September 6, 2017

DENTAL IMPLANT CASE STUDY

Replacement of a single tooth with dental implant
Actual patient of Dr. Khazian
Surgical and restorative treatment by Dr. James Khazian

 

The following case represents a failed root canal tooth that was replaced by a dental implant. The following x-ray shows the tooth with failed root canal which caused substantial bone damage around the root of the tooth. The area outlined by red line represents the bone loss caused by the infected tooth.

Broken tooth repair San Diego Dentist
The tooth had to be extracted and the bone damage repaired by bone grafting. The following x-rays shows completed treatment and full repair of jaw bone. An implant was surgically placed into the bone after bone grafting was done. A porcelain tooth was attached to the implant to replace the lost tooth.

Broken tooth repair Escondido Dentist

Implant dentistry is the most modern approach for treatment of lost or failing teeth. Implant teeth are strong and natural looking. They feel, function and look like natural teeth.

The first step in replacing your lost or failing teeth is to consult with an experienced dental implantologist. Dental Implant Centers offer free consultation and x-rays so you may learn more about dental implants, evaluate your specific dental condition, and determine if you are a candidate. To make an appointment you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex, will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for free x-rays and consultation you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

 

san diego dental implant center

 

Continue reading...

August 16, 2017

DENTAL IMPLANTS VS. DENTURES
WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE

 

Do you have dentures that are uncomfortable, ineffective for chewing, fake looking, and embarrassing? If you are one of millions of Americans who have denture problems and are looking for better options you should seriously look into dental implants.

Dentures have been around for centuries and people have used them because no better option was available. Modern dentistry is now offering dental implants which are the next best thing to natural teeth.

Dental implants are permanently anchored to the jaw bone. They fuse to the bone and, like natural teeth, stay solidly in place during chewing and talking. Unlike dentures, implant teeth are not bulky. They have the exact same size and anatomy as natural teeth. Implant teeth feel, function, and look like natural teeth.

The following chart is a side by side comparison between implant teeth and denture teeth:

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS VS. DENTURES

  • Implant teeth feel and look natural
  • Dental implants last a life time
  • With implant teeth you can eat your favorite food with confidence
  • With Dental implant you can speak naturally with no lisp
  • Implant teeth stay in your mouth permanently, not in a cup
  • Dental implants protect your remaining natural teeth
  • Dental implants maintain healthy and strong facial bone and preserve your young look
  • Like your natural teeth, implant teeth become a permanent part of your mouth
  • Denture teeth feel and look artificial
  • Dentures have to be replaced every 5-8 years
  • With denture teeth your diet is restricted to softer, missing on necessary nutrients
  • Dentures quite often affect your speech and cause embarrassment
  • Dentures should be removed after each meal to clean and stay in a cup at night
  • Partial dentures are anchored to remaining natural teeth, overloading and damaging them
  • Dentures cause facial bone deterioration and premature aging
  • Dentures are bulky, slip, move around and always feel fake
To learn more about dental implants and how it can enhance the quality of your life, you may take the first step and meet an experienced dental implantologist. Dr. James Khazian has been practicing implant dentistry in San Diego since 1991.

He has performed thousands of implant surgeries and helped thousands of patients restore their lost teeth.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Khazian.

For a free consultation and x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego.

This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for free x-rays and consultation.

 

san diego dental implant center
Continue reading...

August 7, 2017

HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?Replace missing teeth dental implants

The short and quick answer is “very successful”.  According to researches, dental implants that are done by qualified implant dentists have a success rate of about 98%. Dental implant treatment has been proven to be the best option for missing or failing teeth. Implant teeth are stable, strong, natural looking, and comfortable. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone and  become a permanent part of the mouth. Patients who have implant teeth forget having them in their mouth because they feel, look, and function like healthy natural teeth.

Surgical placement and restoration of dental implants is a complex procedure and involves many details. To make sure the long term success of your implants you should work with an experienced and skilled implant dentist who has performed thousand of surgeries and is adequately trained and experienced to understand the details.

Equally important in assuring success is the post operative care and maintenance of implant teeth. This will be a team effort between the patient, doctor, and dental hygienist. Implant teeth require excellent oral hygiene, consisting of brushing and flossing. Your doctor will recommend dental cleaning and check up biannually or every 3 months.

It is important to know that your oral health is closely related to your physical health. An individual with poor health condition will have a harder time maintaining a healthy mouth. Dental implants have a much higher success rate in healthy people.

