Dental implants: Artistry meets advanced techniques, technologies

Dental implants are widely considered to be the “gold standard” method to replace missing teeth or teeth that cannot be preserved through other means such as root canal therapy or endodontic surgery. However, by partnering with one of the world’s foremost authorities in periodontics and rehabilitative dentistry, Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon, you have access to cutting-edge techniques and technologies that cannot be found elsewhere – near or in Beverly Hills, California, or farther afield. And indeed, our specialty practice Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD welcomes patients from around the globe due to Dr. Ravon’s demonstrated excellence in these and other fields of dentistry. 

The techniques mentioned above and technologies largely support the ultimate in comfort, safety, convenience, and optimal aesthetic and functional outcomes from treatments tailored to your one-of-a-kind characteristics and needs.

Dental implants for lasting health and beautiful smiles

Implants are lauded in dentistry because they are used to “mimic” the design of natural, healthy teeth. The implant, after all, is a cylindrical-shaped post that is precisely positioned in the jaw. Since it is made from a “biocompatible” material, the implant naturally joins the surrounding tissue in the jaw. It effectively becomes a “part” of the jawbone. So, when the replacement tooth is attached, the implant functions like a tooth root to stabilize the crown, bridge, or denture visible above the gum line. Other forms of tooth replacement do not replicate the tooth root. Due to this vital distinction between implant-supported teeth and conventional bridges or dentures, implants promote superior stability, function, comfort, aesthetics, durability, and patient satisfaction. 

Courtesy of Dr. Ravon’s considerable and focused expertise and experience, we can elevate this gold standard process with an array of unique, signature services. These offerings include: 

  • Zirconia implants – Zirconia presents a metal-free alternative to titanium implants. Not only are these implants appropriate for patients with metals sensitivities, but research has demonstrated that they are incredibly strong and designed to withstand extreme, consistent biting and chewing forces. 
  • Immediate implants – Using this approach, Dr. Ravon can place any implant you need immediately after the extraction of irreparably damaged teeth. That presents a convenient and fast alternative to the traditional placement process, which requires a waiting period of around six months for the extraction sites to heal. 
  • Early implants – Patients who are not appropriate candidates for immediate implant placement can still benefit from a convenient and efficient approach. While extractions and implant surgery are a two-stage process, the implants may be placed in around two to 12 weeks instead of waiting for six months. 

Additionally, Dr. Ravon offers attractive alternatives for patients who must have all the teeth in their upper or lower arches replaced: All-on-4 and All-on-6. These systems refer to the number of dental implants placed to retain a denture. As few as four implants may be positioned to support all the teeth in an upper or lower arch. This method minimizes the expense, time, and trauma to the treatment sites associated with the implant denture process. 

Experience these differences for yourself on the journey to completing your stunning, healthy smile. Request an appointment or virtual consult on this website or contact us at (310) 275-5325. We welcome your questions and look forward to meeting you!