Mini Dental Implants (Teeth-in-an-Hour) in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Sherman Oaks, CA is proud to offer mini dental implants. At about half the diameter, mini implants, also known as teeth-in-an-hour, were designed to benefit patients whose jaw cannot support traditional implants. While many patients will need to undergo bone regeneration or obtain a bone graft to be candidates for traditional dental implants, this is not always an option. Mini implants are also a great alternative for a patient that needs to replace a small anterior tooth. The procedure for mini implants is less extensive and less invasive than traditional implant placement, which can require several months of healing time. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Husam Elias to learn more about this modern option for tooth replacement.

The mini dental implant procedure is performed in the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts office using local anesthesia. More sedation options are available upon request should you prefer a deeper state of relaxation. Using advanced diagnostic imaging, a member of the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts team will determine the best possible position for your implant placement before beginning the procedure. Next, using a precise, minimally invasive technique, your implants are placed into your jawbone. The heads of the implants will protrude from your gumline to provide a strong foundation for securing your restoration.

Patients can expect discomfort from the implant procedure to subside within 48 hours. Many patients are able to eat within a couple of hours following the procedure. Your restoration will feel very secure, and there will be no sutures to take care of. You should avoid very hard or sticky foods at first as these could cause discomfort. To care for your restorations, you should remove the denture, rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash, and clean around the implant with a cotton swab and toothpaste for the first few days. Afterward, you can return to your standard dental hygiene routine as recommended by Dr. Elias.

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

M.W. Yelp

He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday - Dr. Elias is wonderful! He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday. He's a true artist & perfectionist! He's really good at injectables as well. I get Botox & fillers all the time with him. The staff is very friendly!

C. RealSelf

Excellent, clear communication, professional. Great staff with a fun vibe. Clean office. Lots of follow ups and no issues with my dental implant! Everyone was A+.

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Mini dental implants are a wonderful option for those who would like a fast, natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth that's beautiful and easy to maintain. If you have been told that you are not a candidate for traditional dental implants, contact Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Sherman Oaks, CA to schedule your teeth-in-an-hour consultation today. We look forward to meeting you and learning about your oral health goals.

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