Innovative Smiles
1042 E Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807

Dental Implants

Dentist Long Beach 9 Dental Implants FAQ

Have questions about dental implants? You’re not alone! Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as an option for patients to replace missing or compromised teeth. That’s why we at Innovative Smiles Long Beach have put together this list of some of the most common questions we get about dental implants and our answers to them.

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, which can be used to replace missing natural teeth. They stabilize and support the jawbone by replacing its root structure.

How long will the procedure take?

In most cases, multiple dental implants can be placed during a single appointment. Afterwards, though, it may take several months for implants to settle into place and fuse with the jawbone before a crown can be attached.

Will I have a gap between my teeth during the healing process?

No, a temporary tooth prosthetic will fill the gap. If you do not receive a dental crown immediately, we will make a temporary one for you until the permanent one is ready.

How long will implants last?

As long as you take care of them, they will feel and act like normal teeth and can last for a lifetime. But if you neglect your dental implants, they will not last as long. It is essential to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular checkups.

Will the procedure be painful?

Our patients report minimal discomfort, if any at all, and no swelling. We can provide general anesthesia for those patients who would like to be more comfortable during their procedure.

How much does an implant cost?

The cost of dental implants varies depending on how many you receive, the type of prosthetic used, and the condition of your jawbone and teeth. It is often less than that associated with permanent bridgework.

Why are implants expensive?

The process involves three specialists—a surgeon, a restorative dentist, and a lab technician. Each implant is customized to your specifications, with great attention paid to each patient’s unique needs.

Does my insurance cover dental implants?

Dental implant coverage is becoming standard among more and more insurance companies, and our team can help you file claims.


Patient Testimonials

I normally hate the dentist, it gives me so much anxiety!!! This experience was so pleasant and exciting! The doctor was very thorough in explaining and answering any questions! Everyone was so nice and the office is super clean, cute, & modern! I am glad to have one doctor that I trust!!

\ Lauren W. (Google)

I recently visited Dr. Jesmine Boghawala’s long beach dental office for Invisalign, and I couldn’t be happier with the service I received. From start to finish, my experience was exceptional, and I am excited to share my positive feedback.

First and foremost, Dr. Jesmine Boghawala’s is a fantastic dentist. Her expertise and experience were evident throughout the entire procedure. She took the time to explain each step of the Invisalign process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed. Her gentle approach and attention to detail made the treatment a breeze. I truly appreciate her professionalism and commitment to patient care.

Furthermore, the entire team at the office was friendly and welcoming. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with warm smiles and genuine hospitality. The employees demonstrated a deep understanding of customer service, making me feel valued and at ease. Their professionalism and dedication to creating a positive atmosphere were evident throughout my visit.

The office itself is brand new, and it is immaculate. The cleanliness and organization of the facility exceeded my expectations.

One of the aspects I truly appreciated about this dental office was the ample parking available.

I discovered her office through my CPA, whose office is located next door. I feel fortunate to have found such an excellent dentist right in my neighborhood. Given my positive experience, I will certainly be returning for any future dental needs.

\ Farnoosh B. (Google)

“Great Dentist and nice brand new dental clinic 🙂 Next door is also tax office so I try to combine both appointments to have both important things done at the same time. It’s also convenient located and lots of parking!”

\ AirbnbAssistantCOM. (Google)

“Very clean and modern facility. Doctors and staff are helpful and attentive. Thank you!”

\ Justin F. (Google)

“The procedure was such a breeze and they were so right. From the surgeon to the assistant I can’t recommend this place enough to calm all your nerves and dental anxiety.”

\ Charisma B. (Google)

Jeanine and the staff were very helpful and patient with me! The atmosphere here is very peaceful and relaxing, which really helped me with my dental anxiety.

\ Kelly M. (Google)

Dr. Jesmine and Team have always been a breathe of fresh air when it comes to Dentistry customer service and care. I live in Long Beach but I started at their new Cerritos location. The location is beautiful and well kept and their staff were always welcoming, warm and hospitable. They were always very helpful when explaining services needed, insurance questions and best short term and long term options for me personally. As soon as I heard about their Long Beach location opening, I jump on the opportunity to schedule appointments there too and as expected, the location is clean, aesthetic and staff is equally as welcoming as Cerritos. From one woman owned small business owner to another, they know what matters to customers and they are implementing it at the highest level. I’ll be referring local friends and family to them for sure!

Whitney F. (Yelp)


If you are ready to experience the Innovative Smiles difference, call to schedule an appointment today. Our skilled team is eager to craft the smile of your dreams.

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