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TARZANA, CA, July 04, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tarzana dentist, Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami, is now offering dental implants to replace missing teeth. Tooth loss is common, especially with age. Teeth can become irreparably damaged over time as a result of decay, bruxism or dental trauma and may need to be extracted. Gum disease is also a major cause of tooth loss. The American Dental Association considers dental implants to be the gold standard in tooth replacement.
Implants are special restorations that are secured in the jawbone much like a tooth is anchored by its root. They are extremely similar to natural teeth and look and feel just like the real thing. Implants have many benefits for patients who are missing teeth, including:
• Less risk to nearby teeth
• Less bone loss associated with tooth loss
• Require no alterations to the natural teeth for support
• More comfortable eating and speaking
• Long-lasting results
Dr. Shahkarami, Tarzana dentist, may recommend dental implants for patients who have lost one or more teeth and who have good general and dental health. The process can take several months from start to finish. Initially, the treatment area is numbed, and once a small incision is made in the gum tissue, the implant can be implanted into the jawbone.
The incision is then closed so that the bone can heal around the new implant. The next phase of treatment begins once the bone and implant have fused. At this point, a special abutment is attached to the implant so that a porcelain crown can be used to replace the lost tooth. Implants can also be used with dental bridges or dentures for patients who are missing multiple teeth.
About Dr. Shahkarami
A 2003 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Shahkarami is committed to her patients and uses the most advanced techniques, tools and materials. "I know that pain-free, aesthetically satisfying, contemporary treatment improves the quality of life for my patients," she said. Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami offers complete dental care, including endodontics, periodontics, dental veneers, sleep apnea treatments, Invisalign and smile makeovers.
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