We all know someone who is allergic to cats, penicillin or even grass. But, did you realize that you could also be allergic to materials used in your fillings or crowns. At the office of Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, state-of-the-art testing allows him to identify the best and safest biocompatible materials for each of his patients.
Need a crown? Remember the last time you had crownwork done? Customarily, it’s two or three appointments, over a few weeks time, to have a new high quality, natural looking, beautiful porcelain crown made and mounted.
Not any longer. The exceptional Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, whose office is in Beverly Hills, will take just a few hours to prep, produce and place a new porcelain crown for you. Using their high-tech advanced new equipment, this dental procedure is a breeze.
Many of us associate dentures and missing teeth with senior citizens, but according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 will lose a permanent tooth because of gum disease, an unsuccessful root canal, tooth decay or an accident. When Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi’s patients have missing or severely damaged teeth he often recommends dental implants rather than dentures or bridges as a solution. Missing teeth are not only a cosmetic problem; they can also be an overall dental health problem. When missing teeth are not addressed surrounding teeth can be lost or damaged due to tipping and crowding issues. Dr. Maddahi prefers implants to dentures because unlike dentures implants help to prevent jawbone shrinkage, a common problem associated with missing teeth. Dental implants are individually crafted to match the patient’s natural teeth. They also afford the patient more freedom when they eat, talk and smile as compared to dentures. The implant procedure starts when a small titanium cylinder post is surgically implanted into the jaw of the patient. It has been found that titanium can fuse with the jawbone for a secure, stable and functional bond between jaw and the implant. The implant post then acts as an artificial root for the new crown to be mounted to permanently. “My patients prefer the natural look and feel of dental implants. Patients also can eat and speak and even smile without worrying about their dentures slipping or moving,” Dr. Maddahi explains. Dr. Maddahi has specialized in providing outstanding, state-of-the-art dental care for more than 22 years, click here to tour his office. To find out more about dental implants or for a free dental consultation, contact Dr. Maddahi’s office by email or by phone at (888) 310-6771.
There are patients coming from all over Los Angeles for the care offered by Dr. Kourosh Maddahi and his Beverly Hills dentist office. Many come from local areas such as La Cienega, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades to this dentist office. Why? The level of care offered by Dr. Maddahi’s office is well in advance of most offices in the city. Only twenty-nine percent of adults in the US complete all of the three basic oral health care actions, per a survey conducted by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. Dr. Maddahi’s office wants to change that statistic.
Seems everyone knows that they are supposed to see a dentist twice a year. Teeth need to be cleaned and checked over. But why? What’s the big deal? Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, Beverly Hills dentist, explains why people use dentists. At least at some point in our lives, we have all our teeth. But in order to keep our teeth we must take care of them. A smile with missing teeth, grayed or yellowed or an unsightly smile can give a bad first impression. And, as the adage says, you don’t get a second first impression! Right?
Imagine that the dentist has given you the dreaded news — you need a dental crown. You cringe as you think about how you will be coming back to the office two or three times over the next few weeks for your appointments. How will you fit all these appointments on your busy schedule?
Beverly Hills Dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has made a visit to the dentist convenient and quick. It starts with free valet parking. No need to worry about feeding the parking meter or finding a space in a crowded, expensive parking garage, Dr. Maddahi’s patients drop their cars off with a valet service located right next door to the office, which is located between Little Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
As you walk through the door, Dr. Maddahi is ready to see you. The doctor limits his daily scheduled appointments so he can focus on one patient at a time. For the patients this means that there is hardly ever any wait time and the appointments go quickly. During your appointment, Dr. Maddahi and his dental staff thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth and gums, while answering any questions you may have or addressing any dental concerns. To see a video tour of Dr. Maddahi’s office, click here.
Dr. Maddahi wants his patients to have the best dental experience possible, which is why he practices gentle dentistryusing state-of-the-art dental diagnostic equipment, treatment tools and techniques. For example, If you require x-rays during your visit, they are done quickly and easily with a digital x-ray system. The x-rays images are available in just a few seconds, unlike standard dental x-rays, and can be examined chair-side on a computer screen.
Other high tech dental equipment used at the office includes IntraOral Cameras and Trinocular Compound Microscopes. The IntraOral Camera allows Dr. Maddahi and his staff to see teeth and gum surfaces easily and clearly for a more thorough exam. The high resolution, 40x by 1600 x Trinocular Compound Microscope is used to detect the level and type of bacteria that cause gum disease. The microscope enables Dr. Maddahi to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment options in a short amount of time.
With the addition of the new laser-based Waterlase MD, Dr. Maddahi is able to treat problems like dental caries and decay without the heat or vibration of a traditional dental drill. For many patients this means that their treatment can be done with no pain and no or little need for anesthesia.
To learn more about Dr. Maddahi’s gentle dentistry techniques or schedule to a complimentary dental consultation,contact us today.
It has been found that about 90 percent of halitosis or bad breath cases are due to improper oral hygiene. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, one of Beverly Hills’ top dentists, has several solutions to help keep bad breath at bay. “Many times halitosis is due to anaerobic bacteria. This type of bacteria feeds on leftover debris and dead cells on the teeth and gums producing the smell we associate with bad breath,” explains Dr. Maddahi. Steps to curbing bad breath start with proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing the teeth, cleaning the tongue, and regular dental cleanings. “We recommend brushing two to three times a day combined with flossing after meals. Regular appointments with a dental hygienist allows for the removal of dental tartar. And, regular dental exams will identify any dental caries, decay, infections or periodontal issuesthat may cause bad breath,” According to Dr. Maddahi. Because the bacterium that causes bad breath can be found on the teeth, tongue, gums and between teeth, even the most advanced toothbrush cannot reach every problem area. This is why dental floss is an essential tool in proper hygiene. New flossing utensils make this task much easier. Brushing the tongue or using a tongue scraper is also important. Close to half of all adults complain about having some degree of halitosis. While some causes of bad breath are well know, like eating garlic or onions, it has also been found that nose, lung and throat infections can also cause halitosis. A dentist can help determine if bad breath is due to a dental problem or if the patient needs to be referred to a doctor or specialist for an underlying medical disorder. Dr. Maddahi has been specializing in creating, beautiful-looking smiles for more than 22 years at his Beverly Hills offices. To find out more about Dr. Maddahi or to schedule a Complimentary Exam and Smile Evaluation, contact us by clicking here or calling (888) 310-6771.