Dental Implants and Restorations

Dental Implant ModelDr. Ferraro and Dr. Hicklin work alongside a team of implant specialists to provide their patients with dental implant supported restorations. Some patients may be candidates to have dental implants placed in our office by Dr. Hicklin, who gained additional implant training during her residency at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration.

A dental implant acts as an artificial root to support various types of dental restorations including:

  • Single crowns
  • Bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures

After a tooth is lost, the body begins to resorb, or dissolve, the bone at and around the extraction site. This resorption continues as one ages and can affect the shape of the jaws and, thus, the support of the facial tissues. When an implant is placed and restored, studies have shown that bone levels stay relatively stable over many years and facial tissues remain appropriately supported.

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