Oral Surgeon Dr. Massoomi
Nima Massoomi, DMD MEd MD practices full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise in the face. His services include, but are not limited to, the correction of facial deformities, corrective jaw surgery, treatment of facial injuries, replacement of missing teeth with dental implant, facial contour augmentation via cheek or chin implants, bone grafting procedures. He attended St. Lawrence University majoring in Biology and Chemistry and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Subsequently, he moved to Boston to pursue a cancer research position at Boston University Medical School, studying the gene expression of Collagen and Elastin.
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Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are as close as we can get to replacing your natural teeth. If maintained properly, they are one of the longest-lasting dental procedures, when compared to traditional crown or bridge work. They are designed to mimic a root of a natural tooth by acting as a foundation for an eventual crown tat will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat normally, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours, i.e. lips projection/fullness will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence. If you have dentures that continue to fall out during normal activity, such as talking or eating, an implant-supported denture may be a solution.
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An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems (see Impacted Wisdom Teeth under Procedures). Since there is rarely a functional need for wisdom teeth, they are usually extracted if they develop problems. The maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth) is the second most common tooth to become impacted. The cuspid tooth is a critical tooth in the dental arch and plays an important role in your “bite”. The cuspid teeth are very strong biting teeth and have the longest roots of any human teeth. They are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together so they guide the rest of the teeth into the proper bite.
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To learn more about Dr. Massoomi’s passion of treating patients with compassion visit the following sites.
Cupertino: 10393 Torre Avenue, Suite L. 408-253-6081
San Francisco: 301 Main St., #1A. 415-813-6400