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Prepare for dental implants with bone grafting services

Dental implants have grown in popularity over time as patients learn about their many benefits. These restorations are used in many situations where patients are missing one or more teeth. The restoration is the “gold standard” in tooth replacement and allows an individual to restore their smile after tooth loss in a way that functions and looks like a natural smile. In addition, patients considering dental implants may also need to undergo bone grafting to prepare the jawbone for the implant placement. Both services are provided with Dr. Ava Khodakhast of Centennial, Colorado’s Argyle Family Dental practice. 

What is a dental implant? 

The best way to think of how dental implants work is to consider them as artificial tooth roots. They replace missing teeth by insertion into the jawbone, just like a natural tooth root is positioned. The top portion of the implant that sits above the gum line is called the abutment and is where the dentist will attach a restoration to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the smile. Some patients will choose mini dental implants, which don’t require as much bone to place and allow for restoration during the same appointment. Traditional dental implants require time for healing and the process of bone growth around it to hold it in place and provide a sturdy foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. 

What about bone grafting?

Patients need to have enough natural jawbone to ensure their dental implant procedure is successful. Without enough bone, the patient will need to receive bone grafting to help rebuild the jawbone and prepare it for the placement of an implant. Bone grafting takes time but can be beneficial for patients serious about obtaining dental implants with our team. 

Call (303) 770-2254 Dr. Ava Khodakhast of Argyle Family Dental today to learn more about affordable dental implants.

Centennial, CO area patients, considering their options for replacing one or more missing teeth, can connect with our team by calling (303) 770-2254 for an appointment. The office is located at 8120 South Holly Street, Suite #208, and is open to new patients and families in the community and surrounding areas.

Dental Implants

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Dr. Ava Khodakhast

Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite dental artistry crafted by Dr. Ava Khodakhast, a distinguished prosthodontist whose journey is a testament to the fusion of science and art in dentistry. With an unwavering commitment to elevating lives through her specialized expertise, Dr. Khodakhast has redefined the landscape of prosthodontics, captivating hearts with her transformative work.

Embarking on her odyssey in 2000 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Khodakhast's passion for her craft led her to traverse continents for knowledge. She pursued her American DDS at the esteemed University of Missouri, Kansas City, setting the foundation for a remarkable career. Yet, her thirst for mastery pushed her to delve deeper. Venturing into the realm of complexity, she dedicated three intensive years at the Medical College of Georgia, earning a master's in Oral Biology and seamlessly entwining it with a Residency in Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics is the symphony of precision and creativity, where every note is a smile transformed. Dr. Khodakhast is a virtuoso in this art, specializing in intricate cosmetic makeovers, implant procedures, and comprehensive mouth rehabilitation. Recognized as a "Diplomate" by the American Board of Prosthodontics and as a "Fellow" by the American College of Prosthodontists, she soars among the select few who define excellence in this arena. Her certification as a prosthodontist is a testament to her rigorous education and training, making her a beacon of expertise for dental and maxillofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Dentists themselves entrust their patients to her care, a testament to her unparalleled mastery.

A luminary in academia, Dr. Khodakhast served as the assistant director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She also worked in private practice at UMKC, applying the techniques and skills she taught in complicated, aesthetic case settings. During her junior year of college, she graced India with her charitable work, a touch of humanity that infuses her artistry with compassion.

Emanating from the core of her being is a dedication to her patient's well-being. You can rely on her to provide unparalleled care rooted in scientific precision and artistic commitment.

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