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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How long does it take to place a dental implant?

Thanks to modern dentistry, dentists are now able to use dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the most effective, long-term solution for replacing teeth. The best part is that they require only minimal care, such as brushing and flossing. They also look completely natural, so no one will even know you have them! But, how long does it take to get a dental implant? Generally, it depends.

From start to finish, dental implants can be placed over several months. The longest part of the dental implant procedure is allowing the gums to heal at the implant site which usually takes about 4 months. Sufficient amount of time needs to pass in order to allow the gums to heal because it is required for successful placement of the implant.

In some cases, when front teeth are involved and there is sufficient amount of healthy bone and gum tissue, it is possible to place the implant and restore it with temporary crown immediately. In this case the temporary crown will be changed to permanent one in about 3-4 months when the implant will be normally integrated with the bone.

In order to be a candidate for dental implants, you must commit to regular visits to our dentists in Glendale and Van Nuys, be in good overall health, refrain from smoking and have enough bone structure to support the dental implant in addition to other requirements as well. If you don’t meet the requirements initially, don’t worry. We will help you address any oral health issues so that you can become a candidate for dental implants.

Remember to call us if you have any questions regarding the dental implant process. We are here for your every need!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. According to many dentists, dental implants are the best solution for replacing teeth because they provide long-lasting and near natural results. Additionally, dental implants require no special care, just routine visits to your dentist and regular brushing and flossing.

Dental implants are placed over a series of dental visits. From start to finish, the dental implant procedure usually takes anywhere from 4-6 months due to the gum healing requirement after the implant it placed. They provide a variety of benefits such as restored ability to chew and speak, dramatic improvement of your smile and so much more.

Generally, any patient that is missing a tooth is a candidate for dental implants. Depending on your specific condition and your overall health, our dentist will be able to let you know if dental implants are right for you. Candidates must commit to:
  • Regular visits to the dentist 
  • Remain a non-smoker 
  • Practice excellent oral care habits 
If you are looking to get dental implants,. Cyberdent serves Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino, Tarzana, Northridge and surrounding areas of San Fernando Valley. Call us today!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Am I too old for braces?

Braces are used as to correct bite problems and tooth misalignment, whether it is due to gaps, overcrowding or a variety of other dental issues. Most of the population identifies braces as orthodontic treatment that is often completed during late childhood and early teen years. However, braces can be used by patients of all ages. You are never too old to have braces.

While it is recommended to get orthodontic treatment in childhood and adolescence, it is not always accessible at this age depending on the individuals given situation. Some patients may not be able to get braces until later in life, which is completely okay. Thanks to modern dentistry, there are now other orthodontic methods that can be used to correct the same imperfections as traditional metal braces without them being visible or uncomfortable. These methods include Invisalign, Inman Aligners or ceramic braces which are all offered by our dentists in Glendale and Van Nuys.

If you would like to know more information about braces or other orthodontic treatments offered by our dentists, please feel free to contact any one of our offices. Remember, there is no age limit for braces and you are never too old to get the smile you deserve.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Three ways you can make your family's teeth happy this holiday season:

We all want to look our best for the holidays. Why not make you family’s teeth happy this holiday season? We know, we don’t actually mean that the teeth have real feelings like we do. But we do believe that they, too, deserve the same attention that is placed into choosing the right holiday outfit or how you should do you hair. We have the following ideas to get you on the right track:
  • Smile design: There is no better time than now to get the smile design treatment you’ve always wanted. Just in time for the holidays, you can look your best and we can guarantee that there is no accessory more beautiful than a healthy, white smile. 
  • Oral care stocking stuffer: We usually stuff stockings with small useful items. Guess what? Oral care products like toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss and toothpaste make for excellent stocking stuffer and also helps remind them to take care of their teeth. 
  • Don’t forget to stay hydrated: By hydrated, we mean water. All the festivities and constant snacking can cause us to choose to consume everything but a glass of water. Drinking water is imperative to maintaining a healthy smile and can also help flush away harmful plaque and tartar causing bacteria. 
Whatever you and your family are doing this holiday season, we hope you have fun and enjoy the quality time together. We wish you happy holidays and a New Year filled with love, laughter and a healthy smile.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

 

On behalf of Cyberdent, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each and every one of you, for your commitment and being able to put our passion into practice by providing beautiful smiles!

Thank you again for being a part of our Cyberdent family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What should I do if my tooth falls out?

Taking care of your smile should be a priority for your overall health. Your smile is a fundamental structure of your facial features and should be cared for accordingly as you only get one set of teeth for a lifetime. However, tooth decay and accidents do occur. The good news? There are way to sometimes save or replace the missing tooth.

If an accident occurs or you are suffering from severe tooth decay and a tooth falls out, you should immediately visit your dentist for a solution. There are many ways to cover a missing tooth, and it is extremely important that you visit us in a timely manner since the open space can cause other teeth to shift. Also, if the tooth fell our due to an accident, any pieces left can lead to an infection.

A missing tooth may affect your look and impact your self-esteem. It also leaves the surrounding teeth vulnerable to shifting. Our dentists at Cyberdent will recommend the best option for you, ranging from dental implants or bridges to dentures. All treatment options provide a solution so you can smile confidently and happily. Visit our dental practice today to learn more!

Monday, August 18, 2014

What are oral cancer symptoms?

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Oral cancer is a type of cancer that develops and affects any area both inside and outside of your mouth, including your lips, tongue, cheeks, hard and soft palate, throat and sinuses. We should be aware of any possible change or persistent discomfort you feel to detect these conditions as early as possible. Some of the symptoms include:

• Ongoing sores on the face, mouth or neck
• Lumps or bumps, swelling or crusts in the mouth or surrounding areas
• Sudden unexplained bleeding
• Difficulty when chewing or swallowing
• White and or red patches in your mouth
• Numbness or loss of feeling
• Ear pain
• Unexplained noticeable weight loss
• Change in your voice or persistent sore throat

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if you are a regular smoker, alcohol drinker, have a history of oral cancer or have excessive exposure to the sun, please contact our dentist right away so we can examine, discard or treat any possible complication. Remember that early detection of oral cancer is the key to winning the battle!