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Methods of replacing teeth in Phoenix, AZ area dental practice

By Dr. Koppikar | July 17, 2017 Teeth Replacing treatments From Dr. Sameet Koppikar In Phoenix AZ

Replacing missing teeth in the Phoenix, AZ area consists of three different options for most patients: Dental implants Dental bridges Full or partial dentures Dental Implants Dental implants are the primary solution for replacing one or more teeth. This option provides lifelong replacement of teeth because they are solidified into the jawbone. The implant is made of titanium and the dentist places it into the bone, stimulating the process of osseointegration. Bone grows around the implant to give it the strength needed to function as a foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants are incredibly versatile, function just like … Continue reading

Phoenix, AZ dentist offers ceramic dental crowns

By Dr. Koppikar | Ceramic Crowns From Dr. Sameet Koppikar In Phoenix AZ

There are many dental situations which may arise in which patients may want to consider the benefits of placing ceramic dental crowns. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Phoenix, AZ may suggest crowns when patients are dealing with: Esthetic issues within the smile Broken or weakened natural teeth Dental implants for replacing missing teeth Root canal therapy procedures which can weaken the structure The need for a dental bridge, in which crowns are fused with false teeth Who is a candidate for dental crowns? Most patients are appropriate candidates for dental crowns. Crowns are used in many situations in which the smile … Continue reading

Enjoy a smile transformation in Phoenix, AZ with porcelain veneers

By Dr. Koppikar | Porcelain Veneers for smile transformation From Dr. Sameet Koppikar In Phoenix Az

Patients in the Phoenix, AZ area who want to feel confident with their smile will often visit Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center. He helps patients who are seeking smile transformation. Rejuvenating the smile may be done in  numerous ways, but many patients benefit greatly from the placement of porcelain veneers. What is a veneer? A veneer is a dental restoration made of ceramic to match the appearance of natural tooth enamel. It is fabricated to bond over the front of an anterior (front) tooth to disguise problem areas. These restorations are custom made specifically for the patient’s unique … Continue reading

Phoenix area dentist describes obstructive sleep apnea

By Dr. Koppikar | June 23, 2017 sleep apnea treatment and Snoring Medication from Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of Americans. Many are not even aware they have it! Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, Arizona helps many patients obtain a proper diagnosis and enjoy effective treatment without the use of a CPAP machine. What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is as a condition that results in a blockage in the airway that keeps patients from reaching the deep, restorative levels of sleep required to feel their best. Obstructive sleep apnea is common, and many patients are unaware they have it. Symptoms … Continue reading

Need help with sleep apnea? Contact Dr. Koppikar in Phoenix

By Dr. Koppikar | sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix

Many patients in America have a condition that they are not even aware of! Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of people and can often go undiagnosed for years. Patients in the Phoenix, AZ area who believe they may have sleep apnea can visit Biltmore Dental Center Dr. Sameet Koppikar offers an effective, comfortable solution. What is OSA? It is a condition that negatively impacts the ability for people to achieve the deep, restorative levels of sleep needed to function at their best each day. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder caused by a … Continue reading

Phoenix area dentist explains the dental implant process

By Dr. Koppikar | June 2, 2017 Dental Implants from Phoenix AZ Dentist

Phoenix area patients considering treatments for missing teeth often speak to their dental professionals about long-term options such as a dental implant and the process of placement.   Dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for patients who are considering replacement of their natural teeth. They are: A great value Permanent Biocompatible Natural-looking Best for restoring smiles Dental implants are titanium posts that act as a foundation for a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture. The posts act as a replacement for the natural tooth root. They provide the strength and stability needed to keep other … Continue reading

Dentist in Phoenix (85018) explains the symptoms of gum disease

By Dr. Koppikar | May 17, 2017 explains the symptoms of gum disease

Are your gums healthy? Most people would probably answer that question with a “yes.” However, statistics show that nearly half of all adults in America suffer from gum disease. How can this be? One of the most common reasons is that gum disease is an insidious condition. It may be slowly destroying your oral health, while causing no pain and showing little to no visible signs.   Gum disease begins with bacteria and other microorganisms, which are naturally present in the mouth. Plaque is constantly forming, clinging to the teeth and soft tissues. Ideally, regular brushing and flossing removes the … Continue reading

Dr. Sameet Koppikar makes dentistry convenient for Phoenix

By Dr. Koppikar | Dr. Sameet Koppikar makes dentistry convenient for Phoenix

For many reasons, the value of your smile cannot be overstated. It seems as if dental care would hold a place near the top of anyone’s priority list. However, we realize that often this is not the case. With today’s busy lifestyles, there simply aren’t enough hours in a day, or enough days in a week. Something has to go; meetings are postponed, and appointments are cancelled. All too often, dental care is sacrificed.   Unfortunately, dental problems tend to be progressive. The longer you avoid seeking help, the more extensive dental work you may need. You might be envisioning … Continue reading

Cosmetic dentistry in Phoenix: Treatment options for gapped teeth

By Dr. Koppikar | Treatment options for gapped teeth

Ideally, teeth should be straight, white, uniform in shape, and spaced evenly. Although few people are naturally blessed with flawless teeth, quality cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Even the most beautifully shaped teeth can form an unattractive smile when there are one or more noticeable gaps. At Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ, we offer several treatment options for this problem.   What causes gaps between teeth?   A gap or space between two teeth, known as a diastema, is most common between the upper front teeth, but it can occur anywhere. It is usually … Continue reading

Myths about treatment for root canals in Phoenix

By Dr. Koppikar | Myths about treatment for root canals

“You need a root canal treatment.” Those are the words that patients often dread hearing their dentist say. If you believe that “root canal” is synonymous with pain, you are not alone. It is a common myth, widely perpetuated in Phoenix and around the world. Yes, we said myth. The fact is that today’s root canal treatment has a success rate well over 90 percent, and it is extremely comfortable.   What root canal treatment is   The procedure is actually very similar to a simple tooth filling, except it goes deeper. A filling involves removing diseased hard tissue from … Continue reading


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