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Dental Implants

Missing a tooth? Dental implants are the best, top-of-the-line treatment to replace a tooth. Dental implants are functional and reliable and look completely natural. Dr. Bijan Afar and the team at Mid-Wilshire Dental Care are passionate about restoring smiles!

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What are Dental Implants?

Dr. Bijan Afar has over 30 years of experience with dental implantology and is committed to providing the community with top-notch dental implants at affordable prices.

Dental implants are the most advanced dental treatment for restoring a missing tooth or teeth. The team at Mid-Wilshire Dental Care is highly trained and skilled with the latest technologies, ensuring that your dental implant procedure will be efficient, painless, and long-lasting. Dr. Bijan Afar has been practicing dentistry for over 29 years, and although he is proficient in all forms of dentistry, he is an expert in dental implantology. If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Bijan Afar will give you a thorough exam, provide you with your full treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. Once your dental implant has been scheduled, you will return to have your implant placed.

During the procedure, a titanium screw is placed into your jawbone. This screw will be secured to your jaw, making it as strong as a natural tooth. Then, a healing cap will be attached to the screw to make sure that your mouth heals quickly and properly. Complete healing can take anywhere from 3-9 months. Once your jaw is fully healed, you will return to have a dental crown placed. Dental crowns are created in a lab to match the bite and color of your teeth perfectly. At this point, your smile will be like new. Your new smile will function just as your natural teeth - eat, brush, and floss as usual! If you are currently missing a tooth or using a bridge or dentures, you may be a candidate for a dental implant. Call us today at (323) 931-2000 or click the 'appointments' button below so that Dr. Bijan Afar can see if a dental implant is right for you.

Restoring your smile with a dental implant will help both with the aesthetics of your smile and also with your oral and overall health. Give us a call for an implant consultation today!

What To Expect With Your Dental Implants

Typically, dental implants take several visits to complete and require some healing time as well. The steps involved are:

    Bone Grafting: If a bone graft is necessary, it will be placed during the first surgical appointment and then allowed to heal.
    Set Sprue: After the bone graft is healed, a hole is drilled into the bone, and the implant is screwed into place.
    Gum Healing: 3 to 6 months is the time needed for the gums to heal over the implant and the bone support to re-form and stabilize.
    Set Abutment: After the bone is fully healed, the end of the implant is exposed, and an abutment is placed on top of it.
    Crown Implant: A permanent crown is cemented to the abutment and checked for bite and function.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment Today!

Our dental team can help you with any dental health needs, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.