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People in Kern County Gain Advanced Oral Care With Dental Implants

TEHACHAPI, CA, January 5, 2021Tehachapi dentist, Jose David Sanchez D.D.S., announced that he is now accepting new patients for people missing one, a few or all of their teeth. Dr. Sanchez uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that this All-On-4® permanent tooth replacement option provides all the benefits of natural teeth. With innovative techniques to place and restore dental implants, patients can conveniently receive complete care at the same facility.


Traditionally, if you did not have sufficient bone mass in your jaws, the only option was bone graft surgery to regenerate and enough bone mass to create a sufficient foundation for traditional dental implants. Now there are revolutionary dental implant techniques that eliminate the need for bone grafting altogether. Zygomatic Implants are a graftless dental implant technique where the implant is directly embedded in your cheekbones (referred to as Zygoma), where there is enough bone support for the implants.


For several people, fear overrules the need for important dental work. Avoiding the dentist makes most dental issues even worse. There are people who show up on the day of their appointment that are so worked up with fear and anxiety that they tense up and make even a simple procedure difficult for themselves and their dentist.

Luckily, we have a solution that does work: sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can provide even the most anxious patients with comfort and relaxation so they can address their dental concerns without pain or anxiety or tension.

Think sedation dentistry might be a good choice for you? Take a look at the many benefits of sedation dentistry below.

Stress alleviation

Sedation dentistry doesn’t just alleviate the stress and anxiety of the actual procedure. Think about the constant low-level stress that comes with every single day you put off important dental work. Once you experience how easy a visit to the dentist can be, you’ll no longer feel the need to avoid the dentist. Checking dental work off your to-do list is always a relief.


Even people who are not afraid of the dentist can feel extremely uncomfortable holding their mouths open for the time it takes the dentist to complete a procedure. Our method of Twilight Sedation will leave you conscious but drifting in and out of sleep. You won’t experience any kind of pain or discomfort at all.

Movement control

If you’re tense, on edge, and prone to sudden movement, your dentist will have to move slowly and with extreme care while using tools in your mouth. Sedation dentistry minimizes the tension in your body so you’re less likely to move around in ways that interrupt your dental procedure. This can also work for those with conditions that cause involuntary movement.

Time saving

Some complex dental issues require you to return to the dentist for a number of visits because it’s too difficult to stay still long enough to complete the work in one sitting. Sedation dentistry allows the dentist to perform multiple procedures in one visit.  This is of great benefit for patients with tight schedules or time constraints.

Money saving

You can also save money when your dentist performs multiple procedures at once.  You do pay an additional fee for the sedation, but it costs less than it would if you had to come in for more than one visit.  Also, consider the money saved by not having to take additional days off work for the completion of your dental work.

Better overall experience

One thing you may not know is that when you’re tense, your dentist is tense, too.  At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we want you to be comfortable and relaxed, and when you’re not, we can’t be either. We’ll always do a good job, no matter what, and we’ll always take the best care of you, but sedation dentistry allows us to focus our full concentration on your dental work, rather than your emotional state. This means, you get a better overall experience.

Call us

At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we’ve been able to help hundreds of people from Kern County and beyond experience their visit to the dentist as relaxing and worry-free event. We can do the same for you. Give us a call and schedule a consultation.


You think smiling is just a way to show that you’re happy or friendly? Think again. Smiling and laughing have some pretty awesome benefits that might surprise you.

  1. Smiling releases your endorphins

When you smile or laugh, your body releases endorphins, the same chemicals that result in the “runner’s high” you get after exercise.  Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, so the more we stimulate our brain to release them, the happier and more relaxed we get to feel.

  1. Smiling lowers your stress level

Smiling has the power to lower stress levels and anxiety – even when you fake it. One study revealed that even participants who forced themselves to smile had lower heart rates during stress recovery than participants whose faces remained neutral. The release of endorphins also lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels.

  1. Smiling enhances your body’s equilibrium

Laughing is great exercise for the body. It expands your lungs and stretches your muscles. It also stimulates homeostasis, which is the body’s ability to maintain balance and self-regulate.

  1. Smiling enhances your attraction

Smiling makes you more attractive to people you smile at. It also makes you more approachable. In addition, smiles and laughter are contagious, so as you smile and laugh, so will the people around you. These positive interactions and all those flowing endorphins add to everyone’s wellbeing.

  1. Smiling benefits your career

Smiling enhances confidence, attractiveness, and approachability, all of which make a big impression at a job interview. These attributes also go a long way when networking, establishing relationships with clients and co-workers, making sales calls, and stepping into leadership roles.

  1. Smiling gives you courage (yes, actually!)

One study showed that a happy mood can eliminate the need for familiar stimuli to make you feel safe and comfortable. And since smiling stimulates those feel-good endorphins, then why not see if you can smile your way up on to that comedy improv stage?

Don’t hide your smile

Covering your mouth to hide your teeth when you laugh or smile means missing out on some of the above benefits. This is a disservice to you and to the people around you who could benefit from your smile.

At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we want to help you free your smile. We have the best dental expert in Tehachapi, and we offer top-of-the-line dental care. Whether you’re looking for dental implants, All-On-4®, teeth whitening, orthodontics, or any other dental treatments, we’re here for you. Come in for a consultation, and let’s talk about which of our services will help you to set your smile free. Call (661) 822-3727 for an appointment. 


The Tehachapi Dental Office Says That Its Services Include Dental Implants, IV Sedation, Endodontics, Oral Surgery And Orthodontics As Well As Other Outstanding General Dentistry Treatments.

TEHACHAPI, CA, November 12, 2020 – Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi has announced that, with the addition of several more comprehensive certifications, it is offering a wide-range of oral health care services to its patients in the thriving community it serves in Kern County. Jose David Sanchez, D.D.S., a noted dental instructor and Tehachapi dentist, provides extensive dental treatments, is a Fellow in two dental implant organizations and holds a special certification in IV sedation and dental anesthesia.



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