Dental problems happen to everyone, but there is no reason to go through life afraid to smile. A brilliant smile is critical to success and self-confidence. When life throws you a curveball and you need to replace a missing tooth, it’s important to find the best dental implants Beverly Hills has to offer. Dr. Laurence Rifkin has spent years gaining advanced education and helping more than 70,000 patients achieve the cosmetic results they expect. He is simply the best provider of dental implants Beverly Hills patients will find.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are a method of tooth replacement that replace the root of the tooth. This implant provides a strong foundation upon which a replacement tooth will be placed. Special care goes into creation of dental implants, which typically take the form of a small titanium shaft inserted into the underlying jawbone. Dr. Rifkin works meticulously to create a replacement tooth, called a crown, nearly identical to the original which fits over the dental implant. The result is a long lasting, attractive tooth that will leave you delighted with your new look.
DENTAL IMPLANT ADVANTAGES
Dental implants have several advantages over alternative treatments for missing teeth. One of their primary benefits is that they are highly durable. An implant is secured to the underlying jawbone, ensuring a solid anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants are also attractive and nearly invisible, promoting self-esteem and the beauty of your smile. Finally, a dental implant is long lasting. With proper dental care, an implant can last a lifetime.
DENTAL IMPLANT BEFORE & AFTER
IS IT PAINFUL GETTING DENTAL IMPLANT?
No, there is little to no discomfort associated with Dr. Rifkin's dental implant treatment. Dr. Rifkin applies local anesthesia during the procedure to ensure patients’ comfort. Following your appointment, you may feel some mild soreness in your jaw area. This typically diminishes after taking over-the-counter painkillers (e.g., ibuprofen, acetaminophen).
DENTAL IMPLANT OPTIONS: FIND WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU.
Too often, cosmetic dentists take a “one size fits all” approach to dental implants. They find a type of implant the are comfortable using and use it with all of their patients. Dr. Rifkin believes that just as each patient’s teeth are unique, so too should be their treatment plan. He takes the time to discuss treatment options and address patient concerns before crafting the custom dental implant that will work best for you.
One of the most common types of dental implants is an endosteal implant. This type of implant is placed directly into the jawbone, allowing it to be strongly anchored in the mouth. An endosteal implant is typically a small screw or cylinder. A replacement tooth is then placed onto the implant, creating a flawless look with no gaps or irregularities.
Other patients opt for an implant-supported bridge. A traditional fixed dental bridge requires neighboring teeth to anchor the bridge. With an implant-supported bridge, the tooth roots are fully replaced, lending additional strength to the replacement tooth. This is an excellent way to retain as much of the original bone structure as possible. Furthermore, implant-supported bridges are longer lasting than a fixed dental bridge.
HOW CAN I GET THE BEST QUALITY DENTAL IMPLANT?
When it comes to finding the best Beverly Hills dental implants, it is important to consider three aspects of a good cosmetic dentist: experience, artistry, and technical precision. Dr. Rifkin outperforms all others in these areas. First, Dr. Rifkin has been practicing dental medicine for four decades, helping over 70,000 patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Next, as a fine artist, Dr. Rifkin has an eye for facial anatomy and creation of the perfect smile. He uses this artistic approach to create replacement teeth that perfectly match the originals. Finally, Dr. Rifkin uses his keen eye for detail to create and place technically precise dental implants. He is one of the only cosmetic dentists in the area to employ a dental microscope to ensure accurate placement of dental implants.
WHERE WILL MY DENTAL IMPLANT BE MADE?
Many dentists ship dental impressions hundreds of miles away to have a replacement tooth created in an outside laboratory. This results in poor quality control, inefficiency, and the potential to make mistakes.
Beverly Hills Implant Dentist, Dr. Rifkin believes in overseeing every portion of his patients’ care, particularly when it comes to dental implants. As a result, he has created a specialized on-site dental laboratory. This allows him to shift easily from his clinical dental work to creation of customized dental implants. For your dental implant, Dr. Rifkin will work closely with his dental ceramist to create the perfect replacement tooth. Dr. Rifkin prides himself on technical precision and his exquisite color matching abilities. Once your dental implant is complete, it will be impossible to tell which teeth are real and which is the replacement crown.
