Dental Implants Specialist

Dental Care of Beverly Hills

Ken Lalezarian, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Beverly Hills, CA

If severely decayed or missing teeth makes you feel embarrassed, you don’t have to live with an unsightly smile. At Dental Care of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, cosmetic dentist Ken Lalezarian, DMD, and his team use dental implants to replace missing teeth and create the beautiful smile of your dreams. Call Dental Care of Beverly Hills to learn more about dental implants or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are strong synthetic tooth roots made of titanium that support new, prosthetic teeth and to in gaps when you have missing or severely decayed teeth. The prosthetic teeth that are attached to dental implants are custom made to look and feel just like your natural surrounding teeth. Dr. Lalezarian places the implants into your jawbone, where they remain permanently.


What are the benefits of dental implants?

When choosing dental implants to restore your smile, you reap the following aesthetic and oral health benefits:

  • A beautiful smile
  • Improved confidence
  • Better speech
  • Easier chewing
  • Reduced shifting of your natural teeth

Dental implants are strong and can last a lifetime when cared for properly. 


What should I expect during dental implant placement?

Placing dental implants is usually a multiple-step process that takes several months to complete. Dr. Lalezarian first removes severely damaged teeth when necessary. If your jawbone isn't strong enough to support dental implants, he performs bone grafting procedure prior to implant placement.

After bone grafting heals, Dr. Lalezarian places dental implants into your jawbone and allows bone to grow around the implants to secure them in place over the course of a few months.

During the final step, Dr. Lalezarian firmly secures new custom-made prosthetic teeth to the implants where they remain permanently.


Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dr. Lalezarian lets you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants after a thorough dental exam and by reviewing X-rays of your teeth and surrounding bone structure. Implants might be the correct tooth replacement option if you:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Having missing or severely decayed teeth
  • Can’t or don’t want to wear dentures
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Don’t have health conditions that affect healing
  • Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
  • Can commit to several months of treatment and healing

Care for dental implants and artificial teeth the same way you do with your natural surrounding teeth. Brush and floss regularly, see Dr. Lalezarian for routine dental cleanings and exams, and avoid chewing on ice, hard candies, and other hard objects.

Don’t let missing teeth ruin your confidence and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Dental Care of Beverly Hills by phone or online today.