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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

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

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Will You Need A Bone Graft For Dental Implants?

If you're missing teeth or if your teeth are badly damaged and you want to get dental implants, then you might need a bone graft before you get implants installed. It's a very common occurrence among those who have the dental implant procedure. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions during your initial consultation in our office.

What Is A Bone Graft?

When there's insufficient jawbone to accommodate an implant, then you'll need a bone graft. We'll take bone from another part of your body or we can use a bone substitute and graft it into your jawbone. After several months, the transplanted bone will have been absorbed into the body and generated enough new bone tissue to accommodate your dental implant.

Why Would I Need A Bone Graft?

Sometimes, the same issues that cause problems with your teeth can adversely affect your jawbone. When you're missing teeth due to decay, then the bacteria that destroyed your teeth can adversely impact your jawbone and you'll suffer bone loss. This may also adversely affect the structure of your jaw and the alignment of your other teeth, so it's important to address the issue as promptly as possible. Sometimes, medications can cause your bones to deteriorate so that there's insufficient bone to anchor an implant. Common medications that have been associated with bone loss include:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antacids that contain aluminum
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Cyclosporine
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diabetes medications
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Opiods

and many more. If you've experienced trauma to your jawbone, then you might need a bone graft. If you've had one or more tooth extractions and it's been quite a while since their extraction, then your jawbone may have begun to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation and blood flow to the area. Most jawbone loss will occur within 18 months, but it will still continue thereafter. If you've had periodontal disease, then you may have lost a significant amount of bone mass in your jaw due to the bacteria and toxins that are present in plaque and periodontal disease. If you've worn dentures for a long time, then you may have experienced bone loss due to lack of circulation and stimulation in the gum. Tooth misalignment can also cause loss of jawbone density because your teeth may no longer have an opposing surface to apply pressure. This leads to a lack of stimulation and circulation to the cells and the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Whatever the reason, bone grafts are common among those who have dental implants installed. A graft will extend the overall time needed for your dental implant procedure, but grafts are safe procedures. During your evaluation and consultation, your prosthodontist will advise you if a bone graft is needed.

Where Does The Bone Come From?

Bone can be sourced from a variety of places. Your options can include an animal source, a cadaver source, or a synthetic bone substance. These options are sometimes preferable to using bone from another area of your body because there isn't the trauma of a second surgical site on your body. However, autologous bone is most readily accepted by the body and can be taken from a rib, hip, pelvis, or wrist. It can also come from the chin, another area of the jaw, or the hard palate. The location will depend, in part, on the amount of bone needed.

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Dental Implants Cost Breakdown In West Los Angeles, CA

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If you have badly damaged or missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants as an option to replace them. However, there are many types of implants and they can be very expensive. How do you know which type of dental implant is best for your situation and how much it will cost?

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What are your Options in Replacing a Missing Tooth or Teeth?

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When you have all your teeth, you might take them for granted and even miss dentist visits. But did you know that 70 percent of Americans above 45 are missing at least one tooth? The statistics are more shocking at age 50 where 70 percent of Americans are missing an average of 12 teeth. A missing tooth takes your confidence and your beauty away. But that is not all; it also affects your chewing ability and your speech. It further affects your jaw bone density as the jaw lacks the stimulation that comes with the natural tooth root.

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Why See a Prosthodontist Instead of a Dentist?

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A prosthodontist might not be the first specialist that comes to mind when you think of teeth repair. Today, it is easy for a general dental office to tackle all your teeth problems, thanks to advances in technology. However, you need specialized care to improve your smile. A general dentist address issues such as dental carries and gingivitis with ease, but a prosthodontist handles implants, veneers, crowns, and dentures better. Prosthodontists deal with general cosmetic and restorative dentistry to give you a perfect smile. Whether you need invasive or non-invasive surgery to correct dental issues, a prosthodontist is your best bet at getting the issues corrected.

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Why Should You Consider Dental Veneers?

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Dental veneers are for people who want to improve their smile. If you are not confident smiling in front of a camera because of chipped, unevenly spaced, misshapen, or discoloured teeth, then veneers might be a great fix for you. Simply, porcelain veneers are thin porcelain layers that cover your natural teeth. Once fitted, you won’t feel them but your teeth will have drastically changed. They give you pearly-white teeth and create a uniform dentition for a brighter smile. The veneers have the appearance and feel of natural teeth – all you need is a dentist who can do perfect fittings.

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss a Dentist’s Appointment in Times of Covid-19

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Every six months, you need to visit your dentist for a check-up. Some people stay for years before seeing a dentist, but that should never be the case. As covid-19 looms, more people are avoiding a visit to their dentist with the fear that it increases their chances of contracting the disease. If you can go to the market to buy goods, the dental clinic is safer than the market, by far. Missing out an appointment can turn minor dental issues into illnesses that may need extensive procedures to restore.

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When A Dental Implant Is Needed

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According to Dr. Arman Torbati DDS, dental implants are needed when a person is looking to replace one or more lost teeth. In dentistry, the main goal of replacing teeth is to enhance aesthetics and restore functionality in the mouth. A person considering a tooth replacement procedure will have 3 options:

  1. Dental implants
  2. Fixed dental bridge
  3. Removable dental appliance
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2020 guide to Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Arman Torbati DDS is an American Board of Prosthodontics diplomat, and a graduate of USC, where he is also an associate professor. His qualifications and extensive experience are what has made him among the best dentist in West Los Angeles. In addition to graduating near the top of his class, he has dental experience spanning two decades. Over the years, he has also undertaken advanced studies in restorative and cosmetic dentistry work. All his patients can testify on his gentleness, expertise, compassion, and professionalism. Among his areas of specialization is the installation of porcelain veneers.

