8 Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

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It is not a secret that smile can boost your confidence and help you to interact with people. That’s why you should always try to keep it for a lifetime.With dental implants this is possible. It is very important to replace missing teeth. Not only for your other teeth health and stability, but also for your overall health.  With missing teeth, you lose your chewing ability. What is more, other teeth can change their place, get crowded, tipped or even lost. It causes continuous problems.


Missing teeth cause jawbone disintegration. Body senses that bone is no longer needed for the function. Then it starts to dissolve away, moving minerals to other parts of the body. When that happens, your appearance starts to change: lips fold in, wrinkles starts to develop around the mouth, chin visually goes forward. That makes the person look much older than he actually is. With dental implants, you can improve your appearance and prevent bone deterioration.

Regaining your self-confidence

With dental implants, you will be able to laugh and smile shamelessly. What is more, you will be capable of eating what you want. Your self-esteem will increase dramatically. Implants will feel as natural as your own teeth and you will no longer have to be ashamed of something. You will just simply feel good about yourself and how you look.

Comfort level

Dental implants are permanent. You won’t be able to take them out from your mouth, so you will feel comfortable in everyday situations: like eating, drinking, speaking, laughing or tooth brushing. They will look and feel as your natural teeth.

Restore your smile to look as natural as possible

Dental implants are the closest restoration to natural teeth. No one could notice that it is not your own tooth. Thinking about long-term results, dental implants are the most aesthetically good looking restoration, especially for front teeth.

Keeps your natural teeth healthy

Other restorations, such as partial dentures, can harm your natural teeth with constantly moving clasps. They push teeth back and forth. Moreover, gums get harmed as well. Implant supported crowns and bridges does not involve your natural teeth, so they’re not getting destroyed or damaged in comparison with partial dentures. So in this way, you can make your smile last longer by simply saving your natural teeth as healthy as possible.

Quality of life

This can be increased by simply never having to take out dentures or bridges again, never having to deal with metal clasps or toxic adhesives in your mouth. Moreover, you will be able to eat all the hard and crunchy foods again, and by that improve your eating habits. You can speak and feel better. What is more, you will be able to smile confidently again.

Other health issues

By improving your oral health you will surely improve your overall health as well. For example, if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can cause strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases. That happens because dental implants are similar to natural teeth, so taking care of them is also similar. With good oral hygiene maintenance and regular checkups, you would be able to save your smile for a lifetime.

Easy care

You can take care of implant as easy as your natural teeth. All you need to do is brush and floss regularly, do regular cleanings and checkups.

At Mission Hills Dental we will help you to get your self-esteem back, feel better and increase your overall quality of life. We believe that you deserve to smile again and we are willing to do everything we can to get the best results.

We believe that with dental implants you will get immediate results with a complete improvement in teeth stability, chewing and comfort.

If you are considering tooth implantation, feel free to call us and schedule your appointment: (818) 322-0208

Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

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Should I get my teeth whitened?

Modern nowadays dentistry can do little tricks for you to feel better about your smile. When you feel good about yourself people catches your confidence and notices it. Moreover, teeth whitening is beneficial for your overall health. It not only boosts your confidence but promotes healthy smile. It can increase  overall happiness. Who doesn’t like feeling good about themselves?

Discoloration causes 

Over time, your teeth starts to change it’s color. It may happen for several reasons, such as: 

  • Age

With age, enamel gets thinner so the underneath layer, which is called dentin, starts to shine through. Dentin is a lot yellower than enamel, so teeth in general look darker, because of  dentin.

  • Extrinsic

Extrinsic stains may appear because of many different external reasons. It may happen if you like to smoke, drink coffee, red wine, tea, etc. Enamel can stain because of food also: the pigments attaches to enamel and causes teeth discoloration.  

  • Intrinsic

This happens because of tooth inner structure reorganization: with time, the dentin darkens and gets yellower. That may happen because of trauma, medications or excessive amounts of fluoride usage during the childhood.  

The Zoom Procedure


Before the procedure teeth cleaning it’s recommended to remove plaque and calculus. First, we have to protect the lips and gums and leave the teeth exposed then we apply whitening gel which consists hydrogen peroxide. The Zoom light and whitening gel penetrates beneath the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The total treatment is 45 minutes long and it is sectioned for three 15-minute sessions of light activation.

Aftercare: Maintaining Whitening Effects

To get the maximum result of the treatment you must consider to avoid using tobacco products or colorful drinks  (like coffee, tea, red wine, cola, etc) and certain foods. You will have to use touch-up kit and maintain a proper oral hygiene and visit your hygienist regularly for scheduled teeth cleanings.

Your dentist may suggest you using toothpastes with whitening agents to maintain maximum results after the procedure.


The Zoom light produces a little heat, so it can cause teeth sensitivity, which may feel uncomfortable. You can ask your dentist anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior the treatment, so it would lessen the symptoms.

Whitening products is not recommended for children under 13 years of age, and for pregnant or lactating women.

Moreover, whitening procedure for some of the people may be less effective than to others. It depends on individual tooth tissues structure which is not the same for everyone. So you need to consult with your dentist whether you can get your teeth whitened or no and find out how it will perform specifically in your mouth.

If you have any questions or you are considering the procedure call us at (818) 322-0208.





Want to Restructure Your Smile?

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If you want to restructure your smile, Porcelain Veneer is the best option for you.

How do Porcelain Veneers work?

Porcelain Veneers are layers made from very thin pieces of custom made tooth shaped porcelain to create an attractive smile. This procedure can help you to recover the function of your teeth

This procedure can solved a lot of teeth issues like:

-Misaligned teeth

-Crooked or chipped teeth

-Gaps between teeth

-Discolored or stained teeth

-Unsightly shaped

-Broken teeth

Are Porcelain Veneers permanent?

Veneers are not permanent but they are durable and can last 5 to 10 years.

How to take care of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers deserve the same treat as your natural teeth with

regular  brushing and flossing.

Are Porcelain Veneers right for me?

For most people Veneers is the best solution to fix little problems but every case is different. To see if you are candidate for this procedure call us at (818) 322-0208 to get your complementary consultation.



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