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Restoring Smiles With Dental Implants for Patients in Los Angeles, CA

The experts at Perio Implant Health Professionals understand the impact of tooth loss on both your confidence and oral health. Dental implants are a transformative solution, offering a secure, lasting foundation for artificial teeth that mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth. Embrace the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods and smile without reservation. Our specialized implant treatments are designed to preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, laying the groundwork for a restored smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes and create a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

The Dental Implant Surgical Process

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves one or two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors, such as hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored with a provisional single crown immediately after they are placed.

For the first three to six months following the surgery, dental implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet at this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. We will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks, your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be made. Then, posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months; however, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

What Types of Dental Implants Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth, and each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.

Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Preserving the integrity of your dental implants is crucial for lasting results. At Perio Implant Health Professionals, we guide you through a personalized care regimen, including proper brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Ensuring the longevity of your implants involves dedicated home care combined with professional oversight, safeguarding your investment in a healthier, more confident smile. Trust us to support you every step of the way in caring for your renewed smile.

Schedule Your Dental Implant Evaluation

If you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Matoska, or Dr. Ahn will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for dental implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.

Specializing in Difficult and Complex Dental Implant Cases

Perio Implant Health Professionals stands out for our proficiency in complex dental implant scenarios that challenge conventional approaches. Where others may hesitate, our specialized team confidently navigates intricate cases with advanced techniques and customized solutions. At our office in Los Angeles, CA, patients with unique anatomical considerations or who require specialized care find the high-quality dental implant treatment they need for a successful outcome.

Five-Star Reviews


Perio Implant Health Professionals is proud to serve our community in Los Angeles, CA, with integrity, passion, and kindness. See what our patients have to say about us.
I went in today for a consultation and had a great experience. I am terrified of going to the dentist but Dr. Rodriguez was kind and patient with me while I had a mini breakdown. His assistants Danny and Mariano were also very kind. I have my surgery appointment in August and although I am nervous, I know I'll be in good hands.

Athenas O.

Tampa, FL

I met Dr Joan Otomo-Corgel while bringing my client to see her. While there I showed her my front gums that had amalgam leaking from very old post & core with crowns & multiple bone graft procedures.  My dentist sent my X-rays to her office and she examined my whole mouth to advise me & my dentist what she suggests as treatment options. Meeting Dr. Otomo- Corgel gave me great peace of mind about next steps. Once that part of my mouth is tackled, I would definitely come back for an implant consultation in another part of my mouth!  Her assistant Marcello was very welcoming & thorough with my intake & exam. What a blessing!

Lisa B.

Tampa, FL

Dr. Otomo is a caring and highly skilled periodontist.  I've suffered from chronic gum inflammation for years, but have seen significant improvement since I began seeing her.  She's active in the research aspects of her field and knowledgeable of the latest treatments. Her sense of humor is a nice bonus.

Ross D.

Tampa, FL