With countless patients now smiling and speaking with confidence, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for providing among the best Beverly Hills dental implants in the industry.
Although patients who are missing teeth commonly feel self-conscious about the appearance of their mouth, tooth loss is not solely a cosmetic issue. If left untreated, missing teeth can cause expensive and irreversible damage—including bone loss, periodontal disease and receding gums.
To prevent these complications and restore an enhanced cosmetic appearance, many patients choose to undergo dental implant surgery, which allows them to achieve a beautiful smile, improved self-esteem and optimal functionality. In addition, when dental implants are placed by an expert oral surgeon, they are incredibly durable and can last a lifetime.
With years of experience and exceptional technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi in Los Angeles, is skilled at addressing the full scope of issues related to missing teeth and preventing long-term complications. Having helped countless patients achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile and reclaim their oral health, Dr. Mizrahi is recognized for delivering among the best Beverly Hills dental implants available.
An Overview of Beverly Hills Dental Implants
Dental implant surgery is comprised of two stages and involves both your oral surgeon—Dr. Mizrahi—and your restorative dentist.
Choosing your implant surgeon is the most important decision you will make on your journey to restoring a full set of functioning teeth. While the teeth that will eventually crown your implants are the visible end of the process, it is the quality of the implants and the skill of the implant surgeon that will determine the success of the surgery.
Providing outstanding service to her for dental implants patients is the standard by which Dr. Mizrahi measures her work. Knowing the implants are the most crucial phase of the restoration procedure, she is meticulous in her preparations and placement methods. Placing dental implants into the living tissue of the bone requires an intimate knowledge of the nerves and blood vessels that interact with bone as well as the impact dental implants will have on the patient’s sinuses.
During the first stage of the procedure, our Beverly Hills dental implant surgeon, Dr. Mizrahi, will place thin titanium posts along the jawline where the teeth are missing. These metal posts are the actual dental implants. Acting as root substitutes, they will bond to the bone to become a permanent part of the mouth—thus creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. For those patients who have allergies or autoimmune diseases can also have the option of zirconia dental implants.
Placing the implants may take several sessions depending on how many are needed. During surgery you will be made comfortable through anesthesia which you and Dr. Mizrahi will have discussed during your pre-surgery consultation. Choosing the best anesthesia and possibly intravenous sedation if needed will make the surgery short and pleasant.
During the healing period you will not be without teeth. Partial or full dentures will be made before removal of any existing teeth. These dentures will be worn over the implants while they heal so you can eat and socialize as usual. At our Beverly Hills clinic, dental implants are not placed until Dr. Mizrahi is confident that they are fully healed. Wearing the dentures may be inconvenient but prematurely continuing to the second phase of restoration could lead to complications.
After a period of approximately three to six months, the metal anchors will have successfully bonded to the bone and the second stage of dental implant surgery will begin. At this point, your restorative dentist will fit, create and place the artificial teeth, and your beautiful and functional new smile will be a reality.
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Placing Prosthetic Implant Abutments
Abutments are extensions of the implants that provide a base for the artificial teeth. When implants are first placed there is a choice to be made. Either attach the abutment at that time or wait until the implants are fully healed and ready for the permanent teeth.
If the abutments are attached at the time of surgery, they will be visible during the several months that healing takes place. If they will be attached when ready for permanent teeth, a minor dental procedure will be needed to open the gum and attach the abutment. This procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia and there will be a two week healing period necessary before the permanent teeth can be attached.
This is a personal choice and either way Dr. Mizrahi ensures that her patients receive among the finest and most stable dental implants Los Angeles can provide.
Preparing the Mouth for Dental Implants
In some cases, patients may require additional procedures to prepare the mouth for dental implants, such as initial extractions, bone grafting or a sinus lift. Dr. Mizrahi will advise you on additional surgeries during your consultation, and ensure you receive the comprehensive care necessary for an optimal surgical outcome.
These additional procedures will add months to the overall time frame necessary to achieve a successful dental implant outcome. While it can be frustrating to have to wait for healing to occur, failing to fully prepare for dental implants can create unnecessary complications. Dr. Mizrahi is a perfectionist in her work and as a result is praised by her peers and patients as one of the top dental implant surgeons Beverly Hills has to offer. There are no shortcuts taken and the result is world class dental implants that provide decades of service to her patients.
With countless patients smiling and speaking with confidence, Dr. Mizrahi has cultivated a reputation for giving her patients among the best results in dental implants Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer.
What is Bone Grafting?
During the initial consultation with Dr. Mizrahi, some patients may discover that they need an additional procedure, called bone grafting, to prepare their mouth for dental implant surgery.
