Kathy Zahedi, DDS & Associates, located in Santa Monica, California specializes in providing state-of-the-art dental implants to restore oral function and aesethetics. If you have missing or damaged teeth, call our office for a professional consultation.
Dental implants are the most natural looking and best functioning permanent prosthetics available for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that's surgically implanted directly into your jaw bone and serves as the tooth's root. It is topped with a porcelain crown that is custom made to match your natural, neighboring teeth. Thanks to today's advanced technology and materials, dental implants are hard discerned from your natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
The titanium post is surgically implanted into your jawbone. Over time, it fuses naturally to the bone. This process is called osseointegration. Initially, the post is topped with a temporary crown. Once osseointegration is complete, a permanent one, custom shaped from porcelain and color tinted, is installed in its place.
Yes. Replacing gaps left by missing teeth is important to maintaining both the function of your teeth and your overall oral health. When missing teeth are not replaced, the gaps left can set off a series of oral health problems. The jaw bone begins to deteriorate. Also, neighboring teeth move to fill in the gap. This can cause your bite to shift out of alignment, which in turn can cause teeth to wear down and create other spaces where plague can accumulate. The accumulation of plague further promotes tooth decay and gum disease.
They are not only the most natural looking and durable option. They are also the only restorative method that preserves and stimulates natural bone growth. Dental implants require only the same care as your natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing and twice yearly dental examinations and cleanings.
At Kathy Zahedi, DDS & Associates, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Please note the specialists in our practice are not contracted with these insurances.
"I recently needed a crown on a molar tooth. My friend told me that Dr. Zahedi was good. So I gave her a try. She did a masterful job and managed every step."
"My kids and I have been seeing Dr. Zahedi for 5-6 years. She's great. She's kind and attentive. She also explains what she’s going to do before she does it."
"This is the best dental experience I have ever had. I recommend this office to anyone. Very friendly and professional."
"I had a fear of going to dentists until I came to Dr. Zahedi's office. Everyone here is so professional and kind, that my fear has completely gone away."
"Dr. Zahedi and her team are Angels! I actually look forward to going to the dentist now. They are professional, personable, and gentle!"
"You are the absolute best, most professional and amazing person I know. Thank you for being you"
"You are such a beautiful soul. You radiate kindness and generosity! I'm so excited to have an amazing dentist I can call home!"
"You not only gave me my clean white smile back, you also reminded me how important it is to take care our body, our temple!!! Thank you for all you do"
"The great thing about Dr. Zahedi is her attention to detail. The color, placement, and shape are perfect. My new tooth is more flattering than my own tooth was."
"Never in my life did I think that I would be enthusiastically leaving a Yelp review for my Dentist."
"I give her my highest recommendation. Her whole team is knowledgable, friendly and they really take care of you."
"The most soothing, relaxing experience I've ever had at the dentist...Dr. Zahedi is so gentle and reassuring...Highly recommend!"