We have provided answers to the frequently asked questions we receive about our procedures and care. To learn more and schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon in Walnut Creek, California, call us at 925-934-7888 today! Dr. Ali Alijanian and our team will be happy to speak with you about our oral health care.
Do you perform cheekbone implants? Yes. We provide zygomatic implants, which we consider to be cheekbone implants.
What anesthesia options do you offer? We offer local anesthesia, which helps numb certain areas of the mouth, and general anesthesia, which helps you fall asleep during the procedure. During zygomatic implant surgery, we can even offer anti-inflammatory medications through IV sedation to lessen discomfort after the procedure.
Do you offer local anesthesia, IV sedation or nitrous oxide? Yes, we offer all three of these main anesthesia and sedation options.
Do you take Blue Cross® Blue Shield®? We offer all PPO insurance plans.
What are the post-op diet recommendations after a molar extraction? We recommend clear liquids immediately after surgery and a soft diet until your follow-up visit. You can learn more on our Post-Op Food Recommendations and Post-Op Nutrition pages.
Do you provide full-mouth dental implants? How much does this treatment usually cost? Yes, we specialize in All-on-4® treatment. The treatment cost is determined at the time of the consultation and reviewed with the patient.
How long will my visit take? Appointments typically take between 45 minutes and an hour.
How long has your practice been in the area? We have been in Walnut Creek since 2009.
How does the implant process work? Who does what? The oral surgeon and general dentist perform different parts of the dental implant process. Dr. Alijanian performs the surgical portion of the procedure and places the dental implant. The general dentist does the crown work and the restorative portion, placing the dental crown or other dental restoration on top of the implant.