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Recent advancements in scanning technologies have developed Cone Beam Scans which allow a three dimensional image to be obtained of the jawbone. This technology allows us to better visualize the jawbone prior to any surgical procedure and determine a safe and effective treatment plan for dental implant or periodontal treatment.
Dental Implants - Cone Beam Scans taken prior to dental implant placement allow for visualization of the jawbone in three dimensions allowing us to see all vital structures, the amount of available jawbone in each implant site, if any bone augmentation is needed, and the space allowed for the final restoration.
Guided Implant Surgery - This data in conjunction with new computer software allow us to virtually place a dental implant in the proposed implant sites and know exactly what the final outcome will be without any surprises. A surgical stent can then be fabricated based on that virtual implant placement. We can then duplicate this plan by performing a guided surgery where the dental implant is placed exactly where it was planned on the computer to best fit the missing tooth site.
Periodontal Treatment - Cone Beam scans taken prior to periodontal treatment allow us to visualize the irregularities and areas of bone loss of the jawbone surrounding the teeth in patients in three dimensions. This allows for a more accurate, quicker, safer, and more effective periodontal treatment.
Our practice has incorporated this amazing technology with the new Kavo OP3D Cone Beam Scanner!
Used for mild to moderate dental anxiety, oral sedation involves taking a prescription sedative (typically Halcion) one hour prior to your appointment. You remain awake and alert throughout treatment, but very relaxed and unconcerned about the procedure. Oral sedation may be used for procedures like periodontal, oral or implant surgeries.
Breathing this odorless, colorless gas before and during your treatment renders you calm and even euphoric. Patients of all ages experiencing minor to moderate anxiety and receiving treatments ranging from routine dental cleanings to extractions benefit from the calming effects of nitrous oxide.
Local anesthetics are used to numb the teeth, gums and bone for procedures such as periodontal or oral surgery. Used either alone or in combination with oral sedation or nitrous oxide, local anesthetic provides a pain-free visit and wears off a few hours after treatment.
Periodontics & Dental Implant Center
Our office uses the latest technology in using the patient's own blood to obtain growth factors to be used to improve the outcome of our regenerative surgeries. This process results in improved outcomes with less discomfort, swelling, and complications for the patient.
Dr. Sam Naim is a Board Certified, UCLA trained Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist who specializes in all forms of Periodontal & Dental Implant treatment. Serving the communities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Reseda, Van Nuys, Northridge, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills.