Dr. Karla F. Solis is a native of California, where she grew up in Pasadena. She received her Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from University of Southern California. She then received her Doctorate from UCLA School of Dentistry. She is currently a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and Holistic Dental Association.
Dr. Solis has been practicing the art and science of dentistry since 2007. She is dedicated to advanced postdoctoral studies and provides her patients with a gentle, caring, and comprehensive approach to oral health. She believes there is more to dentistry than just teeth, and has a passion for an integrative approach. When not caring for patients, Dr. Solis enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves hiking, yoga, and doing just about anything fun and light-hearted.
Dental Implants :
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are root replacements for missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Bone forms a natural mechanical bond with the dental implants. Dental implants provide a base for Dr. Solis to build your replacement tooth or teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Did you know that oral health is a major factor of good general health?¹ Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants and implant crowns should allow you to live your life as if you had never suffered from missing teeth. When your dental implant treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having missing teeth can sometimes cause.
Dental implants with implant crowns will help minimize the amount of bone that will be lost in the areas of missing teeth. Preserving oral bone may help maintain your remaining natural teeth and natural facial contours. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants may also reduce your risk of having poorer nutritional habits often found in patients who do not replace missing teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Improve My Health?
People with missing teeth or non-implant-supported options have problems eating certain foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits, which can compromise their nutrition. Denture-wearing patients often lose some of their ability to taste foods. In addition, chewing can be difficult and painful so digestion is often compromised. Because dental implants function more like teeth, these offer the benefit of better health due to improved nutrition and taste, as well as proper digestion.
Are Dental Implants Difficult To Take Care Of?
Dental implants are designed to be a long lasting solution for tooth loss and are cared for with brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. Caring for non-implant tooth replacements can be much less convenient compared to dental implant-supported teeth.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
Although dental implants may sometimes have a higher initial cost, when all the ongoing expenses of other treatment options are added up, most people would agree that dental implants are more than worth it!
When you contrast the time investment that dental implant therapy requires versus the repeated office visits required for adjustments, special cleanings and replacements for partials, bridges and dentures, it is easy to imagine how much better life can be with dental implants.