Dr. Moldovan is recognized internationally for her expertise in oral health, nutrition, and anti-aging. With two Board certifications – periodontics and nutrition – she brings an uncommon level of well-rounded knowledge to biological dentistry.
Her career in dental care began with a degree from Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Moldovan completed a post-graduate course in periodontics at University of California Los Angeles. You might think that a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA would round out her qualifications, but Dr. Moldovan did not stop there. She is a certified nutritionist and a diplomate in the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Moldovan has also developed her own line of natural oral healthcare products, ORASANA. She is passionate about giving back to the community, and is involved with several charity organizations such as America’s Tooth Fairy and Homeless Not Toothless.
Implant Dentistry Beverly Hills
Missing teeth impact your smile, ability to speak clearly, diet, self-esteem, and social interactions. Implant dentistry is the most advanced tooth replacement option available. Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness provides a range of implant dentistry services to restore smiles and oral function.
A dental implant is a tiny cylinder made of biocompatible material. In a brief, meticulously planned oral surgery, the implant is placed into the jawbone to replicate the root of a missing tooth. Through a natural process called osseointegration, bone fuses with the implant, creating a solid foundation for a restoration. Because the implant resides in the jaw, it provides stimulation essential for strong, healthy facial bone.
Ceramic Dental Implants
Dental implants are traditionally made of titanium, a light, durable biocompatible material. However, an increasing number of health-savvy individuals in the Beverly Hills, CA area are taking advantage of ceramic dental implants. Metal-free implants are available at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills.
Why choose non-metallic implants?
- Biocompatible – Non-metal dental implants are made from zirconia, a strong ceramic fired at extremely high temperatures. A ceramic implant is placed into the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. Over time, the bone fuses solidly with this bio-friendly material.
- Non-allergic – An allergic reaction to metal alloys in the mouth can occur years after a dental procedure. Resulting inflammation and itchiness can cause bone loss and implant failure. There is no risk of allergy with zirconia.
- Non-corrosive – A chemical reaction from mouth acids can corrode metal dental work. Zirconia is a bioinert material that resists corrosion.
- Does not trigger galvanism – A mixture of metals in the mouth can create an electrical current with saliva acting as the electrolyte. Galvanism is linked to a variety of symptoms ranging from oral discomfort to headaches, vertigo, insomnia, TMJ disorders, and much more. Use of non-metal restorative materials avoids this risk.
- Non-conductive – Electrically-charged dental restorations encourage bacterial growth. Zirconia is non-conductive, creating a healthier oral environment.
- Aesthetic – Titanium implants may leave a gray metal aura at the gum line, as soft tissues recede. Ceramic implants are white. Topped with a beautiful porcelain implant crown, the restoration looks completely natural.
- Holistic – Ceramic implants contribute to overall wellness. They do not impede flow of energy through the body’s meridians.
Bone grafting for dental implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that resides in jawbone. Bone fuses with the implant to form a solid foundation for a crown, fixed dental bridge, or removable denture. However, there must be sufficient bone to ensure stable placement.
The implant success rate at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills is very high due to expert treatment from Dr. Maghami, a Board certified prosthodontist. She is adept at grafting bone for dental implants.
PRF dental treatment – a breakthrough in bone grafting
Platelet rich fibrin, or PRF, is a healing biomaterial that promotes bone and soft tissue regeneration. In combination with a bone graft, this minimally invasive technique utilizing a byproduct of your own blood, prevents many of the potential complications that could compromise implant success. PRF was initially utilized for mature implant patients with age-related healing conditions. However, PRF treatment is beneficial in most bone grafting cases.
Biomimetic dentistry, aims to conserve as much of the tooth as possible. When replacing old fillings, fractured and decayed teeth, the biomimetic dentist aims to keep teeth strong and seal them from bacterial invasion. In dental practices around the world, Biomimetic Dentistry has eliminated cutting teeth down unnecessarily for crowns, whenever possible which may lead to destructive root canal treatments. Our restorative dentists take all the precautions to ensure the tooth is kept alive and create as little inflammation as possible during restorative treatments.
Informed individuals know that amalgam dental fillings pose unnecessary health risks due to mercury content. Our office uses a highly biocompatible all-ceramic filling material, as it contains none of the toxic monomers, generally present in most white fillings. This liquid ceramic material is strong enough even for molars, durable, and blend beautifully with the smile. But what about BPA? The team at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills offers only BPA-free fillings.
Laser gum surgery
Gum disease creates a pocket around tooth roots. This allows bacteria and infection to penetrate deeper, attacking the ligaments and bone that hold teeth securely. Conventional treatment involves a non-surgical deep-cleaning technique called scaling and root planing to smooth root surfaces. It is usually performed one quadrant at a time. Gum flap surgery is an alternative. Soft tissue is cut and folded back so that the root area may be accessed and cleaned, then sutured back into place. Both procedures cause significant discomfort and require an extended healing period.
Our doctors use a periodontal laser to remove inflamed gum tissue and sterilize the pocket. A laser is a device that delivers a specific wavelength of light energy. Treatment is gentle and precise, contributing to quick regeneration and healing.
Benefits of laser therapy
- Reduces need for anesthesia.
- Eliminates anxiety associated with drilling sounds and sensations.
- Less bleeding and swelling.
- Minimizes recovery time.
- Less tooth structure has to be removed for fillings.