Before Dental Implants in Sherman Oaks, CA

Successful Dental Implants Start with a Healthy Foundation

The Path to a Healthy Smile

There are many factors Dr. Delaram Hanookai takes into consideration before placing dental implants: the status of your oral health, the presence of periodontal disease, tooth decay, receding gums, damaged teeth and bone density. If any concerns exist that could affect the success of your tooth replacement, steps may be taken to prepare your mouth for implants before starting treatment.

Comparison of Dentures and Implants

Dental Implant Cost

The final cost of your treatment plan considers the costs of the dental implants and any additional procedures. We work very closely with you to maximize your insurance coverage to keep the remaining balance within your workable budget. Please contact us with any financial questions or concerns.

Long-Lasting Results Start with Proper Preparation

  • Tooth Extraction

    Some teeth are beyond repair from dental trauma, periodontal disease or severe decay. Dr. Hanookai may remove these teeth to protect your dental health.

  • Bone Grafting

    If there is not enough bone to support the dental implant, Dr. Hanookai may recommended bone grafting to add bone to the jaw. She may also use modern piezosurgery to assist in the procedure, recreating the bone without damaging soft tissue.

  • Ridge Augmentation

    Missing teeth can change your gums and bone density. To prepare the area for a dental implant, Dr. Hanookai may recreate their contour to create a stable foundation.

  • Ridge Preservation

    To maintain bone height and width, and stabilize the area following an extraction, Dr. Hanookai may provide treatment to optimize bone density at the extraction site.

  • Sinus Lift

    We may need to add bone to the upper jaw to make space for dental implants. Dr. Hanookai uses a protein called Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) to induce the formation of bone in the affected area.

  • Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR)

    In cases with insufficient gum tissue, Dr. Hanookai may perform GTR to promote natural regeneration of the tissue to support the dental implant.

Get Started Today

Dr. Hanookai has completed advanced trainings in implant surgery and has a 98 percent success rate with dental implants. She has also earned Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Trust your implant procedure to our skilled periodontist. Do you experience dental fear or anxiety? We can help. Ask us about certified sedation dentistry.

Protect your investment with proper preparation. Get started today by scheduling your no-charge consultation.

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I was very happy that they could offer these procedures. I had 4 implants placed at one time, and I just went to sleep and when I woke up - I didn't remember anything - and was satisifed. I highly recommend Southland Dental because they are very friendly. The doctors, Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai, give you good advice and these people have brought me confidence in my life, and I am satisfied 100%. I feel like a part of the family.
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