Dental Implants vs Dentures

People lose teeth for many reasons. Two of the most common causes of tooth loss is due to severe gum disease or a dental decay (cavities). If you are missing multiple teeth, or think you may need to have several removed, you’re probably wondering what your options are for replacing your missing teeth.

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The Importance of Dental Implants After Tooth Extractions

If you’ve been told that you need a tooth, or multiple teeth, extracted, you have probably also asked yourself how they will be replaced.  The need to replace a missing tooth in the front is critical in maintaining a socially-acceptable smile, however some people wonder why they might need to replace a missing tooth in the back, where nobody can see it. 

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Tips to Prevent Periodontal Disease

If you’ve heard about or have been researching periodontal disease, it’s understandable that you may be concerned about possibly developing it. Periodontal disease can cause serious oral health issues, including gum recession, deep pockets of bacteria and pus between your teeth, spaces between your teeth,…

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What Conditions Do Periodontists Treat?

If your San Diego dentist has referred you to Southern California Periodontics & Implantology, you might be wondering, “Why do I need to see a periodontist? What can they do for me that my dentist can’t?” There are many reasons why patients may be referred…

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Factors That Can Influence Dental Implant Success

If you need to replace a missing tooth or have a tooth or teeth that need to be extracted, you should definitely consider dental implants. Join the many San Diego residents who have long known that dental implants are the most state-of-the-art tooth replacement option…

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5 Consequences of Leaving Periodontal Disease Untreated

If you’ve been told you have periodontal disease, or suspect you have it, you need to see a periodontist like San Diego’s Dr. Beck as soon as possible. The simple truth is that untreated periodontal disease can have significant consequences for your oral health and…

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3 Dental Implant Myths Debunked

At our San Diego office, we help several patients who have missing teeth or need teeth extracted, and replace them with dental implants. During our initial consultations, we often hear the same few misconceptions about this tooth replacement system. If you’ve been researching dental implants…

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7 Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a type of oral surgery that will become necessary for some San Diego residents over the course of their lifetime. There are many reasons why one may require this type of oral surgery. Below is a discussion of 7 of the…

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Chewing with Dental Implants

Are you a San Diego resident with missing teeth, who is having difficulty biting down on your favorite foods? Have you tried other tooth replacement options in the past, such as dentures or bridges, only to find out that they can slip and slide, or…

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

You hear about it all the time during mouthwash and toothpaste commercials on San Diego’s most popular broadcast channels – gum disease. In fact, you may have even heard this dental term so much; you think it’s common, no big deal, and nothing to worry…

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