Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky
At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, our Oakwood periodontists strive to provide each patient with comprehensive, comfortable and effective care, while using the latest in advanced technology. Utilizing a combination of expert techniques, technology and experience, a periodontist in Oakwood can create solutions to resolving your most complex dental conditions in Oakwood Los Angeles. As the only double dual-board certified periodontal practice near Oakwood, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are committed to providing each patient with the best in periodontal care to deliver life-changing results! As a periodontist in Oakwood is a dental specialist, our Oakwood periodontists are trained in performing oral surgeries related to the teeth and gums, which a general dentist cannot. If you experience issues with your oral health, or complications with your gums and teeth, our Oakwood periodontists look forward to the opportunity to help you smile and live better. Contact us today to schedule your periodontal consultation in Oakwood.
Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth. Teeth may need to be replaced for a number of reasons. In some cases, periodontal disease can spread and worsen in severity, causing teeth to decay and sometimes even fall out. Some patients may sustain trauma to the mouth and supporting structures, causing teeth to break or fall out, and others may never have had their adult teeth emerge. Although there are temporary solutions to creating the appearance of a complete smile, for example patients who choose to wear a flipper, or dentures for patients who are missing the majority of their teeth, dental implants provide a comfortable, permanent, low maintenance, long-term solution to replacing missing or damaged teeth.
The titanium or zirconium implants replace the tooth roots and integrate into the jawbone to become a permanent part of your mouth. With implants patients are able to avoid the maintenance associated with dentures and flippers, including nightly soaks, the unpleasant odors, and the uncomfortable experience if the dentures become loose and slip.The posts become one with your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, and serve as a foundation for a permanent restoration, also known as a fake tooth. This artificial tooth is connected to the implant, and becomes a permanent part of your mouth, that looks, feels and functions just like a real tooth.
The dental implant process is a multi-step process that takes place over the course of a few months, and requires the expertise of a skilled and trained oral surgeon. Because a periodontist in Oakwood is a dental expert who specializes in dental implantology, and understands the complexities of the mouth and the relationship between the teeth, gums and supporting structures, dental implant surgery in Oakwood should only be completed by a periodontist in Oakwood.
Our Oakwood periodontists understand that each patient has a unique set of needs, contributing factors, and budget, and works with each patient to create the right treatment plan based on their needs. During the initial consultation, your Oakwood periodontist will complete a thorough analysis to determine the best course of action, determine whether you are in need of additional treatment. For example, because dental implants are anchored into the jaw, patients must possess enough bone density to secure the implant. If you experience bone loss, a bone graft will need to be done to replace the missing bone prior to placing the implant. On the day of your dental implant surgery in Oakwood, your Oakwood periodontist will either extract the teeth if necessary, or if the teeth are already missing, they can begin the implant procedure, which may sometimes be accompanied by additional treatment, such as bone grafting in Oakwood, or gum grafting treatment in Oakwood. Once the implant is securely placed into the jaw, a temporary abutment, a screw-like piece, is connected to the implant. This piece will hold the temporary restoration, or artificial tooth, until the patient returns in 3-6 months for the permanent. The mouth is scanned to create a temporary restoration, also known as a fake tooth, that is color matched to blend with the rest of the smile. This restoration is delivered within 24 hours, and will remain in place for three to six months the implant fuses to the bone, and the tissue around the implant heals. After the implant has become a permanent part of the jawbone, the patient will return to receive their final restorations, which look, function and feel exactly like real teeth.
If you’re missing single or multiple teeth, dental implants could be the perfect solution to restoring a beautiful smile! Contact your Oakwood periodontal practice to learn more about dental implants in Oakwood and if they are the right solution for you.