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.


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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.

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

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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

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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:

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This picture is the same patient’s smile

Beautiful and natural implant teeth 

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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.

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