Dr. Frank Rafail DMD Dr. Jim Kim DDS MS Dr. Ryan Wallrich DDS

Comprehensive Dental Services

Carmel Plaza Dental in San Diego provides comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages.

Annual Check Ups & Cleanings

Annual Check Ups & Cleanings

We provide annual dental checkups and cleaning for patients of all ages. These cleanings remove plaque and tarter, as well as an excess bacteria that was not removed through regular brushing and flossing of your teeth. We examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth, taking x-rays if needed and informing you of any problems we see. We can schedule follow-up appointments if needed, or we can schedule next year’s checkup and cleaning ahead of time.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Carmel Plaza Dental also provides IV sedation for any procedures as needed, which include but are not limited to fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and minor oral surgery. This is especially helpful for those who have anxiety about going to the dentist or getting a procedure done. Your hygienist and dentist will advise you if IV sedation will be a good option for your procedure, health, and personal preferences.

Implants

Implants

We also provide dental implants to replace missing, broken, damaged, or extracted teeth. Implants are made with ceramic or porcelain and adhered to the gum with steel rods. The team at Carmel Dental Plaza will work with you to create customized implants that fit your gums and surrounding teeth precisely. We can replace one or multiple teeth with implants as needed.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Rather than a set of wires and brackets, Invalign uses clear trays that fit over your teeth, which are replaced every few months with a slightly different shape, to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. They are removable for eating and sleeping, making them a comfortable, discreet method for straightening your teeth. Contact the Ortho team at Carmel Plaza Ortho to learn more.

Same Day Crowns

Same Day Crowns

Crowns, or caps, are metal or porcelain pieces that cover your teeth after a root canal procedure. Crowns protect the tooth from chipping, cracking, or becoming infected. Crowns strengthen teeth that have been weakened by a cavity that required a root canal procedure. We are able to mold, set, and apply crowns the same day as your first appointment—no waiting with a less than perfect tooth for the crown to arrive or making a follow up appointment.

Digital X-Rays

SDigital X-Rays

X-rays are used to look at the bone structure underneath the gums and in the jaw. An x-ray is done at the dentist’s discretion, and usually performed once a year for adolescents who do not have all their adult teeth yet. X-rays can detect problems that are not yet visible, and can enable us to proceed with the appropriate preventative care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Carmel Plaza Dental receives a number of frequently asked questions from current and potential patients. Read about just some of these below and feel free to contact us for more information.

What can I expect as a new patient?

First, we ask you to complete a confidential health history and registration form, which you may already have completed. Next, the staff will thorough examine your teeth, gums, head, and neck, providing a review of your oral health. We also provide a full set of x-rays and then discuss our findings with you. We will answer any questions you may have, and we will proceed according your individual needs.

What type of training does your staff take part in?

Carmel Plaza Dental takes pride in offering the care you need to keep your smile healthy. We attend lectures, meetings, and conventions, and we are also members multiple dental associations, staying informed about the changes and recommendations for our industry.

What if there is a problem with my dental health?

We uphold a standard of excellence in personalized dental care, which enables us to provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve optimal dental health. If an emergency occurs, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Are there any specific sanitation procedures you follow?

At our office, infection control is very important to us, which is why we follow all of the standards recommended by the American Dental Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Center for Disease Control.

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