A combination of a qualified implant dentist, a conscientious patient who will follow through with good and disciplined oral hygiene and on time dental check-ups, and use of quality implants will assure a success rate of close to 100%.

If you have missing or failing teeth you should seriously consider dental implants as the best treatment option. The first step in replacing your missing or failing teeth is a consultation with an experienced and skilled dental implant expert. Call Dental Implant Centers at 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here  for a free consultation and x-ray with Dr. James Khazian. Dr. Khazian is a leading provider of advanced implant and cosmetic dentistry treatments in San Diego. With over 27 years of experience and advanced training, Dr. Khazian has managed the most complex dental conditions that were turned away by other specialist. Click here to watch Dr. Khazian on TV.

 

Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for a free  consultation/x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here

Continue reading...

May 15, 2017

Dental Implant PricingMissing Teeth? Denture Problems? Dental Implants Offer The Ultimate Solution

 

Do you have missing teeth? Or have been told your teeth are failing and should be removed? Do you have dentures that give you nothing but trouble? Make you feel bad every time you take them out of your mouth? Are your dentures bulky and unaesthetic and cause pain and embarrassment?

 

The good news is, highly aesthetic and strong implant teeth can now restore your mouth to natural condition. Dental implant teeth are strong and stable, and attached permanently to the jaw bone.

 

Traditionally, missing teeth were replaced with dentures or dental bridges. The following are some serious disadvantages of these obsolete restorations:

 

Dentures: are very bulky and  unstable in the mouth. They are either anchored to other remaining natural teeth (partials),  or just placed over the gum and not attached to anything (full dentures). They are made of plastic teeth and acrylic base. They move while chewing and under function and catch food under and around them. They don’t provide very efficient chewing, forcing the patients to limit their diet to soft food and avoiding healthy fiber rich food such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, or even meat. This compromised diet lead to nutritional deficiency and multiple health problems such as digestive disorders, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and possible dementia.

Many people with denture problems develop a sense of embarrassment and guilt, they tend to smile less often and ultimately adopt an alternative life style of avoiding socialization and public appearance. Afraid of being judged by their teeth (dental handicap), this feeling of consciousness becomes much more pronounced when meeting new people.

 

Dentures San Diego Dental Implants
A denture in the cup. This is old dentistry.
Dental implant teeth never come out of your mouth.
They fuse to the jaw bone, and like natural teeth, they stay in the mouth permanently

 

Dental Bridges: also have serious disadvantages. Bridges are made by shaving down the healthy, natural teeth adjacent to missing teeth space to almost half the size. After shaving down, the dentist makes a mold of those teeth and have a dental laboratory technician fabricate a bridge that fits over those cut down teeth. The bridge is then cemented to those teeth with a special dental cemented.

 

If one or 2 teeth are missing, 2 healthy adjacent natural teeth are shaved down for the bridge. For 3 or more missing teeth, 3 or more healthy natural teeth should be shaved down. It is obvious that drilling the healthy natural teeth causes long term damage, making those teeth more prone to decay, possible nerve damage and even loss of those teeth.

 

Another disadvantage of dental bridges is the compromised oral hygiene. Since teeth in a dental bridge are connected together, flossing becomes very difficult and sometimes even impossible. This results in  plaque accumulation, periodontal (gum) disease, decay and ultimate loss of more teeth.

 

Because of all these disadvantages, modern dentistry is now considers dentures and bridges as obsolete methods of teeth replacement. Dental implants are now considered the best and ultimate solution for tooth loss.

 

Implant teeth consist of a bio-compatible titanium screw (dental implant) which is surgically inserted  into the jaw bone. The surrounding bone grow into the micro-structure of implant and create a strong bond to it. The dental implant is then used as a base or anchor to hold a natural looking porcelain tooth.

One, several, or even all missing teeth may be replaced with dental implants. For example an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth can be restored with 4-6 dental implants. These implant teeth are permanently attached to the jaw bone, just as natural teeth do, and are strong and natural looking. Eating with implant teeth is efficient, comfortable, and enjoyable, and there is no dietary limitation. Switching from dentures to implant teeth is a life changing experience. Dental implants enhance your life style, make you feel more confident about your teeth and smile, and make socializing more enjoyable.

