Dental Implants


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Implant-supported dentures are considered a breakthrough in treatment techniques designed to replace missing teeth. As an advanced form of tooth restoration, implant-supported dentures offer patients a way to achieve renewed form and function, free from the constant worry of dentures slipping out or shifting loose. While many patients report that the treatment process involves no more discomfort than most other major dental procedures, understanding what the process entails can help candidates for implant dentures get a better idea of what they can expect. With implant-supported dentures, titanium posts are fused to the jawbone through the gums in the areas of…

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Since the purpose of dental implants is to replace missing teeth with results that are virtually indistinguishable from the look and function of natural teeth, the exact and precise placement of the implants is of utmost importance. A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth root with a customized crown permanently affixed to the top of it. The “root” needs to be placed in a very specific way to yield results that look and feel as if you never had a missing tooth in the first place. Fortunately, our Redondo Beach dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, utilizes a state-of-the-art technology that…

Posted in Dental Implants, News and Information, Technology

You may be surprised to know that the significant progress in dental diagnostic and imaging technology made over the years has resulted in some of the most important advances in the history of modern dentistry – advances that directly benefit patients. The fact is that precision, accuracy, and efficiency in the beginning stages of dental care are critical to ensure you get the best possible treatment and to reduce the risk of complications or unsatisfactory results. Utilizing some of the best available imaging technology here at Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry can go a long way toward achieving that goal.…

Posted in Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, Press Releases

Bone grafting with leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) helps Michael Fulbright, DDS quickly and effectively create a better foundation for dental implant placement. Redondo Beach, CA — Largely due to their long-term durability and natural-looking results, dental implants are one of the most highly sought tooth restorations available, states Dr. Michael Fulbright, a cosmetic and reconstructive dentist in Redondo Beach. Unfortunately, he continues, not every individual seeking this restorative treatment is considered a good candidate. In addition to having reasonably healthy gum tissues as well as no medical conditions that can affect proper healing after surgery, prospective patients must possess enough…

Posted in Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, News and Information

Have you been advised that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants due to insufficient jawbone density? At Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, we may be able to help. Dr. Michael Fulbright, our skilled dentist, offers bone grafting – an advanced technique that can many times be utilized to help improve the structure and stability of the jawbone to the point that dental implants can be placed both safely and effectively. For qualified patients, Dr. Fulbright will place one or more donor bone grafts into targeted areas of bone loss to help promote the growth of new tissues and…

Posted in Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, News and Information

L-PRF stands for leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin, which is an all-natural, biocompatible substance found in our blood that can be separated and condensed into a thin matrix of highly concentrated growth and healing factors. In dentistry, L-PRF can be utilized to promote accelerated bone regeneration and/or strengthen current bone structure during bone grafting and sinus lift procedures, both of which are intended to improve jawbone density for patients who are not initially considered good candidates for dental implants. At our practice, our experienced dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, has found great success with using L-PRF for bone grafting and sinus augmentation. To…