Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

are dental implants right for me

Teeth are the measure of a healthy lifestyle, and consistent oral hygiene that most people want to make sure are functional, healthy and beautiful. Many of the patients that meet with Dr. Husam Elias are looking to stop covering their mouths and avoiding smiling in photos, but they don’t know what to do about their […]

The Magic Behind 3-D Imaging Diagnosis

Complications with oral health can be very difficult to diagnose with the typical means of imaging and x-rays. Often these images come out unclear and it can be difficult to accurately diagnose where the real issue is coming from and how to approach a solution. The Southern California Center for Surgical Arts is a state-of-the-art […]

Causes for Concern with Impacted Teeth

causes for concern with impacted teeth

Impacted teeth are those that cannot erupt properly into their place in the mouth. They are typically stuck in the process of eruption. In children, these teeth can be anywhere, but they typically show up in adults’ third molar position, known as wisdom teeth. Also commonly impacted is the maxillary cuspid, or upper eyetooth, closer […]

How Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments Improve Recovery Times

prp treatments improve recovery

One of the hardest parts about committing to cosmetic or oral/maxillofacial surgery is considering the recovery process and time. It can often take months for you to feel like yourself again and to be able to perform daily tasks and physical activity to your full capacity. Giving yourself the time and opportunity to heal is […]

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Sounds Your Jaw Should NOT Make

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (commonly known as TMD, TMJ or TMJD) is a broad term describing a number of symptoms that could be affecting the health of your temporomandibular joint. This joint acts like a hinge to connect your jaw to your temporal bones (just in front of each ear). Speaking, eating, yawning, open-mouthed laughing and […]

Jaw-Dropping Corrective Surgery

Jaw misalignment can be traumatic both physically and psychologically for children and adults alike. In most cases of under bites, over bites and other misalignment, children are born with these conditions and have to suffer being bullied and having improper jaw function for years. Corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is designed to restructure the shape […]

Some Wisdom Teeth Wisdom

We have all seen someone who has just gotten their wisdom teeth removed, and what we most associate with this procedure are the “chipmunk cheeks” and temporary liquid diet our friends have had to endure. How many of us actually know what wisdom teeth are and why this surgery is so popular and important? It […]

Time to Smile: Teeth in One Hour

Looking for a faster, easier way to obtain a full mouth of replacement teeth? Teeth in an hour might be the right solution for you. This procedure combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced implant techniques to give you the teeth you have been wanting with less time in the dentist’s chair and a shorter recovery period. […]

Choosing the Right Smile

Lost teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, making you self-conscious in social and professional situations alike. Dental implants are often the solution, providing you with the full set of teeth you need to be able to flash your pearly whites with confidence. With many options in dental implants today, you are certain […]

The Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while you are asleep. Throughout the night, you may have pauses in your breathing that can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes. These episodes may repeat 30 times or more during an hour, preventing you from getting the full night of rest […]