Dental Implants Specialist

Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS

Periodontist located in Newport Beach, CA

Missing teeth can embarrass you when you smile, but you don’t have to live with imperfect teeth or unsightly gaps. At her private practice in Newport Beach, California, periodontist Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS, and her team offer advanced dental implants to give you the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Bikhazi over the phone or use the online booking feature.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots topped by crowns, bridges, or dentures that fit the implants securely. Dr. Bikhazi uses dental implants to replace natural teeth that need to be pulled or are missing. She and her team use digital dentistry and a guided surgical approach.

They can install several implants at once and do full-mouth reconstruction.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

If you’re missing permanent teeth or need one or more teeth pulled because of severe tooth damage or decay, you could be a candidate for dental implants. Benefits include:

  • Full set of natural-looking teeth
  • More self-confidence
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • No adjacent teeth shifting
  • Better facial symmetry
  • Improved facial contours

Dental implants and their restorations look, function, and feel just like natural teeth. They can drastically improve the appearance of your smile.

Are dental implants right for me?

To find out if dental implants would be the right choice for you, Dr. Bikhazi and her staff review your oral health history and examine your teeth and gums. They take dental X-rays and what you hope to get out of dental implants.  She then personalizes a cosmetic dental treatment just for you.

What happens during dental implant placement?

When you arrive at Dr. Bikhazi’s office for dental implant placement, friendly staff members greet you. Dr. Bikhazi numbs the treatment area. She makes a tiny incision in your gums and places titanium posts (these are the dental implants) into your jawbone. After several weeks and months, your jawbone heals, fusing around the implants.

When your healing is complete, you return to the office. Dr. Bikhazi digitally scans your mouth to create abutments and custom-fitted dental crowns, bridges, or dentures that fit comfortably onto the implants.

When your new teeth are ready, she and her team attach them to the abutments, leaving you with a mouthful of natural-looking teeth. They ensure proper fit before you head home with your new vibrant

How do I properly care for my new teeth?

You treat your new dental implants the way you would your natural teeth. Brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. Avoid chewing on hard objects. If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), wear a mouthguard. See Dr. Bikhazi and her staff every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.

Don’t live with unsightly or missing permanent teeth when an aesthetically pleasing smile is within reach at the office of Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS. Call the office today or book an appointment online.