Tuesday, October 30, 2012

World Class Dental Implants in Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Palani, your dental implant dentist in Beverly Hills, CAAward-winning dentist Giri Palani, DDS, FICOI, is a world-class implantologist. He is a Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has been certified as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This internationally recognized leader in restorative and cosmetic dentistry has helped hundreds of patients restore their teeth with dental implants.

With Dr. Palani's extensive training and utilization of the latest dental technology, Dr. Palani's office is unique, making it a one-stop location for your dental implant.

From initial consultation to completed crown, we will help you restore your teeth using dental implants – all in one location, all directed by Dental Implant Expert, Dr. Palani. You can be sure that you will get only the highest standard of care, to ensure that your dental implant procedure is gentle, rapid, and finishes with a beautiful, natural tooth that only you know is a dental implant.

Unlike many dentists in the community, Dr. Palani is skilled in the both the surgical placement of the dental implants and the restoration with crown and bridgework. He is one of few dentists in the area to have attained Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This is a significant advantage for the patient who requires not only a restoration of the natural function but also a beautiful cosmetic result.
Ready to learn more about dental implant restorations? Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Your Cosmetic Dental Appointment: What Do You Need To Know?

Your cosmetic dentistry consultation in Beverly Hills, CA
While we all feel we know a beautiful smile when we see one, there is no perfect smile. That's because each person has a different perception of what is beautiful; you and your cosmetic dentist may even have a difference of opinion. So it's important that you discover what you really like and then communicate that to your dentist.

The Dentist's Perspective
Studies have been conducted to determine what dentists and other dental professionals see, and what the patients see, when looking at a beautiful smile. While non-dentists typically focus on a single element, cosmetic dentists like Dr. Giri Palani in Beverly Hills, CA look at the entire complex – the lips, gums, teeth, bite, face, personality type, hair and skin color, and more. They examine the smile and analyze the length of the teeth, how the teeth line up with other facial features, gum-to-lip distance, and other characteristics.

Your Perspective
To get the most positive results from your experience with Dr. Palani, communicate clearly, from the beginning, and have a good understanding of what you want from your smile. As materials and techniques have improved over time, our aesthetic has made way for the more naturalistic result. Dr. Palani's patients are often pleased with teeth having a sense of regularity and alignment, more like nature intended...[Read More]

Your Smile Makeover Consultation
A smile makeover consultation between you and Dr. Palani will consist of a conventional evaluation and an esthetic evaluation. The conventional part of the consultation will be a physical examination of your teeth, gums, and bite, and the taking and evaluation of x-rays. The esthetic part of the consultation will be more subjective, and this is where communication between you and Dr. Palani is important.

The only way to get what you want in a smile is through open, honest, and clear communication between you and the cosmetic dental professionals at Total SmileCare. Ready to embark on your smile journey? Schedule Your Appointment online today!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Transform Your Smile From the Inside Out

Dr. Palani, cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, CACosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more. A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Palani can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns.

Patients who have undergone treatment are often transformed from the inside out because knowledge in the dental profession is constantly growing. It means striving for a smile that connects. The changes that Dr. Palani can make to your smile, through a wide variety of procedures, techniques, and the newest materials, are remarkable.

Today's cosmetic dentistry includes tooth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored restorations and fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and more. You may be surprised by how dentistry has evolved and what can be done by an experienced cosmetic dentist. We invite you to notice the difference in cosmetic dental treatment in Beverly Hills, CA. Book your appointment today!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dental Checkups - More Than A Cleaning: Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer. Approximately 40,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012. Published studies show that currently less than 15% of those who visit a dentist regularly, report having had an oral cancer screening. Historically, the greatest strides in combating most cancers have come from increased awareness and aggressive campaigns directed at early detection.
It is important to realize that a visit to the dentist is no longer about a filling, a crown, or a postponable cleaning, but is actually a matter of life and death. Dental examinations, when properly done and which include a screening for oral cancer, will save lives. Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

At Dr. Palani's offices in Rancho Palos Verdes and Beverly Hills, CA, the oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the Dr. Giri Palani. To learn more about oral cancer and why screening works,
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We encourage you to make an appointment today at Total SmileCare in Beverly Hills, CA for your annual dental exam and cleaning, and make sure that you are on the path to wellness. Contact us today for your Oral Cancer Screening!

Monday, October 1, 2012

History of Sedation Dentistry

Going to the dentist can be a great source of stress. Thanks to the invention of sleep or sedation dentistry, things have changed. Apprehensive patients can relax and everyone can experience pain free dentistry. At Dr. Palani's offices, he offers a full spectrum of sedation dentistry to custom fit your needs. Before explaining the services offered, let Dr. Palani tell you about the history of sedation or sleep dentistry.

Often referred to as "sleep dentistry" or "sedation dentistry", minimizing or eliminating fear or anxiety around dental procedures is not new or unique. Dentists have been working on ways to ease discomfort or fear of dental procedures since the 19th century. In 1845, Connecticut dentist Horace Wells convinced his partner John Riggs to use nitrous oxide to extract his aching tooth. The extraction was a success and no discomfort was felt. Dr. Wells realized that he had the opportunity to change dental experiences for everyone.

Wanting to share his discovery, Dr. Wells attempted to demonstrate the use of nitrous oxide during a dental procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, the gas bag was withdrawn too soon and the patient experienced pain. The audience booed Dr. Wells and walked out of the auditorium, leaving him humiliated. However, in that audience was one of Dr. Wells' students, a young man named William Morton. Believing in the procedure, William Morton decided to try and [...] Read More

To experience sedation dentistry and relieve anxiety about your dental treatment, call us today at (310) 601-7950 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Palani, Beverly Hills' premier sleep dentist.