Losing a tooth or teeth due to decay, gum disease, an accident, or other reasons can happen to anyone of any age – and it can have a pronounced effect on one’s ability to chew and speak properly, not to mention the aesthetics of their smile. Dental implants are long-lasting, natural-looking solutions for tooth loss, and it’s very important to choose the right dentist for your needs in order to achieve the best possible results.
While the implant itself is typically placed by an oral surgeon, a cosmetic dentist’s role is critically important in the treatment process. To evaluate your needs, you should find an experienced cosmetic dentist who makes dental implant restoration and customized porcelain crown treatments standard parts of his or her practice. Once you have been examined, the dentist should be able to answer all your questions and take you through every step of the dental implant process. Cosmetic dentists who are experienced in dental implant restoration procedures are often the ones who create your overall treatment plan, using sophisticated technology to help determine the most precise location to place the implant. Once the implant has been placed, the cosmetic dentist is responsible for the custom design and creation of the porcelain crown, which is the final step of the dental implant process. In order for the implant to look and function properly, the porcelain crown must be meticulously designed to provide you with a fit and appearance that is virtually indistinguishable from your original teeth. When this is accomplished successfully, the results often look and feel so natural that a patient may have difficulty even remembering the dental implant is not an original tooth. To achieve these results, a cosmetic dentist with impeccable credentials and experience is usually necessary in order to maximize the chances of overall success.
Dr. Michael Kosdon is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has been educated and trained at the USC School of Dentistry as well as the Las Vegas Institute, a cosmetic dentistry institution that is often cited as one of the best in the world. Dr. Kosdon has performed many dental implant restoration procedures, and he takes multiple factors inherent in oral function and appearance into account when creating dental implant treatment plans – including tooth size, shape, orientation in the mouth, color, and structure. Dr. Kosdon is committed to developing dental implant restorations that fit as accurately and comfortably as possible, replacing your missing teeth with results that significantly improve both the form and function of your smile.
If you would like more information on dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon to see if you are a dental implant candidate, please contact us today.