Some cases, be they periodontal, surgical, orthodontic, endodontic, or reconstructive, are both more difficult to diagnose and more technically demanding to treat. Some periodontists actually decline to treat such extreme cases at all. These patients can turn to our Beverly Hills periodontist, Nicolas Ravon, DDS MSD for help.
Dr. Ravon has specifically trained and developed advanced expertise for these most challenging cases. In fact his skills as a cosmetic dentist and periodontist in Beverly Hills have often been called on to correct the results of existing procedures that have turned out poorly or not as expected. In addition to his cosmetic dentistry work, Dr. Ravon is a skilled gum graft surgeon, and has performed hundreds of gum graft procedures to reverse the damage caused by receding gums. He prides himself on providing all patients, regardless of the complexity of their condition, the needed comfort and relief — not to mention a new, healthy, and more beautiful smile.
EXCELLENCE IN PERSONAL CARE.
Behind Dr. Ravon’s dedication to providing the best dental care available, there lays an equally strong drive to provide his patients the finest personal care.
As a child in his father’s dental office, Dr. Ravon witnessed from an early age the profound difference quality personal care made to every patient. This is the human side of dentistry. Following in his father’s excellent footsteps, Dr. Ravon considers exceptional dentistry and personal care to be equal and inseparable parts of operating a superior dental practice.
We hope you’ll schedule a visit with periodontist Dr. Ravon and experience the difference for yourself.
When it comes to caring for one’s smile, we all deserve the best. Whether you are in need of preventative care, cosmetic dentistry improvements, implants, periodontal care, orthodontics, or complete dental restoration, periodontist Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD invites you to enjoy the very finest in dentistry, oral health, and personal care — all in a comfortable and soothing environment in Beverly Hills that will have you feeling right at home.
A LIFETIME OF DENTAL HEALTH.
Dr. Ravon is a periodontist who develops oral health to last a lifetime. To do this we focus on the big picture — your big picture. Dr. Nicolas Ravon creates a Personal Treatment Program specific to your individual needs so that working together, we can maintain what is healthy, revive what needs help, fix what needs fixing, and build you a foundation of dental health to last a lifetime.
WORLD CLASS TRAINING. GLOBAL EXPERTISE. ALL IN BEVERLY HILLS.
The periodontist at Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD provides top-level dental expertise. Developed through extensive training in both Europe and America, his unique global acumen enables him to combine the very best of both worlds, and provide you with dental treatments, dental techniques, and advanced dental technologies that are truly the best the world has to offer.
THE LATEST SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND TECHNIQUE.
Even with Dr. Ravon’s years of experience, countless hours of specialist training, and multiple degrees, he continues to attend advanced dental seminars and receive training in the very latest diagnostics, treatments, and techniques. To be the best periodontist you can be, one must remain a student forever. Everyone in our office shares the same deep passion for learning and drive to become the very best they can be, assuring that our periodontist will always provide the most exceptional dental care the world has to offer.
YOUR PERSONAL TREATMENT PROGRAM.
When you meet with our periodontist Dr. Ravon, your Personal Treatment Program is designed specifically for you. Beginning at your first appointment, we thoroughly assess your existing state of oral health and learn what (if any) cosmetic changes you might like to make to your smile. Then based on everything we learn from you and your smile, your Personal Treatment Program is developed. With this in hand, you and your periodontist work together to build a strong foundation of oral health—one that will deliver big picture benefits to keep you happy, healthy, and smiling for years to come.
HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK
Beverly Hills Dental Implants Specialist Dr. Nicolas Ravon Dental implants look and function like natural teeth because they are made like natural teeth. They have an artificial root that is incorporated into your jawbone, firmly anchoring the dental implants in the same way that your natural teeth were. This tooth root is then topped with an attractive dental crown that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Most dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that is very biocompatible. However, Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD is one of the few practices in the country offering zirconia metal free dental implants that are ideal for people with metal sensitivity, and have many benefits for other candidates.
In the dental implants procedure, the artificial root is introduced into your jawbone. There are three options for when this can be done. Which is best for you depends on your oral health and desired results.
LOOKING FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIALIST?
The dental implant procedure benefits from the care of a specialist. The education and experience of the dentist performing the dental implant procedure is one of the biggest influences on the success or failure of your dental implants.
But here’s the catch: there’s technically no such thing as a “dental implant specialist.” In medicine, the term “specialist” has a very precise definition. A specialist is someone who has been certified by a medical board as having the training necessary to deliver specialized care of a certain type. Specialists take the training that general dentists do, then go on to get additional training in their area of specialization. In dentistry, only a few specialties have been recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Several specialties have bearing on the dental implant procedure, including periodontist. A periodontist is trained in the care and treatment of the tissues around the tooth, the gum and jawbone. This gives them insight into the proper techniques for placing dental implants.
In certain cases, once a tooth has been extracted immediate placement of the dental implant is possible, shortening treatment time by months.
The advantages of this technique over a standard 2-stage technique (described below), is the elimination of any waiting period as well as the second surgery.
The healing process (osseointegration) is a natural process as your body recovers and builds up new bone where the implant is placed. In some cases a temporary crown or bridge can be placed at the same time as the surgery so you can go home with a nice new smile.
When immediate implant placement is not an option, early placement is a faster alternative to traditional delayed placement. Similar to traditional placement there are two stages to early implant placement. Treatment duration will vary depending on individual circumstances but generally only takes between 2 to 12 weeks.
In traditional delayed implant placement, once a tooth is extracted 6 months is allowed for the surrounding bone to build up before proceeding with the implant procedure. Once the implant is placed, it is capped, covered with gum tissue, while it heals and firmly adheres to the surrounding bone. This generally takes 1-3 months.
Once your dental implants are fully integrated, in a second procedure the temporary cap is removed and your crown or bridge is placed.
ZIRCONIA DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH
CeraRoot dental implants are made from yttria-stabilized zirconia. This makes them different from the type of zirconia used as a substitute for diamond, which is pure cubic zirconia. Yttrium is very similar to zirconium, but it’s slightly larger. Adding it to the zirconia stabilizes the material and allows it to go through the high-temperature manufacturing process while retaining its strength. The addition of hafnium oxide, chemically similar to zirconium oxide, also helps improve the strength.
Just how strong are zirconia dental implants? Stronger than titanium, that’s for sure. Pure titanium, which is used in some dental implants, has a tensile strength of about 660 megapascals (MPA), about 96,000 pounds per square inch (psi). And with alloying, we can achieve tensile strengths of up to 993 MPA, about 144,000 psi. That’s pretty strong, but zirconia dental implants are even stronger, about 1000 MPA or 145,000 psi. But tensile strength measures how strong something is under pulling stress. What about compressive strength, which is necessary to endure the repeated crushing force of biting and chewing?
Zirconia dental implants are even stronger in this measure. Where alloyed titanium has a compressive strength of about 970 MPA, about 141,000 psi, zirconia dental implants’ compressive strength is about 2000 MPA, nearly 300,000 psi!
That strength, combined with the biocompatibility of zirconia dental implants, makes them a great choice for dental implants of the future.