If you’re missing permanent teeth and feel self-conscious, schedule an appointment with Dr. Abtahi at Your Community Smile by phone or request one online to find out if dental implants are right for you.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are made of titanium and serve as artificial tooth roots. They support prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, to give you a beautiful set of full teeth. During the procedure, your dentist implants the posts into your jawbone.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Some of the benefits after getting dental implants at Your Community Smile include:

  • A more aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Full set of teeth
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier chewing
  • Preserving the Jaw bone
  • Less adjacent teeth shifting
  • More self-confidence

Dental implants feel, function, and appear just like natural teeth. They are sturdy and long-lasting.

Are dental implants right for me?

To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must be in good overall health. Dr. Abtahi reviews your medical and dental history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays and Cone Beam 3-D for evaluation.

You must have enough jawbone density to support dental implants or be willing to receive bone grafting prior to the procedure. The process of getting dental implants is easy and you can have a new tooth in just short few months. Dr. Abtahi lets you know what to expect and discusses your desired outcome.

By using the state-of-the-art equipment such as a Cone beam 3-D and CEREC imaging, Dr. Abtahi will evaluate and plan a treatment for implant placements and restorations that fit well in your occlusion and create an esthetic smile.

Dental implants are done to improve a patient’s smile and usually his/her self-esteem. Having missing or bad teeth can be quite embarrassing. Dental implants can be done to improve oral health. Many people find it easier to eat with dental implants. The speech can also be improved. Dental implants are also more comfortable because they are stable and work just like natural teeth.

With proper care, dental implants can last a whole life. It is still important to brush and floss your teeth and use mouthwash when you have implants and Do Not skip your routine dental checkups since it is important to keep your implants healthy.

Call Dr. Abtahi at Your Community Smile to find out if you are a good candidate for implant placements.


When you arrive for dental implant placement, you rest in a comfortable dental chair in a relaxing room. Dr. Abtahi and her team numb your mouth, so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Using surgical techniques, she inserts dental implants in your jaw. Follow all post-surgical instructions after the procedure.

After few months of healing, you come back for another appointment to take a new 3-D x-ray to verify the healing. Once the implant is ready for a crown, Dr. Abtahi uses her scanners to digitally obtain a duplicate of your mouth to fabricate an implant crown.


To properly care for your new implants, make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. If you grind your teeth, Dr. Abtahi creates a custom-made night guard to protect your teeth.

See the Your Community Smile team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams, and call the office if your implants get damaged.

With proper care, dental implants can last a whole life.

Don’t live with missing permanent teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Abtahi by calling the office or booking one online today.