Dental Implants

Are you ready to smile?

4M Dental Implant Center
offers FREE dental implant consultations.

Long Beach
855.999.6088

Newport Beach
949.646.2420

Anaheim Hills
714.974.5223

Dental Implants

Are you ready
to smile?

4M Dental Implant Center
offers FREE dental implant consultations.

Long Beach
855.999.6088

Newport Beach
949.646.2420

Anaheim Hills 714.974.5223

What is a
dental implant?

A brief history

There is proof that for centuries people have been using fake teeth. False teeth were made from bamboo pegs, copper and iron screws, animal bones, and seashells.

In 1886 platinum was used in conjunction with a porcelain crown, but failed. As with all the earlier attempts, the key factor missing was that the implant couldn’t fuse to the bone, a process called osseointegration.

In 1952, it was discovered bone could grow and fuse to titanium, and in 1965 the first titanium dental implant was placed into a person. Since this first titanium dental implant, dentists have refined and vastly improved the procedure.

single dental implant illustration

The parts that make up a
dental implant

There are 3 primary parts that make up a dental implant.

  1. TITANIUM SCREW 
    This screw is the implant, even though the word “implant” is often used to describe all 3 components. 
    The implant goes into your jaw bone, below the gum line and cannot be seen.

  2. ABUTMENT
    The abutment is a connector that connects the implant to the tooth. It’s  attached to the implant above the gum line. Eventually, it will be covered by the crown.

  3. CROWN
    The crown is the “tooth” and attaches to the abutment, covering the abutment.

On a 1 to 10, it was a 200. I am the happiest person. I can’t even explain how I feel, how I eat, how I smile. I just feel so good about myself.

– Glenn, Dental Implant Patient

How do dental implants work?

Unlike traditional treatments of crowns, bridges, root canals and dentures, dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. Nothing looks more natural or lasts longer.

A dental implant takes the place of a missing tooth, restoring function and aesthetics that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth.

The implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. 

An abutment is secured to the implant, and the crown (tooth) is attached to the abutment. 

dental implant tooth illustration

As you heal, a process called “osseointegration” is taking place. This is when the titanium implant and your bone fuse or integrate together. A solid integration is the foundation for your new tooth.

Your implant replaces the missing tooth root. This is a huge benefit to implants over bridges or dentures, for example. Your jaw bone needs the root to remain healthy. The tooth root stimulates your bone to grow, which keeps the structure of your face strong and youthful looking.

If you’ve been without teeth for a while or in dentures, you may have noticed that the shape of your face has changed over time.

WE UNDERSTAND your missing teeth contribute to missing out on the FOODS YOU LOVE, SOCIAL MOMENTS, and inhibit the BASIC HUMAN EXPRESSION OF SMILING

We can help you.

the benefits of dental implants

If you need to replace your teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth. Take a look at the other many benefits.

4M Dental Implant Center Patient

Appearance

The first things people notice are your eyes and your smile. Withholding a smile gives off a negative impression and less than perfect teeth are also often unfairly judged. You can change both of these with dental implants – no other tooth replacement option looks more like natural teeth.

If you’ve been without teeth for a while you’ll have noticed a change in the structure of your face. Maybe a little sunken? A little older? A weaker jawline? This is a result of a lack of tooth roots. A tooth root stimulates your bone encouraging healthy growth.

Dental implants look natural and replace missing teeth roots restoring facial structure and getting bone healthy again for a more youthful appearance.

smiling dental implant patient

Health

The list of health benefits is long. Restoring your ability to chew is not least among them. If you’ve been suffering with painful teeth or no teeth at all, you’re well aware of how limited your food selection has become. Your body needs the many beneficial nutrients found in crunchy, chewy, crisp foods. Digestion is extremely important too. Chewing your food properly helps aid in good digestion.

Dental implants aren’t a procedure just done to your mouth – they’re a procedure for your whole body.

4M Dental Implant Center Patient

Confidence

Smile big and wide, laugh out loud with no concern about showing a missing tooth, unattractive teeth, or a denture that slips out of place. No more passing on social engagements, selfies, family photos. You can finally stop hiding from behind your hand.

Have less than perfect teeth kept you from getting a promotion or a date? When you don’t have to feel embarrassed about your smile, your confidence will soar.

With dental implants you’ll be noticed and remembered for your smile in the way that you want to be.

Smiling dental implant patient

convenience

Dental implants are permanent. Unlike with dentures which need to be removed daily to clean, implants remain in your mouth. Caring for them is just like caring for natural teeth: brush, floss, and /or use a waterpick.

Gone are the days of cavities and root canals.

You never have to worry about them slipping or sliding out of place at an inopportune moment. And no messy glues are needed.

No other tooth replacement option is more like real teeth than dental implants.

are dental implants safe?

Experienced 4M Dental Implant Center Doctors

(L-R) Dr. Ben Javid, Dr. Athena Goodarzi, Dr. Samira Houshiar and Dr. Sean Mohtashami

Yes.

When performed by a trained and experienced professional, dental implants are considered a safe and predictable dental procedure.

Once you’ve decided to get dental implants, the next most important decision is, “Who is going to perform the procedure?”

Dr. Sean Mohtashami and Dr. Ben Javid and the rest of the 4M team is the answer.

Combined, our doctors have been placing implants for over 50 years, and with thousands of implants placed their position as top dental implant dentists is widely recognized.

4M Institute is a post-graduate training facility where dentists from around the world come to learn the All-on-4® Dental Implant Treatment Solution. Dr. Sean is the founder and educator and Dr. Ben is a prosthodontist and lead educator.

free dental implant consultations!

Taking the first step is as easy as making an appointment!

At your FREE consultation, you’ll have an exam and X-rays taken. You’ll meet your implant doctor and the two of you will discuss your dental goals. The doctor will determine, from the exam and X-rays, what exactly is going on and offer treatment options and answer all questions until you’re satisfied you understand everything.

During this visit you will meet with a Care Coordinator and will further discuss treatment options and cost.

You will leave the office this day knowing exactly what needs to be done and exactly what it will cost – from the first impression we take to your final set of teeth.

We have three convenient locations!

Long Beach 855.999.6088
Newport Beach 949.646.2420
Anaheim Hills 714.974.5223

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Dr. Ben of 4M Dental Implant Center with assistant and patient