DENTAL IMPLANTS

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Dental implants are small, independent posts made of titanium that are inserted directly into your jawbone to replace one or more teeth.

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What Is The Treatment Like?

We will insert the posts into your jawbone during the procedure. Once a post fuses with your bone, a crown will be placed on top of it. In other situations, we may use at least two implants to support an implant-retained denture. The procedure to place an implant takes approximately one hour. Healing time typically lasts two to four months, as the post fuses with your jawbone. Once the fusion is complete, a customized crown is fitted and permanently secured to the post for a restored smile.

What Are Their Benefits?

Dental implants help maintain the integrity of your jawbone so that it does not lose density over time. Because your jaw supports your face and surrounding structures, a healthy, sturdy jawbone reduces premature sagging and wrinkling. Replacing your tooth or teeth permanently will also help you bite and chew more comfortably.

Schedule A Dental Implant Treatment Today

At the offices of Shawn Hofkes, DDS, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, brilliant smile. Please call 562-584-4082 today to schedule your dental appointment with us. We welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.