Superior Dental Implants | Los Angeles
You may be thinking yourself about getting dental implants, or perhaps your own doctor is referring you to our facility for the procedure. For among the best dental implants Los Angeles has available, the dental team at MD Periodontics routinely provides top quality service and results to our patients.
First Step – Consultation and Examination
Before you start any procedure, you will have a consultation with the doctor. This will include a thorough examination, including digital x-rays and 3D imaging with the iCAT cone beam system.
Use of the iCAT allows three dimensional reconstruction of the jawbone anatomy so that dental implants can be placed in the most accurate and precise manner. It significantly reduces the risk of complications such as sinus perforation and nerve damage. Sometimes the three dimensional images are sent to a lab where a guide will be made. This guide is used to enable the doctor to place your implants with pinpoint precision, including the correct angle of the implant posts.
Accurate, pinpointed placement is very important, not only for the implant itself but also in relation to the jawbone and surrounding teeth. The examination also determines if your bone structure is sufficient to support a dental implant. If it's found that you do not have adequate bone to accept an implant, we can go over your options to remedy that, such as bone grafts to build up more bone.
When you arrive for your implant procedure:
- The site will be numbed.
- The doctor will create a hole surgically in the gums and jawbone where the implant will be placed.
- The implant post is then inserted into the jawbone.
- After the dental implant post is seated in the jawbone, the implant will be temporarily capped off and the gums sutured back in place if necessary so they can heal. In addition, the post will need time to integrate into the bone, called osseointegration. We can fit you with a temporary bridge or denture, or alter the denture you already have so it's comfortable to wear during this period of time.
- Once healing and bone integration is complete, an abutment will be attached to the post. This is the connection piece between the post and the restoration, such as a crown.
- With a zirconia all-ceramic dental implant, the abutment is part of the post, so this step is eliminated. A temporary crown will be placed on the abutment for the healing phase, which will protect it from tongue thrust and to keep food particles out of the implant site. Once healed, the temporary crown will be removed and a permanent crown placed.
- A crown is secured on top of the implant as the final step.
Many dentists refer their patients to us, due to our reputation for delivering the best dental implants Los Angeles has available. We work closely with these referrals and coordinate various procedures. For example, your own dentist may want to provide your permanent crown, in which case we make sure you leave with a temporary crown. Rest assured your smile will look great after your visit the same day.
Recovering from dental implant surgery is usually easier than anticipated. Much depends on how many implants were placed and whether bone grafting or sinus lift procedures are needed to prepare for implants. To ensure his patients receive among the best dental implants Los Angeles can provide, Dr. Moshrefi takes the time needed to secure lifelong service from the implants he has placed.
Recovering from implant surgery depends on the general state of health of the patient, how well he or she heals and whether extractions were necessary. In the case of having one or two implants placed, patients usually return to work the next day. If 12 to 20 implants were placed, a weekend of rest is usually enough to allow a return to work on Monday.
Little to no pain
Patients report that pain is far less than they expected and that over the counter pain medication is enough to keep them comfortable. Patients are given full post-operative instructions covering care of their surgical site, what to eat, how to maintain oral hygiene and other tips to help them recover quickly without complications. These instructions were developed during the course of providing thousands of dental implants in Los Angeles to people of all ages and with very different dental implant needs.
Los Angeles dental implants specialist Dr. Moshrefi has thousands of implant patients who are delighted with the continuing satisfaction they enjoy each day because of the world class dental implant surgery he provides. He credits his success to his meticulous approach to both preparing the site for implant acceptance, and the surgical technique he has perfected over many years of serving his patients.
Am I a candidate for an implant?
Your general health, of course, is a factor regarding whether you are a candidate for dental implants. If you can undergo dental surgery, you will probably qualify. In addition, candidates for dental implants need to have enough bone and healthy gums to have implants. Our consultation and examination will tell us if this is the case.
Quality Dental Implants Los Angeles | Board Certified Periodontists
Dr. Moshrefi and Dr. Daneshmand have been successfully placing implants since 1999, having performed well over 1,000 procedures. They are both board certified, which many specialists are not. Their extensive experience and skills allow them to provide the best dental implants Beverly Hills has available.
We take great care to make sure our patients understand their treatment plan and answer all their questions. Ample pre-planning minimizes procedure time. You will experience a high level of comfort and professionalism when receiving your dental implants in Los Angeles, resulting in a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.