Mini Dental Implants (Teeth-in-an-Hour) in Pasadena, CA

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The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA is proud to offer mini dental implants. At about half the diameter, mini implants, or teeth-in-an-hour, were designed to benefit patients whose jaw cannot support traditional implants. While many patients will need to undergo bone regeneration or obtain a bone graft to be candidates for traditional dental implants, this is not always an option. Mini implants are also a great option for a patient that needs to replace a small anterior tooth. The procedure for mini implants is less extensive and less invasive than traditional implant placement, which can require several months of healing time. Schedule a consultation with a member of our board-certified dental team to learn more about this innovative option for tooth replacement.

The mini dental implant procedure is performed in The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery office using local anesthesia. More sedation options are available upon request should you prefer a deeper state of relaxation. Using advanced diagnostic imaging, a member of our team will determine the best possible position for your implant placement before beginning the procedure. Next, using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive technique, your implants are placed into your jawbone. The heads of the implants will protrude from your gumline to provide a strong foundation for securing your restoration.

Any discomfort from the implant procedure will usually subside within 48 hours. Many patients are able to eat within a couple of hours following the procedure. Your restoration will feel very secure, and there will be no sutures to care for. Be careful to avoid very hard or sticky foods at first as these could cause discomfort. To care for your restorations, you should remove the denture, rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash, and clean around the implant with a cotton swab and toothpaste for the first few days. Afterward, you can return to your standard dental hygiene routine as recommended by Dr. Elias.

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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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

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Dr. Stephens is the best!

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went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

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Mini dental implants are a wonderful option for those who would like a fast, natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth that's beautiful and easy to obtain. If you have been told that you are not a candidate for traditional dental implants, contact The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA to schedule your mini dental implant consultation today. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

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