Archive for the ‘ Implant’ Category


Ladies and Gentlemen, We are looking forward to seeing you at our  SFSA Study Club Meeting this Wednesday 6/27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come join us for  for 2 FREE CE credits and dinner while learning and listening to a fascinating lecture given by Dr Sodeifi. Lecture Topic: Computer Guided Implant Surgery Based on a Merger Between Cone […]

What is a bone graft? Do I need one?

Bone Grafting Procedures are Commonly Needed Before Placing Implants: In order to place an implant the jawbone must have a certain amount of thickness (width), length and density.   Sometimes when a tooth and its surrounding structures have suffered from things such as infection or bone resorption the site can be deemed unsuitable for the placement […]

What happens if I do not replace a missing tooth?

There are several reasons why one should replace a missing tooth.   One of the most common reasons people seek replacing a missing tooth is for aesthetics.  Simply put, it just looks nice to have a healthy smile with straight white teeth.  Unfortunately not all of us are so lucky to just naturally have a […]


Believe it or not the earliest dental implants were discovered in Honduras at the excavation of a Mayan burial site in 1931.  The remains dated back to 600 AD. Archeologists discovered a fragment of a mandible, believed to belong to a female in her early 20s.  She had three tooth shaped pieces of shell placed […]


A dental implant is an elective option for tooth replacement.  It is usually recommended when a patient is in good oral and physical health.  Even though the same implant material has been used in the human body since the 1950’s, it is just now that it is becoming the preferred way or even the “standard […]


A dental implant is a devise that is implanted into the jawbone as a means of restorating a missing or failed tooth.  Most dental implants are made of moslty titanium and are similar in size and shape to the natural root of the tooth.  Dental implants can have a screw-like feature with enhanced coating to […]

Congratulations Doctors Hoghooghi, Massoomi, Sodeifi and Surpure for becoming BIOMET 3i Implant Providers!!!

    Dental implant therapy is among the most advanced technologies for tooth replacement.  Substituting the roots with a BIOMET 3i Implant generates a natural biological process allowing the implant to bond with the bone, resulting in the look and feel of a natural tooth. SFSA is one of the first practices in Silicon Valley […]