Dental implants are a wonder of modern dentistry. With preparation, placement, and restoration performed by an experienced dental team, the success rate is an astounding 98 percent (with good patient home care). However, searching for the lowest priced dental implant service could cost your oral health, warns Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles.
What could go wrong?
An implant may loosen or fall out if osseointegration has not occurred. This occurs when bone naturally fuses to the implant over time. Implant failure can be caused by a sudden impact to the mouth.
However, it is usually the result of an inexperienced dentist:
- Improperly positioning the implant.
- Placing an implant in an area without sufficient bone (and not performing bone grafting).
- Overloading – immediately placing a crown, bridge, or denture without proper planning. Using the wrong type of implant or incorrect placement creates undue force, which disrupts osseointegration.
- Not screening the patient for anesthetic sensitivity.
Peri-implantitis is an infection resulting from bacteria present during implantation, or from poor dental hygiene after surgery. This inflammation of bone and gum around the implant can also be caused by using excess cement to bond a crown to the implant abutment.
An implant may protrude into the sinus cavity, leading to inflammation or infection. This should not happen with appropriate pre-procedure diagnostics, and sinus augmentation if necessary.
Safeguarding implant success
Dr. Mungcal has more than 20 years of familiarity with successful implant placement. His practice is equipped with current technologies such as a CT scan device for high-resolution, three dimensional images, vital in implant planning. He handles most implant procedures personally, collaborating with trusted specialists for complex cases.
Is low upfront cost worth your oral health and beautiful smile? Trust your dental implant procedure to the experienced team at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. Call 213-863-9464.
Share this Article
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and
exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by
attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to
be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition
to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He
updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He
also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about
dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last
long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of
Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary
goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry
and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly
skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned
his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to
prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that
your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!