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The latest information oral health, dental care, dental implants and oral hygiene. Tehachapi dental news, press releases and announcements from Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi.



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April 21, 2022 Services0

Do you want a relaxation dentist? What if we told you that at Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we offer the residents of Kern County the option of a relaxing and calm dental experience?

This might sound too good to be true, but it’s not. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, Dr. Jose David Sanchez is qualified to administer medication that provides relief from the common anxieties many people feel when faced with visits to the dentist.


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March 23, 2022 Services0

Frequently asked questions about dental implants, your questions answered.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetics made of titanium alloy that replace the root of the tooth and support a prosthesis. These prosthetics, once anchored to a healthy bone, provide reliable stability for the patient’s new teeth. Implants are suitable for patients who have lost one, several, or all of their teeth. They contribute towards improving your physical appearance and ability to chew.


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November 24, 2021 Services0

Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a condition of the of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nerves commonly associated with chronic facial pain. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in front of your ear. It’s where the temporal bones and mandible (lower jaw) come together. We are born with two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of our skull. Because of the position of these joints, TMD commonly causes pain in the lower jaw, face, neck and back.


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August 11, 2021 Services0

The loss of your teeth can have negative effects on your ability to eat, your bite, facial structure and self-confidence. Since your teeth provide structure and support to your face, tooth loss can result in the sagging of your facial structure, sometimes called a sunken face and make you appear older than you are. It is important that missing teeth get replaced as soon as possible.


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March 18, 2021 ProceduresServices0

Smile restoration can be a life changing for people with severe tooth decay or a dental injury, but many people are unclear on the differences between two restorative dental treatments: dental crowns and dental implants. The choice between getting a dental implant or a crown will depend on the severity of tooth decay, dental injury, your budget, your desired outcome, your health, and other factors you can discuss with your dentist. Here’s a overview of the two treatments to get you started.


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February 24, 2021 ProceduresServices0

Supra-gingival (above the gum) minimally-invasive dentistry provides healthier dental treatments for patients. Supra-gingival procedures apply modern advances in materials and dental techniques that are healthier for the patient’s teeth and gums, less painful because they are minimally-invasive and produce more beautiful results because more of the natural beauty of the original tooth structure is left to shine through.


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February 26, 2020 ProceduresServices0

Tooth loss is typically attributed to trauma, gum disease, advanced age or oral care. It can result in the need to replace one or several teeth. Dental implants are an ideal way to restore your missing teeth and improve your overall oral health.

Recent advancements in dental technology have made it easier than ever to achieve a full-mouth transformation without having to resort to ill-fitting dentures. If you need a full upper or lower arch of teeth replaced, All-On-4® dental implants might be right for you.


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February 20, 2020 Services0

Your teeth were intended to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t. Making the decision to replace missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose the ability to chew when a tooth is lost, missing teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, crowded and create future problems.



February 19, 2020 Services0

If you’ve lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease or injury, thank your lucky stars you don’t live in colonial times when George Washington-style wooden dentures were your only option for tooth replacement. There are several modern options available, although the procedure that’s right for you will depend on a variety of factors. To help you decide, here are the pros and cons of two of the most popular tooth replacement options: dental implants and crowns.






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