THE RIFKIN METHOD: A TRANSFORMATIVE DENTAL EXPERIENCE
When getting a dental implant, it is essential to find a cosmetic dentist you fully trust. Dr. Rifkin’s four decades of experience as a cosmetic dentistry specialist make him the most sought-after provider of dental implants Beverly Hills has to offer.
Beverly Hills implant dentist, Dr. Rifkin has spent over 30 years perfecting his unique Rifkin Method of dentistry, a unique, patient-centered approach to dental medicine. Using his knowledge of dental health and facial anatomy, Dr. Rifkin will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Then, he creates a custom dental implant in his own in-house laboratory. Fewer than 1% of dentists have an in-house facility like Dr. Rifkin’s. As a master sculptor himself, Dr. Rifkin collaborates with his dental ceramics specialist to create your custom dental implant to the precise dimensions required. His careful dental work ensures flawless, natural results.
With an eye for facial anatomy, an artist’s sensibility, and an unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, Dr. Rifkin is the premier provider of dental implants. Contact Dr. Laurence Rifkin's office today to set up an appointment to learn more about how dental implants can help you.
DENTAL IMPLANTS PROCEDURE
Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth with a near-identical alternative. Dr. Laurence Rifkin is widely considered the best implant dentist Beverly Hills has to offer. This is because Dr. Rifkin has spent 40 years developing his unique Rifkin Method. The Rifkin Method is an experience that will make you rethink the way you consider dental medicine. When it comes to crafting the perfect dental implant for you, there is no better choice than Dr. Rifkin.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE DENTAL IMPLANTS PROCESS
CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING
The Rifkin Method begins with an individual consultation with Dr. Rifkin. During this consultation, Dr. Rifkin will listen to your concerns and perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth. He will also assess the shape and structure of your lips, mouth, cheekbones, and other facial features. This allows him to make a personalized treatment plan that provides you with the perfect smile to light up your face and transform your appearance.
Treating planning often includes the creation of dental impressions, wax mock-ups, sketches, and digital models of the final result. This allows Dr. Rifkin to work collaboratively with patients to create a smile they’ll love.
CREATION OF THE CUSTOM DENTAL IMPLANT
The Rifkin Method is unlike any other approach. More than 99% of cosmetic dentists outsource the creation of their dental crowns. They send impressions or mock-ups to an outside laboratory, passing materials back and forth until they look correct. Unfortunately, this process is vulnerable to error and inefficiency.
In contrast, Dr. Rifkin is committed to creating the perfect dental crowns for his patients. As a result, he maintains an in-house laboratory that creates dental implants on site. Dr. Rifkin employs a dental ceramics specialist with whom he personally works to craft custom dental implants. An accomplished fine artist, Dr. Rifkin has both the technical precision and the artist’s eye for beauty that sets him apart from his peers. His dental implants work has won awards for its perfection.
DENTAL WORK TO PLACE THE IMPLANT
The process of receiving a dental implant begins with placement of a small titanium post into the bone socket. The jawbone then heals around this implant, creating a secure anchor for the crown. This healing process can take up to 12 weeks, so Dr. Rifkin will create a natural, attractive temporary tooth to hide the imperfection in the meantime. This temporary tooth is of the finest quality available, ensuring that others will not notice your missing tooth. However, it is less durable than the final dental implant.
After the implant has healed, Dr. Rifkin places a small post that will hold the dental crown in place. He uses a microscope assisted approach to affix the dental crown in place. This allows him to tightly control the placement of the crown, make minute adjustments to its location within the mouth, and ensure that your resulting smile is perfect. Dr. Rifkin is one of very few dentists in the country who have been trained to use this dental microscope. This skill makes him one of the best implant dentists.
To learn more about the Rifkin Method of dentistry, contact us today. Our concierge desk will help you plan your visit and attend to your needs.