Ali Makhmalbaf, DDS
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: DDS, 1997
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry of USC, 2007
Treatments offered at Westwood Dental Arts Center
Most popular answers from Ali Makhmalbaf, DDS
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
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
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
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
You should look for a Prosthodontist who has specialty and trained in crown and bridges, restoring implants and full mouth reconstruction. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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