Q: Where is our office located?
A: We are located in San Diego, CA in Mission Hills neighborhood. Our office is on the corner of W. Washington Street and Hawk Street and there is ample parking in front of the building and on neighboring streets. If you have any questions on the best way to get here, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Q: What is the recovery time after a periodontal or implant procedure?
A: For the vast majority of people they will experience soreness for the first 3-5 days after a procedure. Most (if not all) of the discomfort will be controlled by the medications and by following the instructions for taking care of yourself after the procedure. You can check out all of the post-operative instructions on our “Patient Info” tab. Just click on “Post Op Instructions”.
Q: Will the procedures I need be covered by insurance?
A: We do accept some PPO dental plans- dental insurance benefits vary greatly. We have knowledgeable staff members who will help you to understand your dental benefits and calculate the costs that you will be responsible for before you begin your treatment. Please give us a call to see if we accept your insurance. If you’d like to see if we are in-network with your insurance, simply go to the “Referring Doctors” tab and click on “Procedures/Insurance”.
Q: Is there financing available for periodontal or implant services?
A: There is financing available for some procedures through third party credit companies- our staff here will help guide you toward an option best suited for your individual case. Call us for more information!
Q: I am scared of getting any dental surgical procedure done is there any options for me to be to put to sleep?
A: Yes! All levels of “sleep dentistry” are offered at this office, we want to make this the most comfortable experience it can be, many of our patients have anxiety and they are consistently able to have the procedures they need while they sleep comfortably. Sedation (or sleep dentistry) is a safe and routine part of modern dentistry that has opened up treatment for many people- please do not hesitate to ask about your sedation options at your consultation.
Q: What are the advantages of dental implants?
A: Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth!
-Aesthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
-Tooth-saving Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
-Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?
A: The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.