Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Offers Dental Implants To Replace Lost Teeth
Dental implant is the new way to improve the appearance (and other functions) of your teeth due to tooth loss. Most people don’t realize that having a single missing tooth is dangerous. If not replaced, the adjacent teeth will begin to change their position to fill the gap, which causes other teeth to shift and the bite to become severely misaligned. Bone underneath where the teeth used to be will also be lost and might require an expensive bone graft to stabilize the jaw.
Highly-rated downtown Los Angeles dentist Dr. Kourosh Yousefzadeh (Dr. K) has been trained to provide sophisticated, natural-looking dental implants as replacements for teeth that have either fallen out or need to be removed. These are more permanent than a denture or dental bridge.
Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth. Thanks to recent advances, implants are the perfect solution. A pain-free process places a titanium post where the missing tooth’s root was and over several months this will integrate with surrounding bone to act as a solid anchor. The Implant insertion will be provided by the in-house American Board Certified Periodontist. Dr. K will then work with a ceramic master to prepare a dental crown that looks exactly like a healthy version of the tooth it is replacing, matching the shade of the adjacent teeth so that no one will know it is a crown. The implant will not decay and will be stable and strong, so you can chew just as you did before.
If you have lost many teeth and just want a better and more stable denture, we can anchor a denture with implants to make it much stronger, so that it functions like a normal, full set of healthy teeth.
The downtown Los Angeles dentist and implant specialist team at Smile L.A. invites you to have a no-obligation exam to assess your dental health, to help you decide what the best solution will be just for you. Financing available. Call us to set up your free exam +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
Leading Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Provides Periodontal Gum Surgery
“Dr. K” and his team can improve dental health and improve your smile with gentle and comfortable gum surgery.
Often, periodontal or gum disease has advanced so far that having the hygienist scrape off the hardened plaque or doing deep cleaning is not enough and gum surgery will be necessary. If not stopped, the gums become detached from the teeth which will result in tooth loss. The
bacteria of periodontal disease can also significantly raise the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
Gum surgery is performed by our highly-experienced american board certified specialist, periodontist. We will make this process as pain free as possible for our patients with local anesthetics or nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Our periodontist can also perform osseo surgery in cases where the infection of the gums has extended into the jawbone and needs to be cleaned out. If the damage is extensive or gum disease has eaten away too much of the bone, a bone graft can be placed, which will integrate with the jaw and provide support for natural teeth or dental implants.
Our downtown Los Angeles dentist team also provide periodontal gum surgery for a smile line correction, one part of a smile makeover to make your smile more attractive:
★ Receding gums: This popular procedure helps the gum grow back to their proper level with gum grafting so your teeth will not appear too long.
★ Gummy smile: In the opposite case, you may have gums that are naturally excessive or teeth which are short or have eroded, resulting in a “gummy smile.” The gums can be trimmed back to their ideal ratio to the teeth.
★ Crown lengthening: This procedure is needed when there is not enough of the tooth structure available to place a natural-looking artificial crown after the cleaning process, crown lengthening removes a small amount of gum to attach the new crown that will give your smile the proper proportion.
Set an appointment for a comprehensive exam to determine what your dental health and smile makeover needs are: +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
Smile L.A. Downtown Modern Dentistry is located in a beautifully restored historic building near the new Pershing Square, convenient to bus lines and Metro stations (we validate for parking in the building; check directions at www.SmileLA.com).
523 W 6th St Suite 202 Los Angeles, CA 90014
+1 213-DENTIST (336 8478)