Dental Implants in San Marcos . Escondido . Carlsbad CA

Dr. Akef Implant Dentist with 27 years of Dental Implants Experience

The Truth About Missing Teeth

Missing teeth do more than damage your confidence and smile. They can cause long term problems that worsen with time. Such problems include:

  • Inability to chew or speak properly

  • Shifting of teeth in the gum, causing misalignment of bite

  • Facial sagging due to lack of support

  • Increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease or infection due to open spaces

Dental implants provide a safe, effective long term solution for missing teeth. Implants help replace the form and function of missing teeth so you can enjoy improved dental health and a complete, lasting smile.

Dr. Akef’s Credentials

Dr. Jay Akef has more than 27 years of dental experience and has performed over 23,000 surgical cases of gum treatment, dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery, helping patients transform their smiles and gain better oral health. Dental implants are among Dr. Akef’s specialties. He continues to build on his many years of knowledge and success by staying informed of the latest techniques and technologies. All of this ensures his patients receive only the highest quality dental implant treatments.

  • Graduated in 1989 from Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Dentistry with honors before continuing his education

  • Many years of practicing dentistry in Los Angeles and acting as a teacher at both USC and UCLA

  • After working in L.A., Dr. Akef moved to the San Diego region where he has practiced since 1994. Through his years of successful practice, Dr. Akef developed a reputation as one of Southern California’s top surgical gum treatment and dental implant specialists.

  • Dr. Akef has successfully placed more than 11,000 dental implants, earning his reputation as one of San Diego’s top dental implant specialists. Patients appreciate Dr. Akef’s commitment to excellence, demonstrated by his high success rate in placing dental implants and his decision to use only the highest quality dental implants manufactured by companies with long track records in the United States.

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5.0 Stars Based on 4 Reviews(s)


  • Morteza Rezvani

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    My wife and I had been going to a general dentist for many years. After having repeated problems with sensitive teeth we were referred to Dr. Akef, who diagnosed extensive bone loss around one of my teeth, something that should have been done earlier before it became so extensive. To remedy my bone loss Dr. Akef did bone graft, which make it possible to do dental implant. We are totally satisfied with all procedures performed. Thank you Dr. Akef.

  • Michael Fassihi

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    I am a retired medical doctor and have been a patient of doctor Akef for over 15 years. he has done a total of 6 implants for me on 3 different times over the years. Although I have been living in Los Angeles area for the past 9 years, I will drive to San Diego to see him for all of my dental problems and implant follow ups. I do the 5-6 hours round trip drives because I have a firm belief in his knowledge, expertise, and care. His office staff are wonderful. - Michael Fassihi, M.D.

  • Dana A

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    Dr. Akef promises and delivers. I had a missing back tooth for many years and did not even bother to try getting dental implants because I was told that there was not enough bone and that bone grafting was not an option for me. However, after receiving a Sinus Lift Surgery 6 months later an implant was placed successfully.

  • Brian Ken

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    Could not be happier. I am a whimp and cannot stand pain. Dr. Akef reassured me that the dental implant process would be not be very painful. Since I did not need any bone the process was completed in one day. I am very pleased and have recommended Dr. Akef to family members

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants safely and effectively replace tooth roots, providing a healthy foundation for prosthetic teeth by fusing directly to the natural bone. We offer a variety of dental implants, including:

  • Endosteal implant: These dental implants are the most commonly used and are placed in the jawbone. Often endosteal implants are shaped like small screws, cylinders or plates.

  • Subperiosteal implants: These are placed on or above the jawbone and under the gum to provide patients with a shallow jawbone a better foundation for prosthetic teeth.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the combination of anchors and replacement teeth that take the place of missing teeth. Dental implants are made to both look and function like your natural, healthy teeth allowing you to gain better dental health, improve the aesthetics of your smile, and restore your confidence. Dental implants offer a more enduring solution than dentures. With our revolutionary placement technique, we combine comfort with quality care for a faster recovery and long-lasting solution.

An estimated 4% of adults up to 64 years old have lost some or all of their teeth. Many adults have at least one missing tooth which may pose several dental health risks as time goes on.

  • Enhanced Appearance and Function

    Dental implants are used to establish a healthy, lasting foundation for custom prosthetics used to reconstruct your smile and replace missing teeth. Replacement teeth are designed to look and function like natural teeth and are customized to match your unique smile, tooth color, and alignment. Dental implants ensure the health and durability of your prosthetic teeth so that you have a natural-looking smile that lasts for years. When dental implants provide a strong foundation, prosthetic teeth last longer and function better, assisting you in speaking, smiling, chewing, maintaining the alignment of your smile and supporting your facial structure.

  • Greater Convenience

    Dentures require special care and attention to maintain functionality and good oral health. With custom prosthetic teeth and dental implants, no special care is needed. There are no food restrictions, adjustments to fit, or use of messy adhesives. Simply brush and floss as directed by your dentist to keep your prosthetic teeth a permanent, lasting part of your smile.

  • Better oral health

    Dental implants assist in halting the advancement of periodontal (gum) disease and tissue deterioration. They do this by stimulating the bone and gum tissue beneath the gum, promoting better oral health than dentures.

  • Durability

    When cared for properly, dental implants and prosthetic teeth provide a permanent, lifelong solution to missing teeth.

  • Increased Confidence

    When your health, appearance, and comfort are greatly improved, you can’t help but share your new smile. The advantages of dental implants help to boost self-esteem and confidence, benefitting you with increased health and happiness.

To learn more about the types of dental implants offered and what best matches your needs, please give us a call. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you taking the next step toward restoring your missing teeth.

Replace Your Teeth And Your Confidence

Talk with Dr. Akef about Dental Implants. Please fill out the form or call 855-760-7601 .