Santa Monica Dental Implants
by Dr. Nima Mashkouri DMD
With dental implants, patients with tooth loss or missing teeth can once again have fully functional, durable, natural-looking teeth. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury, our team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can provide you with realistic, attractive implants. In addition to restoring jaw and mouth health, dental implants can help bring back your confidence and self-esteem. Your new tooth or teeth will have excellent stability and strength, and will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Not everyone’s mouth is fit for a dental implant. To ensure a successful dental implant, Dr. Mashkouri and his team will thoroughly examine the mouth for the following aspects of a good dental implant candidate:
- Enough bone density in the jawbone to support
- In good general and oral health
- Healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease
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Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants currently offer a handful of benefits!
- Rejuvenates your smile
- Restores full functionality to your teeth
- Improved bite
- Enhances self-esteem
- May last up to a lifetime with proper care
- Aesthetically pleasing
The main benefit of dental implants is their ability to increase your self-esteem, which translates into increased confidence.
“I’m so happy to have found Dr. Mashkouri – he was able to completely transform my mouth using dental implants & teeth whitening and I haven’t felt happier!! A special thanks to he and his wonderful team.” – Kelsey B.Call 310.458.8811 OR CLICK TODAY For An Appointment
Dental Implant Procedure - What to Expect
Placement of a dental implant occurs in a few steps. The first step requires a consultation to consider whether or not your mouth is capable of supporting a dental implant. If you are cleared, then the next step becomes the placement.
Placement begins with a titanium implant that is carefully placed into your gums. After this, it will take several weeks for a process known as Osseo integration for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. Afterwards, you will be scheduled in for the placement of an abutment where a dental crown is placed on top of for a complete, aesthetically pleasing tooth.$99 Full Dental Exam & X-Rays*Cleaning is an additional fee depending on Periodontal diagnosis.
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Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants?
A consultation with a dental implant dentist is the best way to determine this through examination and X-rays. However, please refer above to our section on “Are you a good candidate for dental implants?”
Will I need a ride to and from my appointment?
Yes. Because you will be under anesthesia we strongly recommend a friend or family member assist you to and from your dental implant placement appointment as it takes several hours for the effects from anesthesia to completely wear off.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants should be treated like regular, real teeth. With proper care and maintenance dental implants can last a lifetime.
Is the procedure painful?
No because we use anesthesia during the procedure to ensure no pain in felt. You may experience slight discomfort post-op, but pain medication is typically all that is needed to provide relief.
Are there other ways of replacing missing teeth?
Yes. Dental bridges and dentures are other options to replace teeth. But dental implants are currently the best option because of their durability due to a process known as Osseo integration.
Nima Mashkouri, DMD of Paradise Dental offers dental crowns to residents in Santa Monica and surrounding cities including West Los Angeles, Westside, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Sawtelle, Culver City, & more.
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