Dr. Matian is a fully accredited metal-free dentist in Encino, California. He is a native of the San Fernando Valley, having lived in the area since the age of two. He grew up in a “dental family,” with both his father and uncle practicing dentistry.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2000, Dr. Matian decided to pursue further education by following his father’s footsteps in dentistry, which he considered to be the perfect blend of science and art. After a brief application process, Dr. Matian got accepted to the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.
Once his study was underway, Dr. Matian was immediately attracted to emerging dental technologies, including metal-free dentistry, CAD/CAM technologies and dental implants. USC was on the forefront of dental education, including biomimetic dentistry, which reconstructs teeth in a way to mimic their natural aesthetic form and function.
During this time, Dr. Matian worked under some of the most respected dentists in the world to develop his clinical skills. He found a particular enjoyment in the creativity and artistic qualities of cosmetic dentistry. He excelled in his studies, becoming one of the few students to perform cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry as an undergraduate.
Dr. Matian graduated with honors from USC in 2008.
Following his graduation, Dr. Matian began working as an associate dentist with a high profile holistic dentist. It was during this time that Dr. Matian developed a love and understanding for biocompatible dentistry. To this day, it remains a primary practice philosophy, and Dr. Matian is careful to use only biocompatible materials in all procedures delivered.
Dr. Matian created BioDental in 2009 while continuing his work as an associate. He began by seeing his own patients one day per week. In 2013, he decided to dedicate his full schedule to developing BioDental, officially opening his practice in a private, state-of-the-art facility. Since the inception of BioDental, its top priority is to provide personalized, high quality, metal-free dental care.
Dr. Matian currently resides in Tarzana, California. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, reading about technology and science, working out, and traveling.
If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be your best option. Dental implants are more stable and last longer than bridges, partials or dentures. Dental implants provided at BioDental in Encino are placed by Dr. Shawn Matian, a top implant dentist and board-certified periodontist, to ensure the full success and restoration of your teeth.
Missing teeth greatly impact the form and function of the mouth. Firstly, they create a cosmetic problem that can make patients feel quite self-conscious about their smile. Not only that, they can also impact the functionality of your teeth. When a tooth is missing, the teeth around it naturally start to spread to fill in the gap. This eventually leads to problems with your bite, which can lead to pain, discomfort and infection.
Because this cosmetic issue can quickly turn into a medical one, getting a dental implant soon after losing a tooth is important. When searching for an implant dentist in Encino, look no further than BioDental which offers cutting edge technology and non-metal options to quickly and safely install the dental implant before neighboring teeth have time to spread.
Dental implants have advanced over nearly three decades with better materials, improved procedures, and professionals who continue to expand their knowledge and experience. This state-of-the-art technology takes only about an hour to place a single implant. The level of discomfort is generally described as relatively mild.
Before your surgery, Dr. Matian, a top implant dentist in Encino, will discuss your options with you. Dental implants will not decay, and this method of repair does not need to rely on adjacent teeth to fasten or support crowns or bridges. Implants are the closest to replacing natural teeth that science has developed. As such, they must be kept clean and plaque-free with proper brushing and flossing, as well as routinely scheduled cleanings with the BioDental oral hygienists. Dental implants have become the treatment of choice when considering how well they facilitate good underlying bone and gum health.
The Importance of Dental Implants
Besides the obvious reason of improving appearance and making chewing easier, there is another important reason for getting a dental implant when you are missing a tooth (or more than one). The bone that surrounds a tooth needs constant stimulation by the tooth root in order to maintain its density and form. Throughout the day, the teeth transfer stress to the bone, causing the bone to regenerate. If the bone didn’t have this regenerative capability, the multiple stresses on the bone would eventually cause it to wear down and deteriorate. Without the stimulation, the regenerative capability would be lost.
The deterioration of the bone can cause many problems, but three main problems include: additional teeth falling out, sinus problems and an increased risk of developing gum disease and experiencing gum irritation.
Above the bone that surrounds your top teeth is your sinus. This is supported by the bone. In essence, the tooth supports the bone, which supports the sinus. When the bone deteriorates, the sinus is no longer being supported and starts to sink into the area the bone would usually occupy. This causes the gums to get irritated, resulting in gum irritation and diseases.
In addition, the sinking sinus can cause headaches and other sinus problems. It is not uncommon for someone to have “sinus problems” that are actually caused by tooth problems!
As a result of the deterioration of the bone and the gap in your mouth, your other teeth can start to shift. Your teeth can start to fall out – so one missing tooth can lead to many missing teeth.
For these reasons and more, it is extremely important to get dental implants if you are missing any teeth. If you’re looking for dental implants in Encino or Los Angeles, Dr. Matian and the whole team at BioDental can help. Call today for your consultation, and learn more about Dr. Matian and why his patients rave about his treatment, calling them the best dental implants Encino & Los Angeles have available.