A bone grafting procedure may be required if the patient has experienced significant bone loss due to missing teeth, gum disease or injuries. When this occurs, the patient lacks the bone structure necessary to ensure dental implants stay in place over an extended period of time. In these cases, bone grafting is an advanced, effective and safe way to promote healthy bone growth and create a strong foundation for the placement of dental implants.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Committed to delivering the highest level of patient care, Dr. Mizrahi carefully considers several factors before determining whether a patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants.
To begin, the patient should possess healthy gums and sufficient bone structure to support the implants. If the individual is lacking in one of these areas, Dr. Mizrahi will address that issue first, before proceeding with dental surgery. In addition, heavy smokers, patients with uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease, or patients with a history of radiation therapy to the head or neck area will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine if dental implant surgery is appropriate. However, the only way to know with certainty if you are a candidate to become a Los Angeles dental implants patient, is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mizrahi. During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly review your health history and perform a full oral examination to definitively determine your candidacy.
Meet Dr. Parvaz Mizrahi
As a graduate of the esteemed UCLA School of Dentistry, award-winning, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Parvaz Mizrahi practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery in her state-of-the-art Beverly Hills office. With her extensive training and unmatched surgical skills, she is fully qualified to treat virtually any disease, injury or defect of the mouth, face and jaw.
Distinguished by her caring demeanor and gentle touch, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for her ability to put patients at ease and deliver among the safest and most comfortable oral surgery available. With years of experience, countless awards and unparalleled technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation as one of the top dental surgeons in Beverly Hills, CA.Meet Dr. Mizrahi
"My (front) tooth implant process with Dr. Mizrahi was so great, I would absolutely recommend her and the team to anyone! I was very scared about getting my implant (and so had delayed it for years and years...), but Dr. Mizrahi and her team were so personable and caring that the process was seamless. It took three visits (pre-implant, implant, check-up). All information was conveyed to me extremely clearly, the implant process was very swift (and painless), and I truly couldn't be happier with the final result. I'd also like to mention that the nurses, and receptionist, were fantastic also. Thank you so much!" -A.H.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants:
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Average cost in Los Angeles is in the range of $3,000 per tooth.
Can My Child Get Dental Implants?
Children cannot get dental implants. An implant is placed directly in the jawbone, and as the jawbone changes as it grows, having an implant—which is a restorative procedure—may prevent the jawbone from growing or result in natural teeth growing into the wrong position. Typically, because girls develop more quickly than boys, they may be considered for implants after the ag of 15. Boys may have to wait until the age of 17. There are, of course, exceptions, depending on the rate of development of the individual child.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
Caring for dental implants is the same as caring for natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular professional cleanings and checkups.
What if I Don’t Restore the Tooth?
The primary purpose for getting dental implants is to replace missing teeth. For many patients, this is a cosmetic issue, and they want to avoid the embarrassment of an unattractive smile. They may also find that their speech or ability to chew certain foods is impeded. While these are certainly important issues to consider, even more important is the type of actual damage missing teeth can cause, most of which is irreversible if allowed to go on too long without treatment. This can include:
- Bone loss: The implant and the post act like the roots of natural teeth. The bone needs to be stimulated to remain healthy, and this stimulation does not occur if there is no tooth and, consequently, no chewing in the area.
- Periodontal disease: This is the result of a bacterial infection of the gums. As it becomes more severe, it can cause the gums to recede or pull away from the teeth, which can cause a loosening of remaining teeth, as well as bone loss.
How Does the Long-Term Value of Implants Compare with Other Treatment Options?
There are two ways to consider “value.” One is, of course, strictly cost. The other encompasses self-confidence and quality of life. The treatment alternative to dental implants is dentures. The difference in cost is related to several factors:
- They require a completely different level of expertise on the part of the dentist.
- Dental implants require surgery.
- There are more “parts” to the entire device, and the parts are more expensive.
Yet, when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime, whereas dentures, because they are more fragile, will have to be replaced, not to mention less comfortable. As for quality of life, they perform and feel like natural teeth:
- They do not slip.
- There is no large piece of uncomfortable, “alien” plastic holding the teeth in place.
- You can eat all the foods you love without worry.
- You do not have to remove them for cleaning – simply brush and floss as you do with natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Removable Like Dentures or Do They Stay in Your Mouth?
They are not removable and stay in your mouth. They look and function just like natural teeth.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are missing teeth and you are considering dental implants in Beverly Hills, your first step will be to meet with Dr. Mizrahi for a private consultation.
During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly examine your mouth and medical history to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. From there, she will compose a comprehensive surgical plan to prepare the mouth for the placement of artificial teeth.
Deeply understanding of the anxiety patients feel when undergoing an oral surgery procedure, Dr. Mizrahi's caring demeanor and extensive knowledge will immediately put you at ease. Celebrated for providing among the highest level of patient care, Dr. Mizrahi is committed to your comfort throughout treatment—from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Renowned for providing safe, comfortable and advanced oral surgery, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering some of the best Los Angeles dental implants.