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12/08/2012
By: lizethmendez
Picasso Smiles Dental
I HIGHLY recommend these dentists. After an accident, I had broken my 4 front teeth. Other dentists told me to just remove the teeth and get dentures. NOT these dentists. The damage was bad but immediately Dr. Shams and Dr. Shayesteh went to work. Now, unless I said something, no one would ever know that my front teeth had work done! Their skills made my smile Perfect! They don't look fake or discolored, and all the procedures I've had to go through were painless and show good results everytime. They are very knowledgeable, very patient and comforting. Their staff is friendly and know their stuff as well. I noticed they treated children even as small as 3 yrs old! I'm very grateful and happy that this business was there to help me keep my teeth and help me smile again!!
12/08/2012
By: ruehlc
Picasso Smiles Dental
BEST...dentist I have been to. I was nervous since I had not seen a dentist in a long time. But I lost a filling and Dr. Shayesteh did a wonderful job!! Truly I felt no pain and was comfortable the entire time. The office staff is friendly and energetic. My husband was entertained with one of the many ipads they have available for anyone to use!! I found Picasso Smiles through an advertisement sent to my home. It had the pictures of the dentists, therefore it seemed I already knew them when i arrived!! Nice ad. Thank you
12/13/2012
By: yvonne_m
Picasso Smiles Dental
I have always been truly scared of dentists since I was little. I was nervous in the waiting room but the environment made me feel very relaxed and the staff helped me relax and assured me that everything was going to be okay. I had my teeth pulled out by Dr. Shayesta and it was a surprisingly calm experience. I watched a movie during the procedure and it really helped me calm down. I give their service and company a 10. Dr. Shayesta was great. I will be going back there to get some more work done!
12/07/2012
By: espressolvr
Picasso Smiles Dental
Among the many dentists that I have been to in the past, I could say that the doctors at this office are warm and compassionate. Dr. Shams was my treating dentist, and as much as I dread going to the dentist, he was very light-handed and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Overall, their office staff are friendly, energetic, and caring. Enrique, my hygienist there, also gave a thorough cleaning.A+
02/13/2013
By: gonmarylou
Picasso Smiles Dental
I was very nervous at first due to a bad dental experience in alburquerque but once the doctor came in I began to feel a lot better. I got caps and a bridge done and the doctor did a good job! I felt little to no pain during the work that was getting done. People in the office, even the secretaries were nice and friendly. Very nice place to go.
10/14/2015
By: Review 1.
Mountain Park Dental - Noemi Vargas DMD
I've been going to Mountain Park Dental since Dr Gregerson. I like the new dentist that took over the practice, Dr Vargas. She has kept the same feel in the office rooms as Dr Moreland and she was very friendly. Her staff was very helpful and made sure my insurance paid! It feels good to have a motivated Dr in the office again!
12/19/2012
By: davenaim24
Picasso Smiles Dental
Last week i went for a check up at Picasso Smiles with my two kids, honestly the best dental office i've ever been too! Their office staff were very proffesional. Dr. Shams was very kind and friendly, and did a great job on me and my kids. I was very satisfied with their work and greatly recommend them to everyone!
12/13/2012
By: carlitos47
Picasso Smiles Dental
Dr. Shams did cosmetic work on me and I am happy with the results so far. Dr. Roberts does the rest of my work. The service is very good and I feel relaxed in the doctor’s office. I did experience some pressure but that is expected since they do take the time to explain what to expect before the procedure.
12/13/2012
By: araceli.c
Picasso Smiles Dental
The doctor was gentle during my procedure and I am happy with the outcome. Despite the fact that lots of children are in and out of the clinic, what stood out to me the most was the cleanliness which is a big thing for me. Furthermore, Dr. Shams along with the staff treated me very well.
12/13/2012
By: patttoj
Picasso Smiles Dental
I’m the nervous kind when I have any procedure done but Dr. Shams is very sweet and I don’t feel as uncomfortable. I am satisfied with the work and I do have appointments in the future for other work that I need. I was happy with the deep cleaning as well that Dr. Roberts did.
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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