Dental Implants: When Do I Need Them?

As humans, our teeth are designed to last a lifetime; however, sometimes our teeth don’t last our entire lives. Sometimes our teeth go missing, and when they do, it’s essential to replace them. Sure, dental implants will improve our smile, but they also improve our overall oral health. Not only do we lose chewing ability when teeth are lost, but not replacing teeth can damage other teeth. When gaps exist within our jaw, healthy teeth can become lost, broken, or crowded, creating subsequent problems.

Additionally, unfortunate facial appearance consequences are apparent. When we have missing teeth, our confidence also dips. Patients with missing teeth in Tarzana should always consider dental implants as the first option to replace missing teeth.


Dentists have been replacing lost teeth with dental implants for more than 45 years. Dental implants are the ideal treatment choice for patients with missing teeth. Treatment results are known to be more dependable than bridgework, crowns, dentures, and root canals. The ABOI/ID is a certification agency that exists independently to serve and protect members of the public who want dental implant care. The designation signifies dentists who have met the highest requirements to practice dental implants. There are educational and experimental requirements for administering dental implants treatment. Dentists with the ABOI/ID certification demonstrate an in-depth level of knowledge of dental implants. Since 1969, fewer than 450 U.S. dentists have passed this laborious board Certification process. Trusted Tarzana dentist Dr. Kanani is one of them. Dr. Kanani is so determined to fix his patients’ missing teeth that he came up with the flap-less, painless, drill-less dental implants method.


Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. Dr. Kanani places the implants into the jawbone to bond with the titanium, which creates a strong foundation for false teeth. After that, “abutments” go on the implants, which protrude through the gums. These abutments provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants can replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Additionally, dental implants help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth are missing.

Though they are high-tech in nature, dental implants are more conservative than traditional bridgework. Dental implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Alternatively, bridges require the adjacent teeth to be ground down to small nubs.


Dental implants look and feel so natural that you may forget the implant isn’t real. Additionally, dental implants will boost your confidence. Your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, personally and professionally. Do you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth? Do your dentures not feel so secure? Perhaps you have difficulty chewing? If you are missing one or more teeth and want your smile back, Dr. Kanani can help. Dr. Kanani’s non-invasive dental implants method can help you speak and eat again with comfort and confidence. Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel like your teeth! As long as you properly take care of your teeth, implants can last for a lifetime.


Dental implants come with a variety of benefits.

– They can replace one or more teeth without affecting surrounding teeth

– Dental implants can support a bridge or individual teeth and eliminate the need for a partial denture

– Additionally, dental implants provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable

– Dental implants can replace all teeth

What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a bridge?

Dental implants are proven to be a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. A dental implant is a most natural, cost-effective, and least invasive way to replace missing teeth. Read on for how dental implants are better than a dental bridge in many cases.

– Dental implants look and feel like your teeth. Because the implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession. It’s much easier for gum recession and bone loss to accompany bridgework and dentures.

– The quality of your adjacent teeth will not be affected by dental implants. More of your natural teeth are left untouched, which is a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

– Dental implants will give you a confidence boost when you can speak and eat with comfort and confidence. Additionally, dental implants are secure and don’t click or wobble like dentures.

Also, unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about replacing your dental implants.

– Lastly, the success rate of dental implants is highly dependable. Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement. While you’ll have to replace a bridge or partial denture many times in your life, dental implants last a lifetime.


Dr. Kanani has discovered a way to condense the outer bone into a thicker wall, creating more support for the implant. Once Dr. Kanani forms a gap, he places the implant into the newly made hole in the jaw and sutures it closed. The patient then recovers for approximately four to five months. Does four to five months sound too long? Compare that to the year-and-a-half that it could take to recover from traditional dental implant surgery.


Dr. Kanani is one of the most trusted dentists in the Valley. Working out of his Woodland Hills-based office, Dr. Kanani has been helping dental patients since 2001. Dr. Kanani developed his flap-less, drill-less, and painless bone extension technique with his patients in mind. He knew that traditional forms of dental implant surgery were becoming increasingly difficult for patients to endure. Dr. Kanani’s method gives patients back the smiles they deserve. However, it’s less painful, less time-consuming, and more cost-effective. That way, you can spend more time smiling and less time grimacing from the pain.

Call Dr. Kanani today if you’re looking for a dental implant surgery technique that is:

  • non-invasive
  • more cost-effective
  • less time-consuming
  • also, leads to faster recovery times

Free consultations are available from Dr. Kanani. Call (818) 999-4445 to schedule your appointment today. Your big, bright smile is waiting for you.

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