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2020 Alternative to Dentures

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In the last 20 years, Arman Torbati DDS has become a renowned household name in Los Angeles. His office is a premier destination for patients looking for dental treatment and alternatives to dentures. In addition to being among the best dentist in West Los Angeles, he is also an associate professor. This is in addition to attending and graduating from USC and Harvard Universities. With his extensive experience, you are guaranteed to leave his office with a brand new all-natural looking smile.

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Where to get Full Arch Dental Implants in Los Angeles

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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS. is an associate professor at USC, and a prosthodontist, cosmetic, and implant dentist. He attended USC and Harvard and is a member of the American Board of Prosthodontists. With over 20 years’ experience under his belt, he is considered among the best dentist in West Los Angeles. He has specialized in providing numerous dental related services including full arc dental implants, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.

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Why Are Dental Implants Necessary?

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Dental implants can be necessary for a number of reasons. Gum disease, extensive tooth decay, mouth trauma, etc., can make implants a necessity. Some dental implants may be needed for aesthetic reasons, such as if there is damage to the front of the mouth that results in tooth damage or loss. In other cases, depending on the location of the damaged or lost teeth, implants may be needed to keep the teeth and jawline properly aligned as well as to prevent issues with eating or speaking.

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How to Have Successful Dental Implants

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Once you and your oral care provider have determined that a bone graft will be beneficial, you want to do everything you can to ensure that the procedure will go smoothly and that your dental implants will last for a lifetime.

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How To Clean Single Dental Implants

Keeping dental implants clean extends their life and keeps them looking great. It also keeps the gum tissue healthy and problem-free, preventing diseases such as peri-implantitis. Your entire mouth will feel clean, look great, and be healthy with the proper oral care.

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What is a Dental Bone Graft?

A dental bone graft is a surgical procedure that repairs or rebuilds bone via the transplanting of bone tissue. Healthy bone tissue, when transplanted, recreates missing bone and supporting tissue.

For someone who suffers from gum disease, such as periodontitis, bone loss can be a real problem. Not only can gum disease lead to the loss of teeth and gum tissue, it can lead to bone loss in the jaw area as well. When oral hygiene is neglected, bacteria can form and thrive in the plaque that has formed on the teeth. This results in swelling and inflammation of the gums. Periodontitis begins as gingivitis, but the gums bleeding when the teeth are brushed or even just on their own comma and mild swelling of the gums can also occur. As bacteria forms, the plaque present on the teeth produces toxins and bacteria that make their way below the gum line. When this happens, the underlying tissue becomes infected.

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How To Clean All-On-Four Dental Implants

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Proper care and cleaning of dental implants will extend the life of the implants and improve their functionality. When not properly cared for, dental implants are susceptible to a condition called peri-implantitis, which causes severe inflammation and swelling of both the hard and soft tissue that is located around the implants. By properly and thoroughly cleaning implants on a regular basis, you reduce your chances of developing peri-implantitis exponentially. Regular care of your dental implants will ensure that your bright, vibrant smile will last for many years to come.

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Where Do I Get the Best Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Los Angeles

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The best place to go for cosmetic dentistry is the office of Arman Torbati in West Los Angeles. He is a graduate of USC and Harvard in addition to being an extremely experienced prosthodontist. He has more than 20 years of experience in implant, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His advanced training and professional experience make him the leader in his area.

Dr. Arman Torbati is one of the most highly sought prosthodontists in West Los Angeles. He offers numerous patients with demanding expectations and special needs extensive oral rehabilitation. He has served all types of clients for years including Hollywood stars and high-profile celebrities. As a trusted prosthodontist, he takes pride in offering the best possible services.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers you Should Know in 2020

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There are several advantages and disadvantages to porcelain veneers that any candidate should know about. However, the advantage of veneers surpasses its cons. In this article you will learn more about veneers' pros and cons. 

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How a Prosthodontist can fix a crooked tooth

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The Education of a Prosthodontist

Prosthodontics is an important branch of dentistry. The focus is placed on designing, developing and fitting replacements for your teeth. Using prosthodontics, Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles will diagnose your oral health and plan your treatment, Your dental health, appearance and function will be restored. A prosthodontist is essentially an exceptionally well trained cosmetic dentist.

You can receive expert treatment for missing or deficient teeth. Your prosthodontist is much more than a typical dentist. A prosthodontist continues training after completing dental school. Advanced training for another three years is required at an ADA accredited graduate program. This is when your prosthodontist was trained for the treatment of complex facial and dental issues.

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What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve in 2020

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A dental veneer is an extremely thin shell of medical-grade porcelain. Arman Torbati in West Los Angeles attaches your veneers to your tooth surfaces to hide any imperfections. This includes chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, worn enamel and uneven teeth. Since the color of the veneer matches your tooth, the appearance is natural. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is porcelain veneers.

You may realize dental veneers were neither lifelike or convenient in the past. This has changed during the course of the past 30 years due to advancements in technology. When you visit a dentist today, a new kind of porcelain is used. The porcelain is stronger, reflects the light and ensures the veneer on your tooth looks natural. Your dentist will use a digital imaging system to create your veneers.

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Where to Go For Full Mouth Dental Implants in Santa Monica

Getting dental implants is a big step. Where should you go in Santa Monica to get full mouth dental implants? Dr. Arman Torbati is a reputable oral surgeon serving the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area. What can he do to help? Missing multiple teeth can make an individual feel embarrassed, but it's important to find out where you can go for full mouth dental implants in Santa Monica.

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