 

There has been great advances in dental implantology field in the past 20 years. Dental implant surgery is no longer considered a major procedure. Almost all dental implant and bone grafting surgeries can now be done quickly, comfortably, and under local anesthetics. If performed by an experienced and skilled dental implant expert, such surgeries are done in a very comfortable setting and with very little or no post-operative discomfort.

 

To find out more about dental implants and how it can enhance your life style, you may call Dental Implant Centers for a free consultation/x-rays. To make an appointment call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here for an appointment or more information on cosmetic dentistry options.

 

Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for a free  consultation/x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

 

The following case represents full reconstruction of upper teeth with dental implants. This patient was a middle aged female patients who had lost all her upper teeth many years ago and was using an upper denture. She was extremely unhappy and was seeking a better option.

Replace missing teeth

This patient lost all her upper teeth many years ago
8 dental implants are inserted
(Actual patient of Dr. Khazian)

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Implants Broken Teeth

Beautiful, permanent porcelain teeth are attached to 8 dental implants
These teeth are strong and solidly connected to the jaw bone
This patient can once again eat comfortably and socialize with no fear of embarrassment

Continue reading...

May 8, 2017

Need To Replace Missing Teeth?Fix broken teeth cosmetic surgery

Dental Implants Offer The Best Solution!

 

Do you have failing or missing teeth and are horrified about the thought of putting bulky and fake looking dentures in your mouth? Did you know about 35 million Americans have lost all their teeth and close to 180 million have lost at least one tooth?

 

Tooth loss is much more than an inconvenience or esthetic problem. To properly categorize, tooth loss is considered a disease or disability which leads to serious other dental, medical, psychological, and social consequences.

 

The following are some serious consequences of not replacing missing teeth:

 

  • Shifting and Tilting of remaining teeth:  Missing teeth create empty spaces which cause shifting and tilting of adjacent teeth. Such undue teeth movement lead to bite imbalance, misalignment of teeth, TMJ ( jaw Joint) disorders, possible facial pain and headaches, and periodontal disease.
  • General medical and health problems: People with missing teeth have compromised chewing ability which may lead to restricted diet and nutritional deficiencies. They may develop digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and possible obesity.
  • Jaw bone loss and pre-mature aging: Missing teeth result in jaw bone atrophy and collapse of facial structures. People with missing teeth develop facial asymmetry, premature facial wrinkles (especially around mouth), loss of lip posture and fullness, and premature aging. In extreme cases in which all teeth have been missing for a long period of time, and severe facial bone loss, the appearance of “witch face’ may develop.
  • Psychological and social consequences: Missing teeth seriously compromises facial esthetics. People with missing teeth avoid smiling and feel less attractive and have lower self confidence. They quite often avoid public appearance and become less social.

 

Whether it is just one or several, or all missing teeth, it is extremely important to explore dental implants as the logical and modern approach to restore your mouth. Dental implants are self supporting units that anchor to jaw bone, mimicking natural teeth. Unlike dentures and bridges that are attached to other natural teeth, dental implants draw their support directly from your jaw bone. Implant supported teeth are strong and natural looking. They stay in your mouth permanently and become a part of your mouth. People with dental implants quite often forget they have dental implants because dental implants feel, function, and look like natural teeth.

 

The first step in replacing your missing tooth/teeth is a consultation with an experienced and skilled dental implant expert. Call Dental Implant Centers  at 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here today for a free consultation and x-ray with Dr. James Khazian. Dr. Khazian is a leading provider of advanced dental implant and cosmetic dentistry treatments in San Diego. With over 27 years of experience and advanced training, Dr. Khazian has managed the most complex dental conditions that were turned away by other specialist. Click here to watch Dr. Khazian on TV.

 

Dental Implant Centers™ is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for a free  consultation/x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here

 

The following case is an actual patient of Dr. Khazian

this x-ray shows replacement of 8 missing teeth with 7 dental implants:

missing-teeth-surgery san diego dentists

 

This picture is the same patient’s smile

Beautiful and natural implant teeth 

missing-teeth-surgery san diego dentists

 

Continue reading...

May 2, 2017

Tooth Implant ProcessDental Implant Pricing

Generally a dental implant treatment process consist of the following:

  1. Initial evaluation and diagnosis by an implant dentist: The goal of this evaluation is to:
  • determine the scope and nature of dental problem.
  • Examination of the patient’s oral condition, including the health of the gum and volume and quality of jaw bone.
  • Reviewing patient’s general health condition to make sure he/she is a candidate for dental implant process and the treatment can be done in a safe manner.
  • Discuss the patient’s expectation and make sure the doctor clearly understands why the patient is seeking this treatment and what final result is he/she expecting.

 

  1. Treatment planning and discussion with patient:  At this time different treatment options will be discussed as well as advantages and disadvantages of each option. This will be a time for the patient to fully understand different options and select the one that best works for him/her.
  2. Starting the treatment, surgical phase:  By this time the patient should be well informed about the dental problem at hand as well as the treatment that will be done. The doctor and patient have established good communication and the patient has confidence in, and is fully comfortable with the doctor. A comfortable and good relationship between the doctor and patient is critical to a successful treatment outcome.

Depending on the nature of your dental problem and what treatment is going to be done the following scenarios will play:

  • Most patients present with an infected, broken, of severely decayed tooth or teeth that cannot be saved. In most cases it is possible to do the extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement in just one visit. There are however cases that require a few months of healing after extraction and bone grafting, before dental implants can be placed. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for immediate implant placement at the time of extractions. This will save you about 3-4 month.
  • If the tooth or teeth are already missing and area is healed sufficiently, surgery can be done to place implants. Although many dentist prefer to do these procedures under general anesthetic, It is important to know almost all dental implant and bone grafting surgeries may be done under local anesthetic, just as if you are going for a filling or crown. General anesthesia, although is an option for patient who prefer it, is unnecessary and exposes patients to additional risks and cost.
  1. Finishing treatment, restorative phase:  This is the final part of treatment when teeth are made and placed over implants. Implant supported teeth are strong and stable. Chewing with dental implant is as comfortable as healthy natural teeth. Implant teeth feel, function, and look like natural teeth. The first step in replacing those missing or failed teeth is to have a consultation with Dr. Khazian. Dr. James Khazian is a leading dental implant expert with over 27 years experience. For a free consultation and x-rays you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here

Dental Implant Centers is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for a free x-rays and consultation you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

Continue reading...

March 16, 2017

Dental Implant Prices

Dental Implant PricingThis is probably one of the most frequent questions asked during initial implant consultation. Because no 2 cases are exactly alike and everybody’s mouth and dental condition is different, the best way to find out about the cost is to take advantage of our Free x-ray and Consultation offer to find out what the cost of your particular treatment is.

The following are a few factors that affect the cost of dental implant treatment:

 

  • If a tooth has to be extracted prior to implant placement, there will be a need for bone grafting to preserve and/or enhance the bone condition. This, of course will add the cost of extraction and bone grafting to overall cost.
  • In cases where the tooth has been previously extracted, the bone grafting may still be needed if the socket was not grafted properly during extractions. It is quite common to see extractions were done without any bone grafting.
  • It is possible to need a 2nd bone graft, even if a bone graft was done during extraction. This is particularly true if the extraction was done a long time ago. It is important to place the implant 4-6 months after extraction and initial bone grafting. Waiting longer may result in bone loss.
  • Upper molar teeth may need an additional sinus grafting after initial extraction and bone grafting
  • Replacement of front teeth are generally more complex due to esthetic considerations. It is very important to maintain the gum architecture and esthetics when doing front teeth, particularly the upper ones.
  • The condition of the gum before doing dental implants is extremely important, and if not favorable, gum grafting may be needed.
  • The skill and level of experience of the implant dentist is a determining cost factor. A highly skilled and experienced implant dentist generally charges more than one that is not as experienced and is just learning. Implant dentistry is a very complex field and achieving an excellent result requires knowledge, skill, experience, and attention to many details. In the absence of these, the end result may be less than favorable.

 

These were just a few, but not all the factors that affect your treatment cost. A careful evaluation should be done to determine your particular treatment need, and the cost. Dental Implant Centers™ offer Free x-ray and Consultation. You will meet Dr. Khazian for a private consultation to evaluate and discuss  your condition and answer all your question. You may click here or call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) for an appointment.

 

We Offer Great Financing

We offer 24 months interest free financing. Most people may be approved for this great option. Get the treatment you need and pay in 24 months with 0% interest. You may even apply over the phone. To find out more you may click here or call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645).

 

Are Dental Implant Treatments Covered By Insurance?

Most dental insurance plans pay for implant treatments. Although these coverage may be limited and conditioned to certain insurance rules, the insurance may actually help you get the treatment you need. We accept most insurance plans and our insurance expert at Dental Implant Centers™  can assist you understand and maximize your insurance benefits. Call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) today for a  Free x-ray and Consultation or click here.

 

Dental Implant Centers™  is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for free x-rays and consultation you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here.

Continue reading...

March 7, 2017

If you have an infected tooth and have been told you need root canal treatment, you may be in a dilemma to proceed with root canal or just have the tooth pulled and get dental implant. This is indeed a tough decision to make.

There is no easy answer to this dilemma and quite a few factors should be taken into consideration. It definitely requires an expert and experienced dentist to carefully evaluate the condition and advise the patient.

I come across quite a few patients with such dilemma who try very hard to make the right choice. My advice to them is to get as educated and informed as possible can about the issue at hand and consult with the your trusted dentist. Make sure your dentist is fully knowledgeable about both dental implantology and root canal treatments.

Root canal was an important treatment option for many years but has lost popularity since dental implantology has become a mainstream treatment in dentistry.

 

What is root canal treatment?

Each natural and healthy tooth has one or more tiny canals that contain nerve and blood supply to the tooth. These canals are well protected by the hard outer enamel. A tooth with intact and healthy nerve is a vital tooth. If there is damage to nerve due to decay, fractures, or other reasons, infections develops inside the canal and in the jawbone surrounding the tip of the tooth root.

Root canal treatment is an option that has been used for many years to eliminate such infections. The dentist opens an access to the canal and removes the dead nerve, eliminate the bacteria, and cleans the canal with tiny files. The canals are then sealed with special rubbery material called Gutta Percha.

 

How effective are root canal treatments?

Root canal is a complex and difficult technique which requires skill, knowledge and experience. Certain dentist are specialized in doing root canals and go through 2 or more years of education and training to become root canal specialist. Such dentists are called endodontist. Endodontists usually limit their practice to root canal treatments only. Obviously, due to their extended training, endodontists perform root canals with higher success rate than general dentists.

Although the short term success rate of root canals may be as high or above 90%, the long term success rate is a subject of controversy. There is certain belief by some researchers and scientists that root canal, no matter how perfectly done, will never eliminate all the bacteria in the infected tooth. they believe there is always some residual bacteria left in the tooth which may leak to other body organs such as brain, heart, and cause substantial health problems. It may also cause secondary infection and root canal failure even 20 or 30 years later. This is quite common in dentistry.

 

Disadvantages of root canal treatment

  • A root canal tooth becomes more fragile and brittle than vital healthy teeth. This makes a root canal tooth more prone to fractures.
  • A root canal tooth may get infected again, requiring new root canal treatment and/or possible loss of tooth.
  • A root canal tooth develops certain grayish discoloration which may be a major esthetic complication, particularly in front teeth.
  • Root fractures are quite common in root canal teeth. such fractures are not treatable and the tooth should be extracted.
  • Possible residual bacteria in the tooth after root canal may spread to other parts of the body, resulting in serious health problems.
  • Root canal treatment is an expensive procedure. Additionally most, if not all root canal teeth need additional strengthening with a post/buildup and a crown. These procedures may bring the cost to about $2000 to $3000. Spending such amount on a questionable procedure may not seem wise to many people.
  • A root canal tooth may develop decay, resulting in additional cost and/or possible tooth loss

 

The following case represents a failed root canal tooth that was extracted and replaced with an implant tooth

North County San Diego Root Canal Dentist

This case is an actual patient of Dr. James Khazian.
The extraction, bone graft, dental implant, and final tooth was performed by Dr Khazian

 

This molar tooth was previously treated with root canal
The tooth broke due to becoming weak after root canal
North County San Diego Dental Implant Center

The tooth was extracted and bone grafted in preparation for dental implant

North County Dentists Root Canals

Dental implant and final tooth is in place

 

 

Are dental implants a better choice than root canal?  

To best answer this question we should look at the advantages of dental implants. The following is only a limited list of dental implant advantages over root canal teeth. Dental implants have many other benefits which are out of the scope of this topic.

 

  • Unlike root canal procedure, dental implant is a very predictable treatment approach. If properly done by an expert implantologist, it has a solid 98-100% success rate.
  • Unlike root canal, dental implant procedure eliminates the infected tooth and all the bacteria in the jaw bone. It assures a fully sterile outcome with no chance of bacterial spread to other parts of body and possible health problems.
  • Unlike root canal teeth, an implant tooth do not decay. Implant teeth consist of titanium, zirconia, and porcelain. The never decay.
  • Implant teeth are much stronger than root canal teeth. Implant teeth have a much lower risk of breaking than root canal teeth.
  • Considering the risks and possible failures associated with root canal treatment, dental implant may be a much more cost effective.
  • Unlike root canals, the implants have a very low possibility of secondary infection. If maintained properly, implant teeth last for decades or possibly life time.
  • Unlike root canal teeth, implant teeth will not develop root fractures.

 

Dental Implant Centers is an all-in one provider of advanced dental implant treatments in San Diego. This means all your implant treatments are done in one office by Dr. James Khazian. You avoid the confusion of seeing several doctors and/or different offices. Your treatment, no matter how complex will be started and finished by Dr. Khazian. To make an appointment for free x-rays and consultation you may call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645) or click here

2 Dental Implant Locations to serve you: San Diego and North County cities and communities.

North County Office:
Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo to Vista, Oceanside & North County Coastal Communities.

San Diego Office:
Coastal and inland cities including Hillcrest, El Cajon, Chula Vista, downtown San Diego and Coastal Communities.

Continue reading...

February 28, 2017

escondido and san diego affordable dental implants centerAdvantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been around for only a couple of
decades, but have become the best treatment for replacement of missing or failing teeth. They are now considered the modern approach to tooth replacement. This is due to major advantages they have over traditional options such as removable dentures or bridges. The following is a list of some of those advantages:

Best replacement for missing or failing teeth. Implant teeth feel, function, and look like natural teeth. Some people say dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. In reality an implant tooth can even be considered better than natural teeth. It is an amazing technology which enhances lives of millions who suffer from tooth loss.

Implant teeth may last a lifetime. Dental implants are strong, solid, and durable. If properly placed by a qualified dental implantologist, and maintained well, they function for decades. Dental implants are a long term treatment approach which offer comfort and confidence. Dental implants are a life changing experience.

Have a fun life, no more tooth problems. Have you been struggling with teeth that give you constant problem, decay, root canals, periodontal disease, and etc? are you tired of bulky, fake looking dentures? Explore the dental implant solution. With implant teeth you can eat and smile with confidence and have a fun life.

Prevent premature facial aging appearance. Dental implants restore teeth to their natural condition, providing solid and permanent support for lips and cheeks and maintaining a natural facial appearance. Dentures, in contrast cause progressive sagging and collapse of facial features and resulting in premature facial aging appearance.

Maintain healthy and strong facial bone with implant teeth. Dental implants are inserted and bond strongly to jaw bone. They transmit chewing forces directly to the supporting bone and stimulating natural biologic bone remodeling. This will assure strong jaw bone and prevent atrophy. Dentures and bridges are supported by gum and/or other natural teeth, causing the weakening and atrophy of jaw bone.

Eat your favorite food with confidence. Just like healthy natural teeth, implant teeth stay solidly in place under chewing forces. You will not be worried about clicking and loose dentures. With implant teeth you can comfortably eat nuts, apples, salads and your favorite steak.

Speak naturally with no lisp. Dentures cover the roof of your mouth and interfere with your speech. Dental implants mimic natural teeth in size, anatomy, and esthetics. Like natural teeth, implant teeth anchor solidly to jaw bone and are firm under chewing forces. You will speak naturally and eat with confidence.

Implant teeth stay in your mouth permanently, not in a cup. Like natural teeth, dental implants are attached to your jaw bone and become a permanent part of your mouth. Because they feel so natural, people with implant teeth forget having them in their mouth. Dentures are bulky, unnatural and fake, and move around under chewing. Changing to dental implants is a life changing experience.

No more cavities. Life without cavities would be great. One of the biggest advantages of implant teeth over natural teeth is that dental implants don’t get cavities. Of course this does not mean that all healthy natural teeth should be replaced with dental implants. If you have failing teeth with large cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, or large fractures, dental implants are your best treatment option.

Dental implants protect your remaining natural teeth. Implant teeth add chewing power to your mouth without anchoring to, and overloading other natural teeth. Dentures and dental bridges anchor to the remaining natural teeth in the mouth, causing damage and further loss of teeth.

Dental implants, the best replacement for failing or missing teeth. Modern dentistry considers dental implants as the treatment of choice to replace failing or missing natural teeth. Dentures and bridges are obsolete and are no longer accepted treatment options. Implant teeth have a very high success rate (over 95%). They are very predictable, comfortable, and above all they feel and function like natural teeth.

Continue reading...