LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dentist Dr. Igal Elyassi, founder of Wilshire Smile Studio in Hollywood, says that most people are not aware that losing a tooth is a much bigger deal than simply the need to look better. Dental implants are the ideal solution.
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"Naturally, since many of our patients are in entertainment, the cosmetic aspect of lost teeth is usually the first concern. Few realize that there can be serious health consequences if they don't replace them soon, since the other teeth shift to fill in any gaps and this results in misalignment of the teeth. That makes it easier for food to get stuck in between crooked teeth and then a sticky film of bacteria develops, which pulls gums away from the teeth. Periodontal disease follows, which eats away at the underlying jaw bone causing other teeth to be lost. But that's not the worst news: the bacteria from gum infection get into the blood and studies have shown they significantly raise the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer."
Fortunately, the L.A. implant dentist specialists at WSS use the very best implants to replace missing teeth and stop this from happening. No one can even tell the difference between these and natural teeth, due to the collaboration of our highly-skilled Los Angeles dentist team and the craftsmanship of the area's best dental laboratory. With proper flossing and brushing, implants can last 10-20 years, compared with a 5-10 years for bridges or partial dentures.
The process takes several months. After initial digital x-rays and 3-D CT scans to create a model of the area that will receive the implant, a rod is inserted and over the next few months bone will form around it. Meanwhile, the dental laboratory prepares a crown to perfectly match the neighboring teeth and is placed on the rod when the area has healed and is then tested for comfortable bite. With a choice of anesthetics, there is no pain in the process.
For more information, go to www.ImplantCenterLosAngeles.com or call 323-DENTIST.
Dr. Igal Elyassi
6200 Wilshrie Blvd. #1609
Los Angeles CA 90048
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SOURCE Wilshire Smile Studio