Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Even one missing tooth can seriously compromise the health and function of a smile. Although several replacement options are available for those who have lost teeth, dental implants are considered the healthiest, most technologically advanced option. Dr. Bijan Afar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, uses the latest technology in dental implants to restore missing teeth.
Dr. Bijan Afar is a skilled specialist for dental implants in Los Angeles and has the experience to restore one tooth or many teeth using dental implants. Over the past several decades, dental implant technology has advanced considerably. Titanium tooth roots are highly biocompatible, which means they can be more easily incorporated into the body. As the jawbone grows around the newly implanted root, it fuses with it, which creates a durable, long-lasting restoration with remarkable aesthetics.
After the dental implant site has healed, the prosthetic tooth can be attached. Today's porcelain crowns look so similar to natural teeth that once they are attached, they are virtually indistinguishable from the other teeth. These prosthetics are created in a dental laboratory and are carefully assessed for aesthetics and fit before being attached to the abutment on the dental implant.
Although most dental implant procedures can take several months to complete due to healing time, Dr. Afar, Los Angeles dental implant dentist, may be able to place them in a single dental visit. This is a highly efficient way to place dental implants and can reduce the need to wait weeks or months to have the final restoration placed.
Not all patients are candidates for dental implants. However, most people, including those with diabetes, high blood pressure or who smoke may be candidates under some circumstances. The 15-year success rate is more than 95 percent, which means that most people with dental implants are still enjoying a bright, healthy, whole smile years later.
About Dr. Afar, Specialist for Dental Implants Los Angeles
Dr. Bijan Afar is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and was among the top 5 percent of graduating students in the country. He received the prestigious Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the NIH, and he continued his studies in the fields of periodontics and implant dentistry. A recognized expert in dental implant in Los Angeles, Dr. Afar is a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow of the American Society of Osseointegration.
CONTACT: Westside Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Dr. Bijan Afar, DDS 6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1508 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone: (310) 443-4444 Website: http://www.oralimplants.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DentalSpecialtyGroup
Source:Westside Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry