Dentists & Naturopathic Doctors located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Gabi offers a full array of advanced prosthodontics treatments aimed at preserving a healthy mouth and treating painful conditions like tempomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). His skill and experience combined with his compassionate approach have earned him the respect and loyalty of patients throughout the Brentwood, CA, area.

Prosthodontics Q&A

What are prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry that is focused on replacing lost or damaged teeth with implants, dentures or crowns and bridges. A prosthodontist is also skilled in treating tempomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

What is a dental bridge?

A bridge is a dental device that's designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges comprise a metal framework that spans or “bridges” the gap left by missing teeth as well as one or more prosthetic teeth that are tinted and shaped to blend in with the surrounding teeth. A bridge is typically attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. To ensure those teeth are strong enough to support the bridge, the supporting teeth are typically fitted for crowns to enclose them in a strong covering. Dental bridges can be designed to be either fixed in place or removable.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

As long as you have enough underlying bone to support the implant and ensure it's firmly implanted in your jaw, you can be a candidate for dental implants. Even if you've experienced bone loss from a previous extraction or tooth loss, bone grafts can help restore some of that bone so you can still have a dental implant. Before undergoing an implant, be sure to discuss any medical conditions you may have with Dr. Gabi so he can make sure implants are the right choice for you.

How can an oral appliance help relieve my TMJ symptoms?

TMJ appliances and splints work by gently repositioning your jaw to relieve stress and properly align your bite. Oral devices are conservative treatments aimed at relieving symptoms without damaging teeth or requiring surgery.


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For patients with larger treatment needs we will work hand in hand with you to find payment plans that are comfortable for you and your family.

We will help you understand your coverage.

We provide a complimentary insurance verification and breakdown of benefits and copayments before your first appointment.

Please e-mail us ( a photo of the front and back of your insurance card along with the primary account holders birthday and we will provide you an estimate of your coverage. (Please note that e-mail is not HIPPA Compliant. If you do not wish to email your information, free to call us instead at 424-322-9707)

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You’re not alone! Many of our patients don’t have dental insurance. Reach out and we will make sure you know what to expect before you walk in the door.

For patients with larger treatment needs we will work hand in hand with you to find payment plans that are comfortable for you and your family.

For patients with larger out of pocket expenses, we recommend Care Credit. For more information about applying for a care credit account go to:

Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield
Careington Solutions Simplified
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers