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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

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➤ Associate Professor at USC
➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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What to Expect after Dental Bone Graft

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One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is through a dental implant. If your orthodontist determines that you are a good candidate for a dental implant, you might need to undergo a bone grafting operation first. This procedure will help your jawbone provide support and combine well with the titanium screw that provides anchorage to the dental implant in your mouth. Read on to understand more about dental implants, dental bone graft healing, and what to expect after a dental bone graft operation.

Understanding Dental Bone Graft

Bone grafting is a minimally invasive surgery that aims to provide the tissue that supports a new bone's growth. When a patient who needs a dental implant has too weak or too soft jawbone tissues that cannot support the dental implant, a dental bone graft is an ideal procedure. The weakening of a patient's jawbone may result from aging naturally or any other medical issue. Bone grafting requires the doctor to remove bone tissue from another part of your body and replace the weak or soft jawbone. In many cases, the doctor assesses the patient's jawbone's health and determines the bone grafting procedure's extent. After a dental bone graft surgical procedure, the bone graft healing process begins. It may take a few months for the graft to hold and start creating new jawbone tissues. In recent times, cadaver sources or animals also provide bone tissue that replaces the jaw's missing bone. The good thing with the non-traditional sources is that they are less responsible for less morbidity and prevent the patient from having a second surgical site. They are also as equally successful as the traditional sources of bone tissue.

What to Expect after Dental Bone Graft

As we have seen, a bone graft assists in replacing missing bones in your jaw to create a more stable base for dental implants. However, many patients do not know what to expect during dental bone graft healing. Below are some of the things you should expect after dental bone graft treatments.

Swelling

One thing to expect during the dental bone graft healing process is that your face will swell. You can take the necessary steps to prevent extreme swelling of the face after your dental bone graft operation. One of the best methods is to use ice. Icing is ideal for reducing dental bone graft pain after surgery.

Pain and Discomfort

You will experience some pain and discomfort, but the pain is bearable. Most people equate it to the pain one may feel after extracting a tooth. Icing the face and mouth area where the doctor conducted the surgery reduces blood flow into the gum tissues. Minimizing the blood flow into the gums helps minimize bleeding. Therefore, icing can minimize bleeding, allowing the jawbone muscles to heal correctly. You can do it at regular intervals during the first two days after the surgery for better results.

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Why Dental Implants are Expensive

Are you searching for a dentist for dental implants Los Angeles? If so, visit our dental office at Arman Torbati DDS. We can give you a consultation and determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants.

Why Are Implants So Expensive?

The Time and Expertise of the Dentist

Dr. Torbati and his staff have the necessary experience and equipment to handle your dental needs. Because many dental offices are booked months in advance, a dentist's time is precious and costly. When you pay for implants, part of the cost goes to the dentist for his work and the time he spends. You should only have dental work done by someone with experience and a good reputation. Don't opt for cheap dental work. The extra money you pay is worth it in the end. First, you will meet with Dr. Torbati for a consultation. He will examine your teeth and gums and decide if you're eligible to receive implants. Many patients cannot get implants if they have severe gum disease and smoke tobacco. Some patients don't have healthy jawbones to attach the implants. If you're eligible for an implant we will make an impression of your mouth. This is done so that your implant will fit into your gums precisely. The implant is a small, metal screw-like fixture. It is placed on your jawbone through an incision in your gums. After the cut in your gums has healed, you will get a crown for the outside surface of your tooth. In addition to paying for the expertise of your dentist, you'll also be responsible for some fees. Depending on your insurance, you may have to pay for x-rays or office visits out of pocket. The dental implants require multiple office visits. Once the impression of your mouth is made, your customized implant is typically made for you in a laboratory. After the implant is inserted in your gums, you will need another 1-2 office visits to get your dental crown. Implants and crowns are expensive because they're custom-made. Crowns are made of sturdy materials, such as ceramic or porcelain. They're also cut and shaped like natural teeth. Implants are most often made of a titanium alloy. Titanium is a sturdy material that is also lightweight and durable. It's unlikely to break down or fall apart.

The Cost of the Materials Used

Dental implants require several parts that all work together. You will need the metal implant, which is a separate cost from the dental crown. You'll also need a dental abutment, which connects the implant and the crown together. Our office has compiled a cost estimate for dental implants Los Angeles. In addition to the above costs, there are several other costs that you may need to pay. For instance, if you have bad teeth that must be extracted, then you must pay for the extractions, too. If your teeth are already extracted or missing, you won't need to pay that extra cost. To have an implant inserted, you need significantly healthy gum tissue and bone. Some patients need bone grafts to strengthen their bones. If this is the case for you, you will have to pay for the bone grafts.

Saving Money on the Cost of Implants

Some people think that they need one implant for each missing tooth. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Dr. Torbati and his staff are able use the newest technology to treat patients. The all on four dental implants are designed to support a full arch of upper or lower teeth. Many patients who have lost all of their teeth will notice a change in their facial features. The face may look deflated or lack definition. However, patients can enjoy a better quality of life with all on four dental implants. With a set of dental implants, the face will have definition again. The implants also look and function like natural teeth. All on 6 dental implants are another option. Like the all on four, the all on 6 dental implants are sturdy and natural-looking. The six implants allow you to replace an entire row of teeth with only six implants. Unlike traditional implants, the all in four can be inserted in one day. This eliminates the need for extra office visits. The cost of four or six implants varies from one patient to the next. The all on 4 dental implants cost at minimum $15,000. The average cost of all on four dental implants ranges from $8,000 to $17,500 for removable implants. Expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 for a fixed implant. Contact Dr. Torbati's office for a consultation and treatment plan. Our office staff can tell you what to expect to pay for all on 4 dental implants cost.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Some people are discouraged by the cost of implants. However, the cost is worth the price. Implants have the look of natural teeth. They can significantly improve your physical appearance. Implants also function like natural teeth. They will help you chew foods better. While dentures are often an alternative to implants, implants tend to function better. This is because dentures sometimes make the gums feel sore. Dentures can also slip and negatively impact your speech. On the other hand, implants are highly functional and sturdy. They rarely slip, and you can even improve your speech by getting implants. Implants do not require adhesive to keep them attached to your gums. You can brush implants and floss between them, just as you would your natural teeth. If you need implants, our office can help you. We do quality work. Contact our dental office, Arman Torbati DDS. We can set up a consultation and determine if you're able to receive implants.

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Cost of Porcelain Veneers in West Los Angeles

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The average cost of porcelain dental veneers in West Los Angeles is between $1400 and $2000 per veneer and can last from 10 to 15 years. The cost of veneers depends not only on the cosmetic dentist fees, but also the technical and artistic skill of the ceramist and dentist. Placement of dental veneers is considered cosmetic dentistry and is typically not covered by traditional dental insurance.

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Need Dental Implants? Here's How Much They Cost in Los Angeles!

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Dental care is just like healthcare. You want a dental provider who you can build a long-term relationship with. Finding a dentist is simple but finding one you can afford is another story. When it comes to dental implants, you want a dental specialist who cares about your dental health and your finances. If you live in the City of Angels, finding affordable dental implants can be challenging, but that’s not to say it’s not possible.  

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Prosthodontics vs Other Dentistry: What are the differences?

 

Not sure whether a prosthodontist, a general dentist, or some other type of specialist makes the most sense for your dental care needs? To help you understand why you would choose a prosthodontist over other specialist or generic dentists, we've put together a brief guide to what makes a prosthodontist different from his or her general dentistry peers.

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What Is the Cost of a Dental Crown in Los Angeles, CA?

If you are planning to restore a tooth with a dental crown, you are probably concerned about the cost. Crowns are considered a major cosmetic or restorative dentistry and the cost will depend on whether you have dental insurance and the type of crown you choose. Where you live also plays a big role in the cost: in Los Angeles, the cost of a crown can range from $800 to more than $3,000. Here's what you should know about estimating the cost of a crown.

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Bonding Vs. Veneers: the Differences Explained

Veneers and bonding are two popular dental treatments that can not only treat cavities but also improve the look of teeth that are otherwise healthy. These procedures are actually very similar except bonding is applied to a section of a tooth while veneers are applied to the entire front surface of one or several teeth. Veneers and bonding can both be used to improve the appearance of your teeth by changing the shape, spacing, size, and color of your teeth and addressing issues like chips to boost your confidence and give you the smile you're looking for. Here's what you should know about the differences between veneers and bonding in Los Angeles.

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Why Are Dental Veneers Worth it?

If you are bothered by tooth discoloration or issues like gaps or chips in your teeth, you may be a great candidate for dental veneers in Los Angeles, CA. Veneers may be expensive but they can be a lifelong solution to completely transforming your smile and giving you the perfect teeth you've always dreamed of. Dental veneers can also give you the boost of self esteem you're looking for if you've spent years being embarrassed to smile.

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What Is the Difference Between Veneers and Dental Implants?

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Dental veneers and implants are two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in Los Angeles. They also share a lot in common. Both implants and veneers can transform your smile, improve your bite, and support better overall oral health. They differ in terms of what they are designed to treat. Here's what you should know about the difference between these two cosmetic and restorative procedures.

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Infographic, Stages of gum Disease

Learn about stages of gum disease with our "Stages of Gum Disease" Infographic. Call  (310) 553-3428 today to make an appointment with LA's top rated dentist Dr. Arman Torbati

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A New Look to Dental Specialties - What are they?

When it comes to dental work, you may have an issue with your teeth that requires more than a routine appointment, such as an annual checkup or a simple filling. When your teeth require special attention, you want to place yourself in the hands of the right specialist. It will give you peace of mind to know that your dental specialist has an additional two to four years of training to focus on the specialty area, ensuring that your dental issue will get the attention that it needs. Consider the following specialists to address your dental concerns.

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So What Is the Importance of Prosthodontics in Dentistry

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Prosthodontics is a highly specialized sub-specialty of dentistry that deals with the treatment and correction of defects in appearance, in addition to speech and swallowing difficulties caused by injury or diseased condition. Prosthodontics usually deploys the use of dentures, dental implants, oral and facial prostheses to provide solutions to the...
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Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

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Digital x-ray (or radiography) is the newest advance in dental imaging, and asides from added diagnosis advantages, they use only a small fraction of traditional radiography's radiation levels. As with any new technology, patients question it's safety and effectiveness, but both have been thoroughly evaluated by professionals and are now helping pe...
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How Long Dental Crowns Last?

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Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a dental restoration procedure that covers a cavity damaged tooth, binding it together and protecting it. High quality dental crowns can be done in offices like the one belonging to Dr. Arman Torbati, in the city of Los Angeles.Dental crowns can be made of several materials, all with their own benefits and dow...
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Do not Forget Your Regular Dental Checkup!

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Nowadays, we enjoy an effective dental medicine practice, and between medical knowledge and at home hygiene care, most American adults keep their natural teeth throughout their lives in great oral condition. However, cavities are still a major concern in children and many adults, something that can be prevented.Many people believe they only need to...
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Dr. Arman Torbati Recommend Eating Healthy Food

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People are always looking for foods or drinks that are healthier for their teeth. Not all foods are bad for your teeth. There are several foods and drinks that have nutrients and minerals that are good for the teeth and gums. Dental professional Dr. Arman Torbati in Los Angeles work with patients' every day to ensure their choices in foods are best...
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