Dr. Abdy, as his patients like to call him, co-founded MD Periodontics with his wife and partner, Dr. Nazanin Daneshmand, in 2002. Their mission was to offer Southern Californians a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary dental practice offering holistic, cosmetic, orthodontic, and implant dentistry, in addition to unsurpassed periodontal care, in a single clinical setting.

From the day the practice first opened its doors, the overriding goal was to provide patients with excellent care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Dr. Moshrefi and his team of professionals succeeded in earning the trust of their patients so well that, after just 3 years, they opened a second location in Long Beach to meet growing demand for their services.

Dr. Moshrefi is passionate about using his masterful dental skills to help his patients recover their oral health. That said, he feels strongly that the doctor/patient relationship is the foundation for a successful treatment plan. That is why he and his staff dedicate time to getting to know each patient to better understand their concerns and needs.

In creating this dialogue with the patient, they are able to teach them about their oral health condition and the proposed treatment plan. Letting patients know what to expect goes a long way toward decreasing treatment anxiety. This inclusive approach has earned Dr. Abdy and his team high praise from satisfied patients.

Best Los Angeles Implant Dentist :

Dr. Abdy Moshrefi is an award-winning Beverly Hills implant dentist with almost two decades of experience in providing state-of-the-art implant dentistry. Having personally placed thousands of dental implants and tooth restorations, his experience, great skill, and artistic eye have made him among the very best in his field.

Thanks to modern dentistry and Dr. Moshrefi’s skill, artistry, and experience using the latest high-tech procedures can correct almost any smile and make it absolutely picture perfect.

A Holistic Dentistry Pioneer :

Doctor Moshrefi approaches your oral health from the perspective that it is intricately connected to your overall health. And so, his approach is to offer dental and periodontal treatments that not only address your oral needs but that also support your overall health. That is why we offer metal-free dentistry and toxin-free treatment options such as zirconia ceramic dental implants and metal-free fillings. Because at MD Periodontics we feel that achieving optimal oral health shouldn’t come at the expense of your general health.

Giving back to his profession :

Dr. Moshrefi believes that to whom much is given, much is expected. That is why he has contributed to his profession by helping to form future dentists, serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics at USC’s prestigious School of Dentistry.

In addition, Dr. Moshrefi has advanced knowledge in his field as an invited lecturer at dental and periodontal symposia throughout the U.S. and has given talks to educate the public on the state of the art implantology.

Education :

Dental Training
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1999

Periodontal Training
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Specialty Certificate in Periodontology, 2002

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Master’s of Science in Craniofacial Biology, 2002

Undergraduate Education
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1995

Board Certification
Diplomate, American Academy of Periodontology and Implantology, 2003-Present

Academic Appointments
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2002-2005
Clinical Instructor to Surgical Residents

Professional Memberships :

    • American Dental Association
    • American Academy of Periodontology and Implantology
    • California Dental Association
    • Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry
    • Los Angeles Dental Society
    • Holistic Dental Association

Lecturer :
T-cell Response to Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans in Chronic Periodontitis, American Academy of Periodontology Scientific Session
Boston, MA, September 1999

Fundamentals of Dental Implants, Lecture
Los Angeles, CA, February 2005

Knowledge of Current Trends and Technologies in Implant Dentistry, Biohorizons Tapered Implant System Featuring Laser Lok Technology
Sacramento, CA, September 2009

Implants and Tooth Replacement
Los Angeles, Rancho Park Rotary, March 2011

Etiology and Treatment of Gingival Recession
Charter College, Long Beach, CA, August 2012

Grafting for Root Coverage, Lecture
Los Angeles, CA, November 2012

Hard and Soft Tissue Site Development for Implant Therapy
Beverly Hills, CA, August 2013

Ceramic Implants as a Viable Treatment Option in Treating Partial Edentulism
Beverly Hills, CA, September 2016

Ceramic Implants as a Viable Treatment Option in Treating Partial Edentulism, Annual Meeting of Holistic Dental Association
Atlanta, GA, February 2017

Comparison of Ceramic Implants: One Piece vs. Two Piece Systems and Clinical Applications, Z Systems Annual Global Symposium
Carlsbad, CA, April 2017

Tooth loss is a surprisingly common problem

You might be shocked at how often tooth loss occurs among all adults. It is estimated that more than a third of all adult Americans have lost at least one tooth.
Missing teeth can be embarrassing, cause people to hide their smiles, and be a source of anxiety, discomfort, and insecurity. The gaps missing teeth create easily become infected with bacteria, which causes other teeth to shift out of place, making it difficult for people to speak or eat correctly.

MD Periodontics’ award-winning implant specialists and dental practice is sensitive to the pain and shame of missing teeth. We provide state-of-the-art dental implants, restoring our patient’s natural smiles and self-esteem, as well as preventing future oral health problems based on their specific needs.

Dental Implants :

Dental implants are the closest substitute you can get to natural teeth. Up to 3 million people in the U.S. use implants to improve their smiles, eat more comfortably, and fill out their faces for a healthier look. A dental tooth implant can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.

Our satisfied implant patients exceed national averages of a 98% success rate. That means rock-solid support for your dental restoration – quite an improvement over an ill-fitting fixed bridge.

Dental implants are small posts that take the place of the tooth’s original root in your jawbone. Because the post is fused to the jawbone, implants do not make noise or cause bone damage like bridgework and dentures.

After the post has firmly joined the jawbone, we screw an abutment (a metal connector) into the implanted post. A custom crown is fabricated and placed on the abutment to complete the process and give you a natural look.

