LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental implants are considered the standard of care for patients who have suffered tooth loss. Dental implants restore not only the missing tooth but also the root, a design that preserves jawbone density and dental health. Dr. Bijan Afar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, offers extensive experience and expertise to those patients who are seeking dental implants.
Dr. Afar is a skilled expert for dental implant in Los Angeles. Patients with advanced periodontal disease, severe decay or those who have suffered dental trauma can all benefit from his expertise in the field of dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium screw that fits into the socket of the missing tooth, and its biocompatible material fuses with the bone as it heals. Once the area has healed, an abutment will be placed for the addition of the prosthetic tooth, or porcelain crown.
Dental implants have a more than 90 percent 15-year success rate. Many people are candidates for the procedure, including those whose jaws have reached their full adult size, those who have lost a tooth or several teeth and those who prefer a long-lasting, highly durable restoration. Most patients who are eligible for oral surgery are also candidates for dental implants. Los Angeles dental implant expert, Dr. Afar, can help patients learn more about their tooth replacement options and determine their candidacy for dental implants. Patients who are not candidates for dental implants but are missing teeth may benefit from dental bridges or dentures instead, both of which can be effective tooth-replacement options.
About Bijan Afar, DDS, Expert in Dental Implants Los Angeles
Dr. Bijan Afar received a degree in microbiology from UCLA and completed his DDS at UCLA's School of Dentistry. He was a Regent's scholarship nominee and received both the Hortense Fishbaugh Scholarship and the California State Fellowship. He also received the coveted Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the NIH, which allowed him to continue his studies in the fields of implant dentistry and periodontics at the University of Washington at Seattle.
Westside Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Bijan Afar, DDS
6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1508
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 443-4444
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