Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Sam Markzar, Los Angeles periodontist, offers his patients bone grafts to help improve the chances of successfully placing dental implants. Bone grafts are used to help enhance the bone density at the site of the implant, providing a more stable base for implant.
Dr. Markzar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, has placed thousands of bone grafts. This procedure is often necessary when patients need a dental implant placed in order to restore a tooth lost due to periodontal disease. With progressive periodontal disease, patients often lose bone mass in the jaw, making a bone graft necessary if an implant is used to restore lost teeth.
The process for placing a bone graft is complex, but worthwhile when the jaw bone has been compromised in the area where the implant will be placed. Dr. Markzar may harvest a small piece of bone from another part of your jaw. However, in some cases, substitutes to natural bone may be used. No matter which material is used, the intention is to facilitate bone growth and increase support at the site of the implant.
The next step is to place the bone graft. This is an outpatient procedure that can usually be performed in just one office visit. Dr. Markzar, Los Angeles periodontist, will schedule routine office visits in order to check the site of the graft to ensure proper healing.
Finally, when the bone graft has completely healed and there is adequate bone growth, Dr. Markzar will place the dental implant. The implant is a titanium rod shaped similarly to a tooth root used to simulate natural tooth root. After careful insertion of the bio-compatible rod into the jaw bone, the appliance is protected with sutures to ensure proper healing. After the dental implant has fused with the patient's jaw bone, Dr. Markzar will restore the synthetic tooth root with a dental crown, completing the process of tooth replacement.
About Dr. Markzar, Expert in Dental Implants Los Angeles
Dr. Markzar is an exceptionally skilled and gifted Los Angeles dental implants dentist. After graduating from USC with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Oral Medicine, Dr. Markzar then completed postgraduate work in Advanced Periodontology, Oral Implantology, and Surgery. Dr. Markzar has also served as the Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Advanced Periodontology and Implantology at USC for 13 years.
Contact Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants to schedule a consultation for dental implants, or for any periodontal related issue. Dr. Markzar is currently accepting new patients and welcomes returning patients as well.
CONTACT: Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants Dr. Sam Markzar, DDS 8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #819 Los Angeles, CA 90211 Phone: (310) 775-2100 Website: http://www.drmarkzar.com
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