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.
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 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.
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.
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.|