LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental implants are an extremely reliable, long-term option for tooth replacement. They offer a healthier alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are versatile enough that they can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. Dr. Bijan Afar, skilled dentist in Los Angeles, offers consultations for dental implant treatments.
Most people who are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery will also be candidates for implants. Implants are placed during a simple surgical procedure and can fit right into the socket of the missing tooth. Once implanted, the bone begins to develop around the titanium implant, which is highly compatible with human tissue, and the implant becomes a replacement for the missing tooth's root. Once it fuses properly with bone tissue, Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Poneh Ghasri can place a porcelain crown to help restore the crown of the lost tooth. The result is a prosthetic replacement that looks, functions and feels just like a natural tooth. A single dental implant can be used to support a lost tooth while multiple implants can be used to support dental bridges or dentures for a strong, stable restoration.
Implants can preserve jawbone tissue and decrease many of the dental health risks that are associated with tooth loss. They can also help preserve a patient's overall facial appearance. Facial muscles and bone tissue continue to be stimulated, and the risk of premature facial wrinkling is reduced.
About Dr. Afar, Dentist Los Angeles
Dr. Afar is a renowned Los Angeles dentist and a recognized expert in the field of oral implantology. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA's School of Dentistry, Dr. Afar received the elite Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the NIH, which allowed him to continue his education in the fields of periodontology and oral implantology. Today, Dr. Afar is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He works closely with Dr. Ghasri, premier cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, to perform dental implant procedures, smile makeovers and full-mouth reconstructions.
Westside Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Bijan Afar, DDS
6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1508
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 443-4444
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