Amir H. Jamsheed, DDS -  - Dentist

Encino Dental Studio

Amir H. Jamsheed, DDS

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Encino, CA

Implants Specialist

Dental implants help men and women replace missing teeth with a natural-looking replacement. As a top-ranked provider of dental services, Encino Dental Studio helps patients in the San Fernando Valley, including Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and surrounding areas.

Implants

What are dental implants?

When a tooth is missing, an implant can be a great choice to replace it. An implant is a small dental post made from titanium and used to replace the roots of the missing tooth. This post supports a custom-made dental crown which acts as the visible tooth. An implant can prevent numerous problems from developing including shifting teeth, trouble keeping teeth clean, loss of jawbone tissue, grinding and clenching, and pain in the jaw joints.

Why is it important to replace a missing tooth?

If a tooth is missing, the jawbone and gum tissue surrounding the gap starts to shrink due to lack of stimulation. A missing tooth can also affect the person’s bite, change how a person chews food. Neighboring teeth also start to shift towards each other, into space, and the opposite tooth starts to extend out of the socket. This shifting creates hard to clean spots surrounding the teeth where plaque and bacteria can build up. This buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Issues with the bite can also put pressure on the shifted teeth, and it can lead to grinding and clenching, even TMJ disorders.

How are the implants installed?

Implants usually take three visits to the place. During the initial visit, the post is installed in the jawbone. Before the second visit takes place, several weeks are allowed to pass so the titanium post can fuse with the jaw. When the second visit does arrive, a component called an abutment will be attached to the top of the implant. An impression of this gap will be made and sent to a lab where the crown will be made. When the crown is ready, the final visit will be used to attach the crown to the abutment.

Does an implant need to be brushed?

While the crown is an artificial tooth, patients will still need to brush and floss around the crown. This ensures that food particles, plaque, and bacteria are cleaned so that gum disease doesn’t develop. Gum disease can cause the implant to loosen, so keeping them clean is an important part of maintaining their integrity.

How long will a dental implant last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, as long as patients practice good oral care habits. It is also important to undergo routine dental exams at least twice a year.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans. If you do not see yours please call our office to see how we can help.

Aetna
Aflac
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Employee Benefits
Cigna
Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Guardian
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
MetLife
Principal Financial Group
Sun Life Financial
UnitedHealthcare
Location
Encino Dental Studio
16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1126
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-306-5743
Fax: 818-501-0583
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818-306-5743