Gary Braunstein, DDS, is a trusted general and cosmetic dentist at Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care. Since 1979, he has attended to the needs of patients at his clinic in Encinitas, California. In 2010, he opened his second location in Carlsbad, California. He is a trusted and well-known name in San Diego County and remains committed to his patients’ satisfaction, education, and health.
Dr. Braunstein began his education at Rutgers University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then completed his dental education at New York University’s College of Dentistry in 1975. After finishing his schooling, he practiced dentistry as a captain in the United States Air Force before settling down in Southern California to fulfill his dream of opening his own private practice.
To continue pursuing the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Braunstein holds memberships with several professional organizations. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Braunstein has served thousands of patients over the course of his career and loves to maintain lasting relationships with each of them. He finds great joy in seeing how happy his patients are with their gleaming new smiles.
This is an explanation of the all on four procedure to replace all teeth with implants and teeth that are fixed by screwing them in to the implants. This procedure is sometimes referred to as teeth in a day. In actuality, there are several visits required before the surgical procedure, which is when the remaining teeth will be removed, implants placed, and an interim screw retained set of teeth are converted by a technician that day and inserted the same day.
Once this is done, an impression is taken so that a complete set of teeth can be made by the lab. In our office, it requires one or two visits to get the records to allow the lab to fabricate the teeth. Once they are made, the surgical appointment can be made, and teeth extracted, implants placed, and new teeth screwed into the implants so they are fixed, and not removeable by the patient.
Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry – offering a highly viable solution to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is placed, or implanted, into your jaw where a dental crown is then capped on for a complete tooth that looks and even feels like a real tooth. The best part is that the new replacement tooth will function as seamlessly as your regular tooth.
Dental implants can replace:
Advances in dental technology provide dentists with a variety of procedures to enhance a patient’s smile. Dentures offer patients who have experienced tooth loss a natural-looking smile that lasts. Many patients find that dentures give them greater confidence in social situations while providing a similar function to their natural teeth.