A healthy smile starts with healthy gums
Dr. Shapiro is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
This means that Dr. Shapiro passed a rigorous written and oral exam and demonstrated a high degree of skill and knowledge in the art and science of periodontology.
Implant Dentist in Ventura
What is implant dentistry?
Implant dentistry can replace missing teeth to be lifelike in beauty and function.
If you have ever worn dentures, partial dentures or even known people who do, you are probably aware of how difficult chewing can be with removable, prosthetic teeth.
Dental implants are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once the dental implant is in place, your general dentist will place either a new tooth or a dental bridge. Dr. Shapiro specializes in performing the surgery to place the dental implants.
Dental implants are a life-changing event that improves your quality of life. You not only can eat unlimited options of healthy foods again, but also you can smile and talk normally.
Dr. Shapiro offers a wide range of dental implant services and treatments that include the following:
Dental Implant Placement: Placement of new dental implants.
Dental Implant Replacement: Replacement of failing or infected dental implants as well as single or multiple tooth replacement.
Tooth Extractions: Teeth sometimes need to be removed due to decay, disease or trauma.
Sinus Grafting: A sinus graft is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed.
What are the benefits of implant dentistry?
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, "Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable appliances and re-treatment of failing root canal (endodontic) therapy."
The benefits of dental implants are numerous: Prevention of bone loss; improved appearance; the ability to eat your favorite healthy foods; the ability to maintain healthy adjacent teeth; and your experience of renewed confidence and increased self-esteem.
One of the main benefits is that dental implants are designed after the structure of your natural teeth. This means that dental implants provide you with a life-like and stable dental support system for the replacement of teeth or dentures.
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