Implant Placement and Restoration Specialist


Implant Placement and Restoration services offered in Pacoima and Canoga Park

Dental implants are an effective, sturdy way to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. At WestCare Dental, Salina Asidera, DDS, provides implant placement for residents living in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Call today or use this website to book an appointment and find out if dental implants are right for you.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants consist of a metal post surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. The metal post is topped with a dental crown to fully restore function and look of your smile. This provides an effective and permanent solution to missing teeth. 

People who have lost a tooth due to trauma, decay, or gum disease are also candidates for dental implants.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are often a superior choice compared to dentures, which may slip and slide around when talking and require extra care. Implants are permanent, sturdy, and functional. Plus, they complete your smile in a natural-looking way, so you maintain your confident smile. 

Consider the benefits of dental implants to treat missing teeth, including:

  • Permanence
  • Comfortable fit
  • Natural appearance
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Jawbone support
  • Preservation of facial structure and volume

Dental implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. They can even serve as anchors for an entire row of dentures.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

After evaluation of your oral health, WestCare Dental can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. They consider if:

  • You’re missing one or more teeth
  • Your gums are healthy
  • Your jaw has finished growing
  • You want to replace a bridge
  • You desire a permanent solution


WestCare Dental reviews all the pros and cons of dental implants to help you decide if they’re an option for missing teeth.

What is involved in dental implant placement and restoration?


The process of getting a dental implant takes several visits and a few months. During your first visit at WestCare Dental, your provider surgically implants the metal post into your jawbone, using a local anesthetic. 


It takes a few weeks and sometimes a few months for this metal implant to fuse to the jawbone. Once fused, your provider attaches an abutment to the post, which will hold your dental crown. The dental crown is manufactured to look and feel natural. 


Get started on the process of completing your smile today. Call WestCare Dental or use this website to schedule your dental implant consultation.