Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky
Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the dual board-certified periodontal team behind the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy. They proudly serve the Los Angeles community, and offer comprehensive periodontal care to patients in Reseda, Calabasas, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, and the surrounding neighborhoods. At the CENTER, our Reseda periodontists strive to create an environment where patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment process. Beginning with a thorough consultation to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan, through the post treatment follow up appointments, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky provide gentle, yet effective periodontal care each step of the way. With a commitment to excellence, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky treat each patient with the utmost care, to ensure they are comfortable throughout their experience and confident with their results. If you suffer from periodontal disease, bone loss, or complications with your gums, contact us today to schedule your periodontal consultation.
A periodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in gum disease treatment and dental implantology. As a result of extensive training in advanced surgical techniques, a periodontist in Reseda can perform more complex oral surgeries than a general dentist is trained to do. This includes placing dental implants in Reseda, gum graft surgery in Reseda, gum disease treatment in Reseda, and bone graft surgery in Reseda. For patients who are missing their teeth, they are all too familiar with the discomfort and maintenance associated with wearing flippers or dentures, not to mention the lack of confidence they feel when smiling. Dental implants are an ideal way to permanently restore a beautiful smile and replace missing teeth once and for all.
Dental Implants in Reseda
Dental implants are metal posts, most commonly made of titanium, that are placed in the jaw to replace tooth roots. Holistic dental implants in Reseda are also offered at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, which allow patients to opt for Zirconia dental implants instead of the conventional metal implant.
Because dental implants are rooted into the jaw, a patient must possess adequate bone density to provide a secure foundation for the implant. However, if a patient experiences bone loss, they are still a candidate for dental implants. A bone graft surgery can be done to restore the necessary bone density needed to secure the implant. Bone grafting refers to the treatment process that restores the lost or damaged bone in the jaw. At our Reseda periodontal practice, we offer several types of bone grafts, even offering patients a holistic alternative to bone grafting. The different types of bone grafts include bone sourced from a patient’s own bone taken from a different part of their body, or bone sourced from a bone a bank. The bone is thoroughly sterilized and prepared to create the grafting material, which is then placed into the jawbone. We also offer patients the option of using their own extracted teeth as a bone graft. Using the Smart Dentin Grinder, we are able to sterilize the tooth and remove any impurities, and then grind the tooth to create the grafting material.
If a bone graft is not needed, the implant will be directly placed into the patient’s mouth. Their mouth is scanned to create a temporary restoration, also known as an artificial tooth, that will serve as a temporary tooth while the implant heals. After 3-6 months, the implant will fully integrate into the jaw bone, becoming a permanent part of the patient’s mouth. A permanent restoration is created to blend seamlessly with the rest of the patient’s smile. These restorations function just like real teeth, allowing patients to eat, chew, smile and speak with ease and comfort!
If you are missing single or multiple teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Contact us to schedule your appointment with a periodontist in Reseda today.