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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, 1997
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry of USC, 2007

Treatments offered at Westwood Dental Arts Center

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What are the risks (long term and short term) of using Cadaver Bone Graft before Dental Implant?

If you have an infected tooth and it has to be extracted, I recommend not to place implant right after extraction. It is better to extract your tooth,... READ MORE

Is This Tooth Hopeless or Can It Be Saved with a Build Up and Crown? (photo)

It depends on how deep your cavity is. X-ray is necessary to evaluate your tooth. If cavity is not too deep, you will need root canal, post, build up... READ MORE

How Are Teeth Prepared or Prepped For Dental Veneers?

It really depends on the situation. If you want to close gap between teeth or change shape of a malpositioned tooth so it varies between no prep to 0... READ MORE

Does the Possibility of Having a Root Canal Decreases After Getting a Crown?

If the cavity is deep and it is touching the pulp, I will not make a crown right away after placing filling. I will wait 6-8 weeks to evaluate the... READ MORE

How to find a dentist with higher than average dental bridge making skills?

You should look for a Prosthodontist who has specialty and trained in crown and bridges, restoring implants and full mouth reconstruction. READ MORE

I decided to have dental bonding. Should I have it done after getting a mouthguard? (Photo)

You have to get bondings before fabricating a mouthguard. If you get your mouthguard first, It will not fit in your mouth after having bondins. READ MORE

2 weeks post dental implant, infection/inflammation?

Having pain 2 weeks after implant placement is not a good sign. See your doctor as soon as possible to find out reason of having pain. READ MORE

Bone graft needed if I receive an extraction with implants?

Implant placement can be done either at the same day of extraction or after few months. Bone graft depends on bone quantity and It can be evaluated by... READ MORE

Can you have a root canal done through a crown by drilling and refilling?

If your crown is OK and margins, contours, contacts are acceptable, root canal can be done through the crown. It has to be evaluated by your dentist. READ MORE

What can I chew with dental implants?

You do not chew on dental implants. You can chew with restorations on top of dental implants and it depends on what kind of restoration you will have.... READ MORE

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