Downey, CA is a town southeast of Los Angeles that is full of amazing history. The town actually received its name from the first governor of Downey, an Irish settler by the name of John Gately Downey. Beginning with airplanes assembled on lines, Downey soon became involved in the space program.
It is home to the famous Apollo space program and the Space Shuttle. The area also has a rich scene in music and the movies. Many celebrities are from Downey, such as musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and third baseman Evan Longoria. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, located in Downey, pioneers discoveries in spinal and post-polio care.
Downey is the home of the oldest McDonalds still in operation. From a dairy town, to an area known for its orange groves, to a pioneer of the aerospace industry, Downey has worn many faces and offers a thriving community.
Dental Implant & Oral Surgery in Downey, CA
Dr. Hooman Adamous provides patients in and around Downey, CA with state of the art dental care, assessment and treatment from dental professionals that are both compassionate and caring.
From technologically advanced diagnostic tools to cutting edge treatment options and surgical procedures, Dr. Adamous’s stands out as a pinnacle of dental excellence in the Downey, CA area.
From tooth extractions to dental implants and bone grafting, their team of talented dental health professionals will help make sure you get back to showing off your pearly whites in no time.
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Downey
Our caring and dedicated dental surgeons are highly experienced and passionate about helping our patients receive the best restorative and corrective dental care possible.
Hooman Adamous, DMD and Brittany Sonnischsen, DMD have expertise in all things oral and maxillofacial surgery, including but not limited to simple wisdom teeth removal, to corrective jaw surgery and implant placement under general sedation.
What is Oral Surgery Used for?
Oral surgery is a branch of dental medicine that combines both the disciplines of dentistry with surgical procedures and care. Dentists practicing as oral surgeons are well versed in a broad spectrum of dental treatments while also being highly trained in the area of dental surgery.
Oral Surgery May be Appropriate for the Restoration of the:
Oral surgeons are referred to as maxillofacial surgeons.
When is Oral Surgery a Good Option to Consider?
Because oral surgery is a specialty dental procedure, you will typically need a referral from your dentist to an oral surgeon. This is usually done if it is determined that you may need additional treatment or preparation outside of the scope of general dentistry.
Individuals who suffer from acute or chronic pain and discomfort of the mouth, face, neck or teeth may need to seek out the additional counsel or opinion of an oral surgeon.
Failure to Seek out Help May Result in:
- Decreased quality of life
- Undue stress and anxiety
- Continued or worsened pain and discomfort
- Long term issues impacting eating, chewing and speech
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a marvel of modern dentistry, helping those with missing, broken or damaged teeth permanently restore the appearance and function of their pearly whites.
What is the process for dental implants like?
Dental implants are a specialized procedure requiring multiple stages and visits that include oral surgery with the assistance of an oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the tooth is removed (if necessary), a rod (often made of titanium) is surgically implanted into the jawbone. This “post” will eventually serve as the anchor upon which your new artificial tooth, called a crown, will be placed.
Once the rod has been surgically implanted, patients generally have to wait a number of months while both bone and gums graft with the rod. During this time your dentist will outfit you with a temporary crown. Once the rod has properly fused and your gums and jaw healed, a permanent artificial tooth can be placed. This permanent crown can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
Dental Implants may be a Good Option for the following:
- Missing teeth
- Teeth that have lost form or function
- Those with broken or chipped teeth
- As a replacement for dentures
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The thought of having wisdom teeth removed can invoke anxiety in even the most reserved and calm of individuals. From teens to adults, no one is excited about having to get their teeth pulled. At our dental clinic, we take special care to ensure our patients are comfortable and relaxed during every procedure. For those patients who need or request it, we can employ general anesthesia to elicit various levels of sedation when needed.
Bone grafting might sound scary, but in the hands of our experienced team you’ll be back to normal before you know it. Bone grafting involves the addition (grafting) of natural or bone-substitute material in order to rebuild or further support your jawbone. This is often done in order to create a better substrate for which to place a dental post and implant.
For example, if your jaw bone is too soft or isn’t thick enough, you may require dental bone grafting prior to dental implant surgery in order to properly support the implant.
Bone Grafting Materials Include:
- Natural bone (cadaver or harvested from your body)
- Synthetic bone
Friendly, Caring Staff that Treat You Like Family
With over 50 years of combined experience in dental care, our team is both experienced and dedicated to helping our patients live their best life by enhancing the appearance, function and health of their teeth, jaw, oral cavity and more.
We’re a team of passionate and caring staff that does everything we can to make sure our patients get the best care possible from smiling faces who treat them like family.
Don’t Let Dental Issues get you Down – reach out to us today to get the help you deserve
From exploring options related to tooth extractions, dental implants or dental surgery, to having your questions answered and getting the care and attention you deserve, we’ve got you covered.
Our talented and highly skilled dental staff are happy to make sure you get the information you need and the quality dental assessment, diagnosis and treatment you need to look and feel your very best.
Zip Codes in Downey: 90239, 90240, 90241, 90242