Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Replacing missing teeth can help prevent a number of dental health problems. Several tooth replacement options are available, including dental bridges, dentures and dental implants. Dental implants are generally considered the preferred option since they can help maintain bone mass in the jaw and preserve a natural appearance. Dr. Bijan Afar, Los Angeles dentist, offers dental implants for tooth replacement.
Implants are used with dental crowns, dental bridges or dentures to replace teeth in the most natural way possible. They can look and feel just like a patient's own natural teeth, and because they fuse with the jaw, they are considered a permanent restoration. Dr. Bijan Afar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, implants the titanium root structure into the jawbone where it attaches just as the natural tooth root once did, and the replacement tooth is attached to an abutment once the implant site heals.
Candidates for dental implants should be in good general health. Those with uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes or other health conditions may need to regain control of their conditions before undergoing the implant procedure. In some cases, those who have experienced significant bone or tissue loss may need grafts to ensure optimal success rates.
Implants generally have a 15-year success rate of 98 percent, which means that most people are still using their dental implants 15 years after they received them. Dentures and dental bridges tend to require placement within seven to fifteen years. With more than 50 years of research backing the use of implants, patients can be confident about their choices to have implants placed.
About Dr. Bijan Afar, Dentist Los Angeles
Dr. Bijan Afar, dentist at Mid Wilshire Dental Care, offers a variety of smile solutions at his office. Patients can take advantage of the comprehensive dental services and restore the health, function and beauty of their smiles. Dr. Bijan Afar is a graduate of UCLA, where he received a Bachelor's degree in microbiology and his DDS from the School of Dentistry. A recipient of the National Institute of Health's prestigious Dentist-Scientist Fellowship, Dr. Afar, Los Angeles dentist, continued his research and education in the fields of periodontics and implant dentistry. He is currently a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and a Fellow of the International congress of Oral Implantologists.
CONTACT: Mid-Wilshire Dental Care Dr. Bijan Afar, DDS 6200 Wilshire Blvd. #1508 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone: (323) 931-2000 Website: http://www.midwilshiredentalcare.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Wilshire-Dental-Care/116938631721097
Source: Mid-Wilshire Dental Care