Dental Implants

Hawthorne, CA

When you need to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the preferred option. They offer a strong, secure, and permanent replacement, and can be used for one tooth or many.

But an implant alone will only replace a tooth’s root. An implant restoration, like a dental crown, can be used to complete your smile. Our Hawthorne, CA, dental team is trained in the various dental implant restoration options that will give you back a beautiful smile.

Why Should I Get An Implant Restoration?

Implant restorations are a necessary part of any dental implant treatment plan. A dental implant actually consists of three separate pieces – the implant itself, an abutment or connector piece, and the implant restoration. The implant is a small metal screw that acts as an artificial tooth root. To restore the tooth completely, you need a restoration like a dental crown, bridge, or set of dentures. Together, your dental implant and your implant restoration will keep you smiling for decades to come.

The Benefits Of Dental Implant Restorations

Versatile Smile Restoration

Implant restorations can be used to replace one tooth with a crown, multiple teeth with a bridge, or a full mouth of teeth with implant-supported dentures. Implant restorations look, feel, and function just like real teeth. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, you may be a good candidate for treatment with dental implants and an implant restoration.

Long-Lasting Results

When you care for them properly, your dental implants and your restorations could last decades. This is much longer than alternatives like dentures and traditional dental bridges, which makes implants a great long-term investment.

Minimal Special Care

If you get a single-tooth restoration with a dental crown, you can just treat it like a normal tooth, and it’s easy to care for implant-supported bridges and dentures, too. This makes your life more convenient.

The Implant Restoration Treatment Process


To begin the process, your dentist will need to place one or more dental implants into your mouth. After this surgery is done, it may take up to six months for your mouth to fully heal.

Follow-Ups & Building The Restoration

After your implants are in place, you’ll come back to our office for a few follow-ups. During this time, your dentist will check your recovery. They will also take impressions and images of your mouth, and use these to begin designing and crafting your final implant restoration.

Final Dental Implant Restoration

Once your mouth is healed, your dentist in Hawthorne, CA will build your permanent implant restoration with the help of a dental lab. When it arrives at our office, you’ll come in for one last appointment. Your dentist will check the restoration to make sure it fits. Then they will bond it to your implant permanently and send you home to enjoy your brand-new smile. 

Single Implant Restoration

For those seeking a reliable and long-lasting solution for replacing a single missing tooth, single dental implants represent the pinnacle of modern restorative dentistry. At our Hawthorne, CA dental practice, we specialize in single dental implant restoration, providing our patients with a secure, durable, and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option.

Understanding Single Dental Implants

A single dental implant consists of a titanium post, an abutment, and a custom-made dental crown. The titanium post acts as a synthetic tooth root, providing a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. This post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it integrates with the bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. This integration not only ensures the stability of the implant but also helps maintain jawbone density and facial structure.

Why Choose A Single Dental Implant?

  • Natural look and feel: Custom-crafted to match your natural teeth, single dental implants offer a seamless blend with your smile.
  • Longevity and durability: With proper care, single dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective solution in the long run.
  • Jawbone preservation: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that often occurs with missing teeth.
  • Improved oral health: Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require altering the adjacent teeth, thereby preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Enhanced functionality: Implants restore the full functionality of a natural tooth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

All-On-4® Dental Implant Restoration

All-On-4 dental implants are a revolutionary way to restore your smile. With this type of restoration, you can replace your upper or lower arch using just four strategically placed dental implants.

The All-On-4® Process

If All-On-4 implants are right for you, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to you. Because implants must be placed in specific spots in order to support the restoration, we may need to extract some healthy teeth to make room. Once your mouth is prepared, we will place the implants under the gums and in the jaw bone. The titanium metal of the implants will fuse with the bone over time, giving us a sturdy base for your restoration. Finally, we will design an arch of custom-made teeth that connect directly to the implants. Your new teeth will look great, feel secure, and function just like natural teeth.

Benefits Of All-On-4® Implants

All-On-4 implants provide a number of benefits to our patients who need to replace missing teeth.

  • Get a permanent implant-supported restoration in as little as a single day
  • Permanent tooth replacement option
  • Healthier mouth and appearance
  • Natural-looking smile


All-On-X dental implants may be the perfect answer for your smile restoration. All-On-X uses dental implants to anchor a full arch of prosthetic teeth on the upper or lower jaw – or both. 

The All-On-X Process

The All-On-X process allows you to bypass the need to add an implant for each prosthetic tooth. Instead, an entire arch of teeth can be placed using a minimal amount of dental implants – typically ranging from four to six. The process begins with a comprehensive dental exam and a personalized treatment plan built for your individual smile. Our team will answer any questions you may have and explain the entire process when you visit for your initial consultation.

Benefits Of All-On-X Dental Implants

Offering a convenient alternative to dealing with high-maintenance removable dentures and messy adhesives, the All-On-X process provides an end result that allows you to eat the foods you love and show your smile proudly. Additional benefits include shorter recovery time compared to individually placed implants, cost-effective treatment, a long-term dental solution, and a comfortable fit for your smile.

The Placement Of Dental Implants

The placement of a dental implant includes an initial consultation, then bone grafting if necessary, followed by the placement of the dental implant, abutment, and crown. The custom-made dental crown that is secured onto the implant is tailored to blend in naturally with your smile. If you are receiving All-On-4 or All-On-X dental implant treatment, the entire arch that will restore your upper or lower set of teeth will be designed to function like a natural set of teeth, allowing you to chew, speak and smile with a new and confident set of teeth. The entire dental implant placement process can take several months from start to finish, and the end result is a long-lasting solution for your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Dental crowns are the most common type of dental implant restoration, and they attach to one implant to restore a single tooth. Implant-supported bridges are also an option. These use two implants to support a row of three or more missing teeth. 

Implant-supported dentures are also an option for some patients. These are full rows of teeth that attach to between four and six implants in the upper, lower, or both arches of your mouth. Depending on the type of denture, they may either be removable, or they may be permanently fixed in place.

Our team specializes in All-On-4 dental implant restorations. With this option, we use four strategically placed dental implants to secure a full arch replacement in either your upper or lower jaw.

The answer is usually “no.” Most dental insurance plans don’t cover any part of dental implant treatment, and this includes restorations. You will likely have to pay out of pocket. However, you can consult with your insurer and your policy information directly to learn more, and see if you can get coverage for your dental implant and/or implant restoration.

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