Dental Implants

Southern California Family Dentistry

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Dr. Jahangiri is a highly experienced implant dentist who provides full dental implant services in one office. He has been performing implant procedures for almost 20 years and has successfully placed thousands of implants. His skill, meticulous planning and use of advanced 3D

technology enables him to provide safe and minimally invasive treatment.

In the past, people with missing or broken-down teeth had few options for tooth replacement, and traditional types of treatment such as bridges and dentures had many disadvantages. Thanks to modern implant technology, these disadvantages have been eliminated. People needing tooth replacement can have stable new teeth that look, feel and act just like natural teeth. “Implants are an important part of modern

dentistry” says Dr. Jahangiri. “They are functional and long-lasting—with proper care, they can last a lifetime.”

Full Implant Services in One Office

Dr. Jahangiri has the skill and experience necessary to provide all phases of implant

treatment. Should any extractions or bone grafting be needed, he can comfortably take care of these without the need for outside specialists.

Experienced & Knowledgeable Implant Dentists

Dr. Jahangiri is highly trained in all aspects of implant dentistry and has experience with a wide variety of cases. He has been placing implants since 1996 and has provided dental implant treatment to thousands of patients. In recognition of his knowledge and skill in implant treatment, Dr. Jahangiri was awarded an associate fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a prestigious status that is earned through a rigorous examination of theory and practical competence.

Advanced Technology for Precise, Comfortable Treatment

Dr. Jahangiri provides high-tech, precision implant treatment. The practice’s state-of- the-art 3D CT scanner enables him to view the patient’s oral structures in accurate detail, and he meticulously plans out the implant placement using special 3D software. This makes the actual placement procedure straightforward and efficient. For maximum comfort during treatment, Dr. Jahangiri provides IV conscious sedation that puts the patient in a light, sleep-like state. Additionally, he uses special growth proteins extracted from the patient’s own blood to speed up healing and minimize any post-treatment discomfort.

Recommendations for Replacing Missing Teeth with Implants

For a single missing tooth, Dr. Jahangiri recommends a dental implant topped with an aesthetic, porcelain crown. For several adjacent missing teeth, he either uses individual implants or implant-supported bridge.

Replacing a Full Arch of Teeth

To replace a full arch of teeth, Dr. Jahangiri can provide a snap-in denture that is held in place by dental implants. This gives more stability and chewing power than traditional dentures and is the most economical full-arch tooth replacement method using implants. For the greatest    stability and most like function, Dr. Jahangiri recommends fixed-in new teeth supported by four or more dental implants. Any necessary extractions, placement of the implants and placement of beautiful temporary teeth are performed on a single day in one office. This option provides nearly the same chewing power as that of natural teeth and can mean a dramatic improvement in quality of life.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is placed in the jawbone, and a crown, dental bridge or denture is attached.

Dr. Jahangiri can replace several or all missing teeth using individual implants, implant-supported dental bridges or implant-supported dentures.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Implants look, act and feel like natural teeth. People usually do not notice any difference between their implants and their natural teeth.
  • Implants are the strongest and longest-lasting option for tooth replacement.
  • Implants don’t require alteration to the structure of adjacent teeth, as dental bridges do.
  • Implants help preserve the bone in the jaw. They prevent the collapsed, wrinkled look caused by the bone loss that occurs as a result of missing teeth and dentures.

What is the process of dental implants?

The process of dental implants may take up to nine months to complete. The dentist will perform surgery to mainstay the “artificial root” into or on the jawbone. Next, the gum is obtained over the implant, which must remain covered until it melds with the bone. Afterward, the dentist uncovers the implant and attaches an extension to the implant. Finally, the dentist makes an artificial tooth, or crown, that is joined to the implant post.

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