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With advances in dental technology, people who have lost or are soon to lose all their teeth in the upper or lower jaw now have an alternative to removable dentures. Our Pasadena full arch replacement provides comfort and stability with a fixed bridge attached to dental implants anchored in the jawbone. Implant supported teeth look and function like natural teeth and provide important oral health benefits for the patient.

At the practice of Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. in Pasadena, Dr. Eric Cho performs full arch replacement implant procedures for patients who have lost their teeth to decay, injury, or periodontal disease. Dr. Molayem and Dr. Cho practice integrated, conservative dentistry, using the least aggressive methods possible, with a focus on the well-being of the entire patient.

What Is Full Arch Replacement?

In full arch replacement, a full jaw of teeth can be replaced with dental implants and fixed bridges for a stable, aesthetic, long-term solution. With state-of-the-art implant systems today, a minimum number of implants are required to support the maximum number of teeth – a full arch of the upper or lower jaw. This cutting-edge technology has life-changing benefits for many people. It provides a solution that is comfortable, secure, and reliable, unlike removable dentures.

Full Arch Replacement Procedure

In the first phase of the procedure, Dr. Cho will surgically place five implants in the jawbone. Dental implants are titanium posts that fuse to the jawbone and function like tooth roots to hold a replacement tooth or bridge securely in place.

The implants are left in place for up to several months to give them time to fully integrate within your jaw. Temporary teeth are attached so you can eat and function normally during this healing period. The next step is to fit and securely install the bridge onto the implants. Your new teeth will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Benefits of Full Arch Replacement

In addition to comfort, convenience, and reliability, full arch replacement can have significant health benefits for men and women who have lost their teeth. Implants stabilize and stimulate the surrounding bone, preventing the loss of jawbone volume and density. Implant-supported teeth allow normal function of the jaws, nerves, muscles, and joints and make it possible to eat, chew, speak, laugh, kiss, and smile normally. They also restore support to the mouth, lips, and facial structures for a more youthful and attractive appearance.

A fixed bridge attached to dental implants has many advantages over removable dentures:

  • Your replacement teeth are not taken in and out of your mouth or attached with adhesives.
  • There is none of the discomfort and insecurity associated with dentures.
  • You are able to eat and function as through your replacement teeth were natural teeth.
  • Bone loss is prevented and your facial structure is preserved.
  • It is a stable, long-term solution that can last a lifetime for many people.
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If you have lost all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or your remaining teeth will soon need to be extracted, full arch replacement in Pasadena may be the right solution for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Cho at the dental practice of Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

 

Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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