Sinus Augmentation in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Occasionally when a tooth has been removed, the rest of the socket and the surrounding bone break or do not heal well. This can result in a deformity of your gums or an area of reduced density in your jaw. When this happens, Dr. Husam Elias may suggest a ridge augmentation. Also known as horizontal or vertical alveolar ridge augmentation or socket preservation, this procedure uses bone grafts to reestablish the alveolar ridge, which is the area across the roots of your teeth. The augmentation process will construct the bone back up to the original width and height to prepare the mouth for a dental implant. Ridge augmentation may also be recommended for cosmetic reasons to correct the appearance of your gums. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, CA, ridge augmentation can be performed with numerous bone graft options. Schedule an appointment to find out more information about ridge augmentation and dental implants, along with other approaches for mouth restoration.

You may be a candidate for ridge (or sinus) augmentation if you have lost bone density at the alveolar ridge of a tooth or teeth. Ridge augmentation can be performed as an outpatient procedure that will usually be completed with IV sedation. The first step is to set the graft inside the jawbone socket where the tooth was extracted. After that, your gums may be shaped over the graft before they are stitched closed. It may be required in some cases for our team to add a second substance to the graft to make the space and elevation that match the desired look. Following your procedure, you need to have a responsible friend or family member take you home and watch you for a couple of hours. You may experience some pain and discomfort following a sinus augmentation. Our team will supply you with the necessary recovery instructions, diet restrictions, and prescriptions to ensure you have a smooth recovery process. You need to contact our office right away if you have any questions or signs of an infection. Typically, it will take around 4 – 6 months for your mouth to heal before another procedure may be performed.

I took my daughter in for a consult regarding getting her wisdom teeth removed. Everyone was very nice and explained everything in detail. Dr. Pouya is very nice and explained the whole process to us from beginning to end. They were nice enough to schedule her surgery the following week since I wanted her to recover before she went back to school. I am very pleased with the whole office and how well the surgery went. I will definitely recommend Dr. Pouya to anyone needed their wisdom teeth removed.

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Well I think Yelp needs to consider to add extra stars for certain business I literally would give 100 stars if I can ! :)I was referred by my general dentist,  without hesitation or trying to find out what kind of office this maybe, actually it turned out to be ONE OF THE AMAZING office ever, called to make appointment I didn’t have to wait for weeks to see a dr, the staff is amazing on top of their task the girl whom I talked to I don’t know her name but she’s amazing she made my life very easy, I didn’t have to stress about anything, 2 days later I went in for my appointment for molar tooth extraction I met one of the amazing team , nurse Brittany she rocks she went through with everything with me explaining every little things In a way I would understand every bit of the procedure, than I met one of the best Dr’s ever Dr Vakilian, the most caring, educated, intelligent, the excellence in his work and what he does is unbelievable, My surgery was was so humble I didn’t feel anything before or after not to mention knowing I’m about to have surgery to this office I never been before I was not nervous at all because how they approach you make you feel like you are part of the family , dr Vakilian treats his patient as if he would do surgery for his own family, after the surgery  I didn’t have any complications what so ever, he has such light-handed for what his does,Also this dr check back on his patients few hrs later after surgery I never had any dr call me after any procedure, I will definitely recommend everyone to this office ( Southern California center for surgical and arts ) Thanks for everything!!

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Fantastic experience start to finish. I had Asian Rhinoplasty by Dr Elias and can not be happier. I love my nose so much, I get compliments from my friends about how cute and how it fits my face well.

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I had Silicone breast implants by Dr Elias, I went from flat to fab in under an hour, I love my new addition:)I came to Dr Elias as referral from a friend of mine who had hers done by him a few years ago and they still looked fantastic, so I decided to follow him on IG to see his work, it didn’t take long before I booked a consultation with him. He was thorough, knowledgeable and reasonably priced compared to other places I consulted with in the past. I’m extremely happy with my results, post op care was great, he saw me so many times to check the healing of my surgery. I can’t say enough about my results. I love ’em..

J.S. Yelp

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Sinus augmentation can effectively restore lost bone density and gum tissue that sometimes occurs after tooth extraction. Dr. Husam Elias can improve your gums and use a bone graft to bring the needed density for you to have the ability to receive an implant. If you are ready to restore your smile and replace your lost tooth, contact Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, CA to get more information concerning sinus augmentation.

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