How to Choose the Right Periodontist

Selecting the right Periodontist can seem challenging if you don’t know what to look for. Patients in Century City and the surrounding areas should ask three key questions before scheduling a consultation with a local Periodontist: How do they diagnose patients? Do they actively seek continuing education opportunities? Have they updated their technology to reflect the latest advancements in treatment? The answers to these questions…


Five Advantages of Dental Implants

A missing tooth can change your smile and shift the alignment of your teeth causing difficulty eating and speaking. Without a replacement tooth, Beverly Hills patients may even experience bone loss that causes premature aging. While there are different solutions to replace missing teeth, dental implants provide the closest match to the structure, and function, of your natural teeth by using the same anatomical principles…


Dr. Anson Interview With American Health Front

Dr. Anson was recently interviewed by American Health Front on the state of dental implants. From low cost implants to training and experience, Dr. Anson covers it all in this informative interview.


Diabetes and Periodontal Disease: Recommendations for Patients in Beverly Hills

While you likely know that it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums, you may not be aware of the connection between proper oral health and diabetes. Diabetes is a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood. Eventually, these diseases can be disabling or life-threatening, affecting the heart, nerves, and other areas of the body. Because of its…


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium, serving as a bionic “tooth root” which supports a new crown to replace a tooth that has been lost. There are several reasons that patients, who see us in our Beverly Hills office may require dental implants such as: Traumatic injury: Teeth can be loosened and even knocked out by a misplaced elbow during a friendly football or…


Heart Disease Linked to Periodontal Disease

There are several types of cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. Among these is infective endocarditis, which involves inflammation of the interior lining of the heart and heart valves and is usually the result of bacterial infection. While damaged and abnormal heart valves are at greatest risk, the condition can also occur in normal valves when a large amount…


Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

The link between periodontal disease and diabetes has been well documented. Research has found that periodontal disease is more prevalent in diabetics than in non-diabetics, and that diabetics lose more teeth. This prevalence is most likely due to the fact that diabetics are more susceptible to infections. Recent research has shown that periodontal disease can negatively impact diabetic control, making it more difficult to regulate…


Teeth-in-a-Day

“Teeth-in-a-Day”is a concept that is very appealing to most Beverly Hills patients. But this is a bit misleading in that the entire process takes more than one day. The first step is an initial evaluation with a 3D CAT scan. Virtual planning software is used to plan the entire case on models, including implant placement and the design of the replacement teeth. After the surgical…


Bone Resorption (Deterioration)

When teeth are lost or extracted, the bone that previously supported those teeth no longer serves a purpose and begins to resorb, or deteriorate. For example, when a front tooth is lost and replaced with a tooth-supported bridge, the gums and bone above the false tooth begin to collapse as the bone resorbs, or melts away, leaving the false tooth hanging, or suspended without support….