...where we can have you smiling!... 

Angela E. Mouradian,DDS, PC
Family, Implant, and Cosmetic Dentistry


THE MOURADIAN SMILE BOUTIQUE

IMPLANT DENTISTRY AND TRANSITIONING FROM TEETH TO IMPLANTS



One of the most difficult decisions that a patient and their doctor may have to make is at which point to start transitioning into implants and start removing natural teeth.  It is a decision that we take very seriously at The Mouradian Smile Boutique. 


Dr. Mouradian will go to great lengths to save teeth and maintain the natural dentition.  With that in mind, there may come a point when a decision has to made to remove some teeth and start a process of implant restorations.  Implant dentistry has come such a long way.  It is predictable and will maintain the bone.  Very often the bone will be damaged if periodontally involved teeth are kept in the mouth too long.  The patient is better off having those periodontally involved teeth removed sooner rather than later so you can at least maintain the bone.  The bone is critical in the success of the implants. 


We, at The Mouradian Smile Boutique, can gently remove existing teeth and place implants right into the tooth spot in one visit.  Depending on the stability and bone quality, you can have the tooth restored soon after that.


Here is an example of a patient who had a failing bridge on three teeth on top and three on the bottom.  The teeth were removed and implants were placed at the same time. 

 

BEFORE IMPLANTS                                                             AFTER WITH IMPLANTS 

ONCE THE IMPLANTS HAVE HEALED AND INTEGRATED, BRIDGES CAN BE BUILD ON THOSE IMPLANTS.