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As our patient, you can rest knowing that your dental implant treatment plan will take place in one location.  We take great pride in our

patient success rates, but in the case of any issues down the road, know that our staff is here to handle any concern you may encounter.

Extraction Services

Extraction Services (Removing a failed or Non-restorable tooth)

Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why a our first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable.  Sometimes, teeth need to be removed due to decay, disease or trauma. Having a tooth removed or “pulled” is called a tooth extraction.

Dr. Babagoli will make sure you’re comfortable before, during, and after your extraction procedure. This includes guiding you through every step of the tooth extraction, as well as the use of local anesthetics.  So if you are nervous about your tooth extraction? Contact our office today and let us know how you’re feeling.  Our staff will provide helpful tips on how to overcome dental anxiety prior to your appointment.

Bone Graft and Collagen Membrane

Bone Graft and Collagen Membrane (if needed)

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.  Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.

Sinus Lift Procedure

Sinus Lift Procedure (in a very conservative/non aggressive manner)

The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

There is a solution and it’s called a sinus graft or sinus lift graft. The dental implant surgeon enters the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. Keep in mind that the floor of the sinus is the roof of the upper jaw. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.

Implant Placement and Restoration

Implant Placement

Sometimes there is a two step process of placing the implant and removal of a failed tooth.   In some cases, this procedure could be accomplished in one appointment. This includes potential bone graft and collagen membrane if needed. That technique is called immediate placement.

This expedited process reduces the duration of your treatment in half. Of course may not be the best option in posterior area: Molar teeth (multi-Root cases).

The actual dental implant is a tiny titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone where a tooth is missing. This serves as a substitute for the tooth root. Over several months, the titanium fuses with the jawbone, creating a strong foundation for the artificial tooth.

Implant Restoration

Dental implants typically have three parts:

1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.

2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.

3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or    porcelain for durability and good looks.

You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the all-on-four treatment. Our surgeons will place four implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name (all teeth, only four implants).

All-On-Four Treatment

All On Four Treatment (Fixed Detachable Dentures)

The hottest topic in the Dental Implant community All -On- 4 Fixed Detachable Dentures.

This type of treatment is preferred for the following patient types:

1) If you currently have a complete set of removable Dentures and you are:

Tired of your dentures moving around when biting on something hard or soft, or if you want your smile and self Image back, we can turn your removable dentures to a fixed set of teeth complete with 4, 5 or 6 Implants (depending on your jaw bone quality).

2) If you have a few natural teeth left, which typically are not good anchors for full mouth crown/bridge treatment. This situation is mostly caused by:

A- Cavities that require Root Canal, Build-ups and Crowns.

B- Past history of dental work done which has failed or required repeat procedures and have not given you the look and great smile you have been looking for!

C- History of bone and gum disease which causes mobility of the remaining teeth.  This natural dentition is typically not a salvageable situation.

All On Four Treatment Solutions (Treatment would involve):

1) Extraction of the remaining teeth.

2) Placing 4- Implants for each arch same day under local anesthetic or deep sedation.

3) Converting a pre-made set of teeth to a fix detachable by fixing those teeth to your Implant same day.

So you walk in to our office with some failed, loose, non-cosmetic set-of natural teeth or a moving - embrassing complete Denture, and you walk out with series of teeth that has been fixed to your jaw bone (like your original teeth).

Of course this situation will be kept for first six months as a temporary solution. After six months you come back and with a simple Impression, we make your final set of teeth , which could be your life time solution ( if you come for regular- advised check-ups and hygiene maintenance of teeth to our office).

All On Four True Story:

First time that I watched a live surgery on All-on-4 Treatment at Nobel-Bio Care facility in Yorba Linda, the patient was a middle age female (45 years old). She had all upper teeth taken out and using a removable complete denture. After the surgeon placed 4- Implant under light sedation and the other dentist, convert the complete denture to a fix- detachable (all-on-4), she was taken to the lecture room to say a few words regarding her experience of the treatment. She started crying for 2-3 minutes and could not talk. Then she said: today is my first time (since I was 9 years old) that I can smile without putting my hand over my mouth and covering my teeth, because I was so embraced the way my teeth were.

That is why the all-on-4 treatment is a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE with minimum discomfort, swelling and almost no pain involved with this treatment.

Ocean Pacific Dental

A New Era of Dental Implants

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