Westlake Village Dentist, Dr. Shindler, Offers Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

December 04, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Westlake Village, CA December 4, 2012 - Dr. Philip Shindler DDS, Westlake Village cosmetic dentist, offers dental implants for patients who are looking for a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants are metal rods that serve as artificial tooth roots that are implanted directly into the jaw bone, providing a permanent base for a porcelain crown, or artificial tooth.

The process for placing dental implants begins with a consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village dental implants specialist, examines the patient's teeth and takes images of the jaw bone. Working with a highly skilled periodontist or oral surgeon, Dr. Shindler will develop a treatment plan for the placement of dental implants. Once the implant is placed in the jaw, the bone must be allowed to heal around the implant, forming a solid bond. This process is called osseointegration. After two to six months, the implant can be topped with a crown, completing the process.

Dental implants offer several advantages over bridges or dentures. Implants are typically not removable, so they can be cared for just like a natural tooth. In addition, the implants form a permanent bond with the jaw bone, so the patient can eat their regular diet without fearing that the implant will slip or become dislodged. Implants will not affect the speech, and they are very durable. When cared for correctly, a dental implant can last a lifetime and the crown on top of the implant can last as long as 20 years.

In addition to dental implants, Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village porcelain crowns expert, also offers other cosmetic and general dental services at his Westlake office. He fits patients for porcelain veneers, Invisalign aligners, performs teeth whitening, performs root canal treatments, places inlays and onlays, and performs regular dental cleanings and exams, among other services.

About Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village Invisalign Provider

Dr. Shindler graduated from the dental school at WITS University in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been practicing dentistry in the Westlake area since 1987. In addition to specializing in Invisalign aligners and placing dental implants, he has also received additional training in the restoration of dental implants.

Visit Dr. Shindler's office at 960 S Westlake Blvd. #201 in Westlake Village, CA 91361 or call (805) 409-2970 for more information. You can also visit www.philipshindlerdds.com.