Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Dr. Kanani, a top dentist in Woodland Hills, offers patients complimentary advise on dental implants and he also offers new specials on dental implants.
To begin, Dr. Kanani explains what getting dental implants mean. In a nutshell, it is a procedure done by a dentist to replace a missing tooth. Tooth decay, accidents, and other events may lead to patients losing a tooth, or multiple teeth, and the best way to fix this is through undergoing dental implants.
Many dentists offer this service, one of whom is Dr. Kanani, a dentist in Woodland Hills. When it comes to conducting a complicated dental implants procedure, Dr. Kanani will first surgically implant a minuscule titanium shaft into the patient’s jawbone. This shaft is then left to set over time. The time frame varies from patient to patient. The bone will grow around it, forming a connection that will either slow or completely stop the bone loss that occurs when the root of a tooth is missing. Once the titanium shaft implant has set, Dr. Kanani will attach the replacement tooth over it, with the shaft acting as a base.
According to Dr. Kanani top dentist Woodland Hills, different dentists tend to conduct this procedure differently. Many choose to undertake what is known as a flap procedure, whereby the dentist will cut and pull back the gum, thus exposing the rim of the jaw. Drilling and the placement of the implant is then done. In most cases, patients who wish to undergo dental implants tend to be missing their tooth or teeth for quite a long time and may already suffer from moderate to severe bone loss. In cases such as these, a block bone graft surgery must first be done before the flap procedure can be conducted.
In general terms, a block bone graft procedure encompasses a doctor taking a small piece of bone from either one of several potential bones from the patient. These bones include the patient’s ribs, chin, hips, ramus or cadaver. This small piece, or block, of bone will then be placed and screwed to the patient’s jawbone, thus creating a more solid and stable base for the implant to be inserted into.
Because this can be a painful, costly and very time consuming form of surgery, Dr. Kanani is proud to inform interested patients that he is able to conduct dental implants without using the aforementioned flap procedure. This also means that patients of Dr. Kanani will not have to undergo painful bone graft surgery. The method undertaken by this Woodland Hills dentist has proven to lessen bone morbidity and can eliminate the chances of swelling and serious pain after the surgery. An added benefit to this is that by eliminating the need for block bone graft surgery, Dr. Kanani helps reduce the dental implant cost by $3000 to $4000.
Dr. Kanani is currently offering a complimentary consultation for first-timers who wish to learn more. Those who are interested in contacting Dr. Kanani, the top dentist in Woodland Hills, can call (818) 962-1141 or head to http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com to find out more about dental implants cost and what it means to undergo this form of dental surgery.