Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tooth loss affects the majority of adults by the time they reach 35. Tooth loss is commonly considered a cosmetic problem, but it can have far-reaching consequences on a person's dental health. Dental implants are a healthy, effective, durable option for replacing lost teeth. Dr. Bijan Afar, Los Angeles dental implants expert, offers various types of dental implants.
The loss of a tooth sets off a chain reaction inside the mouth. Other teeth begin to shift to close the gap, and the jawbone decreases in density when it is no longer stimulated by bite forces. The remaining teeth may become more susceptible to tooth decay, and gum disease can also occur, particularly as teeth become more difficult to clean. Los Angeles dental implants dentist, Dr. Afar, often recommends dental implants to maintain the function of the smile and preserve dental health, and also offers soft tissue graft and bone graft to restore lost gum tissue and bone.
Most people who are missing teeth are candidates for dental implants. Implants require a minor dental surgery for placement, and they fuse to the jawbone during the healing period. This creates a sturdier foundation for the restoration. It also creates a restoration that can last for many years, unlike other tooth replacement options which require regular replacement or adjustment. Once the dental implant has healed, it can be used to support a porcelain crown, dental bridge or dentures. The restored teeth can then be used just like natural teeth, and they are easy to maintain, requiring only good dental hygiene and routine dental care. Dr. Afar also offers crown lengthening procedure.
About Dr. Afar
Dr. Bijan Afar is a skilled Los Angeles dental implants expert. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in microbiology and later attended UCLA's School of Dentistry where he earned a degree in oral biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was awarded with the Hortense Fishbaugh Fellowship, the California State Fellowship and an Oral Biology Graduate Fellowship. He also received the Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the National Institute of Health, which awards these fellowships only to the top 5 percent of graduating students in the U.S. This fellowship allowed him to continue his research and obtain a specialty degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Source:Westside Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry