consultation with our doctors in order to understand your specific risks for complications. Dental implants also often take longer to complete than other alternatives but result in a more natural feeling radiant smile, and long-term result.

How painful is a dental implant?

Implant dentistry itself isn't painful, as you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area where we are working. You may feel some pressure during the procedure, but it should not cause any pain. Afterward, it's common to experience tenderness, swelling, and some discomfort from oral surgery. 

This is a normal part of the healing process as your jawbone integrates with the implant. The best care for discomfort is usually easily managed with proper patient care, including over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication, cold compresses applied to the outside of the face to reduce swelling, and a soft food diet for the first few days to avoid irritating the surgical site.

How long does a dental implant last?

The restoration attached to a dental implant may need periodic replacement but the dental implant itself often lasts a lifetime. An implant behaves very differently than a natural tooth. An implant is directly connected to the bone unlike a natural tooth that is connected through a ligament. The bite on your implant is specifically balanced to allow for smooth function with your natural teeth and require regular maintenance and an occlusal guard for its health and longevity.

Call our dental office at 310-530-9893 to schedule your appointment.