Cerritos Dentist
11480 South Street, Suite 201
Cerritos, California 90703 US
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Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Oral Surgery, USC-LAC Hospital

Treatments offered at Cerritos Dental Surgery

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What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

When you lose a tooth or even multiple teeth, you may find simple daily activities, such as eating or speaking, become difficult. In addition, you may feel hesitate to engage in social situations or interact with friends. Don’t let tooth loss have a negative impact on your life, especially when replacement options, such as innovative dental implants, can return your smile to full function and health.FAQ's about dental implants:Question: What separates implants from dentures or dental...

Most popular answers from Shawn Hofkes, DDS

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Is it possible to get an all-in-one dental implant, rather than to go through stages?

There are many options for the "timing" of implant placement depending on the availability of bone and how thick your "gum" tissues are. One option:... READ MORE

Will Apicoectomy be successful if root canal treatment is not possible? (photos)

If multiple attempts for RCT have failed, you may be better off removing the tooth. Clean the infection out and go ahead and place a dental implant.... READ MORE

Dental implant 16 days ago. Infection / abscess discovered today. Likelihood of bone penetrative or removal of implant? (Photo)

Without the knowledge of an xray and a clinical exam it is difficult to say. More than likely you will have to remove the implant and place a new.... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for lateral incisor implants? I am 20 years old. (Photo)

It is possible but not recommended at this point. The canines could be re-contoured with bonding or veneers to cosmetically create a lateral incisor... READ MORE

I have had a dental implant for 8 years. The implant feels solid and does not move, but my dentist suggests removing fixture?

This could be possible. It is difficult to give you any insight on your situation without posting respective pictures or xrays. A second opinion could... READ MORE

Can I get veneers ?

Hello!It really depends on how much of an overbite you have and what your goals are cosmetically (its tough to say on here without photos). It will be... READ MORE

Need a cosmetic dentist that does implants, but will provide a temp. Tooth same day.

Hello,There are plenty of cosmetic dentist that are able to complete this although bare in mind that a temporary that same day make add slightly to... READ MORE

I have an implant with a temporary post on it for many years and the whole implant is coming out.

Hello Rick,It sounds like you have lost quite a bit of bone around the implant especially if it is loose like you describe. Taking an antibiotic is... READ MORE

I have worn dentures for 5 years, can I still get implants, and can they all be done at one time?

Hello! Implants are a very realistic option to either stablize your dentures or go for an "all on 4" type of surgery and final prothesis. The variable... READ MORE

Do I need to wear my Essix retainer all the time or over night after my bone graft/dental implant placement?

I tell my patients to wear it as much as possible to retain the space and at minimum, wear it while sleeping. It will also protect the grafted area to... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hofkes

Shawn Hofkes, DDS has shared 1 before and after picture with 4 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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