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Dr. Giri Palani, DDS, FICOI is known as a leading dentist, and is at the forefront of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, he is proud of the education that he received at some of the world’s most outstanding medical facilities, and that his education is to the benefit of his patients. Dr. Palani graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and then completed a rigorous Hospital Dentistry Program at the world renowned Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Educated Dentist

Completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Palani was selected to serve as Chief Resident in the prestigious program of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA. During his time at UCLA Dr. Palani was able to hone his skills in Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. During this advanced training in dental implants, Dr. Palani gained expertise while rehabilitating numerous smiles, making them healthy and beautiful. With his knowledge and education, Dr. Palani has been certified as a Fellow in International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).

Holistic Dentist

Holistic Dentistry is an important aspect of Dr. Palani’s practice. This way of thinking is based on the understanding that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body, therefore disease in the mouth can affect other body systems. Dr. Palani uses the most biocompatible materials and his office is environmentally friendly. His unique treatment plans are customized to your needs, and may include a package of: herbal toothpastes, vitamin complementation, gum conditioners and co-enzymes, as well as exercise, relaxation and nutritional counseling, and behavioral therapy.


Dental Implants

Dr. Palani, Implant Dentist Award-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.

Zirconia Implant

Palani Center for Dental Implants offers several types of dental implants to restore missing teeth, and improve your smile! A traditional implant consists of two parts: a titanium post (the component that mimics the root of a tooth), and an abutment (the support structure that attaches to a prosthetic). Recent technological advancements have led to a new kind of implant—a single structure made from zirconia.

Benefits of Zirconia Implants

Zirconia implants are increasing in popularity for some reasons:

Esthetics – Zirconia is a white, non-metal material that will provide a more natural look.
Hypoallergenic – Although it is extremely rare, some patients may experience an allergic reaction to titanium. With zirconia, sensitivity and allergy issues are not a problem.
Design – Most titanium implants are designed in two pieces. Bacteria can penetrate and accumulate between these parts which may produce a strong breath odor. Because of its one-piece design, zirconia implants are more resistant to bacteria growth.
Shorter process – Because the implant and abutment are placed at the same time, the process is much shorter than a titanium implant. Also, most zirconia implants are designed so they can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction.
Comfort – A less invasive procedure will result in a more comfortable healing process. The strength of zirconia also allows for greater function after the surgery.
No Corrosion – Zirconia implants are a nonmetal material that is completely resistant to corrosion, unlike their titanium counterparts. Also, Zirconia is not a conductor of electricity or heat.


Q What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone that will now serve as a permanent root for a missing tooth. After this new root has fused with the bone, Dr. Palani will then place a crown on the implant, providing you a tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Q Why get a dental implant?

Dental implants give the patient who is missing a tooth a permanent tooth that looks and feels just like a real tooth. When you have a missing tooth it can cause bone loss in your jaw, it can cause other teeth to shift and move in your mouth, it can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and it is something that you are always aware of, altering your level of confidence.

Q Are dental implants different from dentures?

Dental implants are a permanent fixture that feel and look like your regular teeth. Dentures are removable and can often feel bulky, making them difficult to get used to

Q Who can place a dental implant?

An implantologist, like Dr. Palani, who is trained in cosmetic dentistry, should perform the procedure. Don't take shortcuts when it comes to this procdure.

Q What do dental implants cost?

The price will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, insurance coverage, and what preparation work needs to be completed. Schedule a consultation with us at Total Smile Care to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Q Will dental implants hurt?

No, it will not hurt. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have fear or anxiety you should discuss sedation options with Dr. Palani.

Q How long do implants last?

Implants, if taken care of properly, should last a lifetime. Regular oral hygiene and dental office visits are important to the success of your implant.

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