Types of Dental Implants :

Ceramic Dental Implants

Ceramic dental implants have been available in the United States for a little more than a decade, but have been a tremendously popular type of implant in Europe for several decades.

Also known as Zirconia dental implants, ceramic implants are made of one material that looks completely real. So much so that you cannot tell the difference between them and your real teeth.

FDA-approved ceramic implants are the best esthetic option, bar none. It is also the only option for anyone with a metal sensitivity interested in keeping metal out of their mouth (Holistic Dentistry).

One thing to know about Zirconia dental implants is that they require great precision when placed in the jaw by your implant specialist. Thus, a top-flight periodontist is highly recommended to perform the procedure for optimal long-term results.

Titanium Dental Implants

Titanium was a preferred material for dental implants in the 1960s. The reason is that the material is quite durable and integrates fairly well with the bone in your jaw. Titanium can be somewhat more affordable than ceramic and is slightly more resistant to cracks and fractures than ceramic.

Titanium implants don’t look bad, but they do have some downsides. Besides the aforementioned metal allergy issue that some patients develop, there are potential aesthetic concerns.

Since titanium dental implants cannot be completely tooth-colored (like ceramic dental implants), some of the metal can become visible when you smile. For example, if a patient develops (or is prone to) gum recession, the metal at the implant’s base becomes visible, which is not ideal.

All-on-4 dental implants

Full arch, like All-on-4, dental implant treatment provides patients the opportunity to replace all or part of their upper and lower teeth with a custom-designed smile that uses the implants for anchorage. This option has a much more natural look than dentures.

Our periodontist surgically inserts four to six titanium posts into your jawbone as the main anchors during this procedure. A temporary prosthesis is then attached to those implants, and the area(s) are allowed to heal—the result: a seamless look across your mouth.


Q How much do dental implants cost?

Many of our patients ask us, “how much are dental implants?” The cost of dental implants depends on your situation and requirements. A thorough examination of your mouth during your free consultation allows us to estimate the potential cost accurately. We can also discuss what insurance may and may not cover.

We believe that cost and affordability should not stand in the way of getting needed dental work, so we offer a wide range of payment options. With our convenient dental implant financing, you can take care of your dental problems now and pay off the cost of your treatments monthly. We go out of our way to find the right financial answer to your dental needs.

Q Does dental insurance cover implants?

Different insurance providers offer varied coverage for dental implants. Most providers do not cover the procedure because it is considered cosmetic. However, some providers provide implant coverage, but it often comes with limits, exclusions, or a hefty deductible. Sometimes, some needed services, such as tooth extraction, may be covered if necessary.

Q Does Medicaid cover dental implants?

While straight Medicaid and Medicare may not cover dental implant procedures, it is possible to apply for a federal grant. The grants are often approved when implants are not just a cosmetic procedure but a necessity to prevent further damage to the jawbone and gums.

Q Do you offer mini-implants?

We offer short implants; we do not do mini-implants anymore because there are better options. However, we occasionally use mini-implants for temporary anchorage and orthodontic treatment.

Q Are dental implants painful?

At MD Periodontics, our patients report no pain during the procedure and minimal discomfort during recovery.

Q How long do dental implants last?

It’s not unreasonable to ask “do dental implants last forever?” The implant screw itself can last a lifetime, assuming the patient receives regular dental check-ups every six months and brushing and flossing regularly. However, the crown usually lasts about 10 to 15 years before being replaced due to wear and tear.

Q How long does a dental implant procedure take?

A single implant procedure takes 60-90 minutes. The entire dental implant process can take as little as three months.

Q How long after dental implants can I eat normally?

Typically, most patients can begin eating a full, normal diet within one week after their surgery. The first few days following your procedure, you should be careful only to eat soft foods or liquids to protect your vulnerable gums.

Q Who is best qualified to do dental implants?

Because they have received the highest level of specialized training for dental implant surgery, periodontists are the best choice for dental implants.

Q How long do dental implants take to heal?

It takes about an average of six months for dental implants to heal completely from start to finish.

Q Can you get dental implants if you have bone loss?

Yes, you can get implants if you have bone loss. In some cases of bone loss, dental bone grafting may be required.

Q Do they put you to sleep for dental implants?

At MD Periodontics, we offer several different types of sedation including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia; though being put to sleep is rarely required.

Q Can you have dental implants with receding gums?

Yes. Bone and gum grafting may be necessary, but we will discuss what is necessary for your exact situation.

Q Can you have dental implants with gum disease?

Patients will need to have their gum disease treated before becoming candidates for dental implants.

Q Can a dental implant be replaced?

Yes, in the rare instance of a failed implant, the implant can be removed and replaced. This process is called dental implant rehabilitation.

Q What causes dental implants to fail?

When dental implant procedures are done by less experienced dentists or, basically, non-experts, this is usually the cause of implant failure. We have extensive experience in restoring failing (or failed) implants.

Q Are there side effects of dental implants?

Temporary side effects for dental implant surgery include swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding.

Q Are dental implants safe?

Although extremely rare, infection and nerve damage can occur following dental implant surgery. To avoid complications, it is important to do your homework and find a highly qualified periodontist and be sure to share your complete medical history with your surgeon.

Q Dental implants vs. veneers, which is better?

Dental implants are the best option for those missing teeth. Veneers are the best option when you have your natural teeth but want to improve their appearance.

Q What is the best maintenance of dental implants?

The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you maintain them. They need to be professionally cleaned at dental check-ups once every three to six months. Also, brushing and flossing daily is necessary to maintain your new teeth, as well as overall systemic health.

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