Who We Are

Dr. Koppikar is a board certified Doctor of Dental Surgery. He received degrees in psychology and marketing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned his DDS from Marquette University in 2000. He received advanced training at Louis Stokes Veterans Administration in Cleveland, Ohio gained valuable experience treating patients with complicated needs.

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Click here to see why we are the highest rated dentist in Phoenix!

"Superb skills! I recently had a crown procedure and the office has a lab so I did not have to have a temporary crown and then have the inconvenience of having another appointment." ~ CAROL.

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Crowns and Bridges

Let's face it, very few of us have perfect teeth. Many of us have large, ugly metal fillings, which expand and contract with temperature. This causes cracks in the filling and tooth and can lead to tooth decay. When a tooth has extensive decay, the best way to restore it is with a crown. A crown is a porcelain “cap” that covers and strengthens the tooth.

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When are dental bridges necessary?

Most people don't think that losing a tooth or multiple teeth is a common occurrence. But tooth loss is more prevalent than people realize. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Losing a tooth can be caused by a cavity, trauma, infection, gum disease, or a reinfected root canal. When faced with a missing tooth, cosmetic dentistry provides several options to treat the affected area.

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An overview of CEREC dental crown (caps) Phoenix AZ

Throughout history dentists have strived to restore form and function to damaged teeth. Before 1970, there were few options available to improve the esthetics of dental restorations. Fortunately, we live in a time where dentists can use state of the art materials and innovative techniques to blend art and science to create crowns and veneers that mimic natural teeth.

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The elegance of porcelain - Dental crowns of Phoenix

Historically, porcelain dental crowns were laminated to metal to strengthen them. Today with advances in dental technology and materials porcelain no longer requires a metal base. The strength of modern dental porcelain enables dentists to place beautiful, natural looking all porcelain crowns. Whenever you have a damaged tooth, saving that tooth should be the first choice rather than having it extracted.

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The beauty of dental crowns and dental bridges in Phoenix

Dental crowns and dental bridges are time tested restorations that have been used in dentistry for many decades to restore form, function, and beauty to a patient's smile. Today's society is focused on appearance, and first impressions are everything. Snap judgments are made about us the moment we meet someone.

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Restorative and esthetic Phoenix dental crowns

Today's dental crowns are both restorative and cosmetic. Historically, these restorations were used for "tooth repair," simply restoring the function of a damaged tooth. Crowns first came into use by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago, and still play a crucial role in dentistry today. When a tooth has been weakened, but the roots are healthy, a dental crown can prevent the need for a tooth extraction.

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Phoenix dentist offers same day crowns

There have been numerous advances in the science of dentistry in recent years, but few have been as helpful to patients as the development of CEREC technology. This innovative system gives dentists the ability to create all ceramic, high quality dental crowns in their offices in a matter of minutes. An advanced 3D camera determines the shape of the crown, and a computerized milling machine sculpts a porcelain block into a beautiful restoration in about 15 minutes.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Few people have a perfect smile naturally, but they can seek the help of a cosmetic dentist to achieve the smiles they desire. Advances in dental technology, techniques, and materials have made it possible for nearly anyone to have a near perfect smile. A wide array of services is available at Biltmore Dental Center to create gorgeous smiles.

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How can cosmetic dentistry change my life?

One of the first things people notice about you when they first meet you is your smile. A healthy, radiant smile not only looks amazing, but can give an individual self-confidence, high self-esteem, and a happy attitude towards life. When individuals are not happy with their smiles, they may find themselves to be extremely self-conscious, and in some cases embarrassed of their teeth.

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Get a total smile makeover from your Phoenix cosmetic dentist

Dr. Sameet Koppikar at Biltmore Dental Center can create an entirely new smile for you. He completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry while working with some of the world's finest dentists. In addition, he has extensive experience treating patients with complicated needs,gained while working with the Veterans Administration in Cleveland, Ohio. With his technical expertise, knowledge, experience, and commitment to patient care, he will incorporate a variety of techniques to design a breathtaking smile for you.

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True smile enhancement requires artistry

The field of cosmetic dentistry has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. People are realizing the personal, social, professional, and emotional benefits of an attractive smile and advances in dental technology, materials, and techniques are delivering stunning results. If you are considering smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry, there are two vital considerations to address before you schedule a consultation.

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Put on a fresh face with Phoenix AZ cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is general dentistry with the added elements of art and science. In addition to the functional aspects of the dental work, the dentist must perform the treatment aesthetically. With the advances in dental technology, materials, and techniques, functional as well as beautiful dental work is available for all patients. However, the quality of the aesthetics depends heavily on the chosen dentist.

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Get a life enhancement with cosmetic dentistry in Phoenix

A beautiful smile has always been essential to overall attractiveness. There is more truth in that today than ever before. Every era has a look, eg. the big hair trend of the 1980s; society today is focused on facial beauty. This trend is fueled by the media. TV and magazines display "beautiful people" in shows and advertisements. Every one of these "beautiful people" flashes a stunning smile, which is the secret to their attractiveness.

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Love your smile with cosmetic dentistry in AZ

The popularity of cosmetic dentistry has soared in recent years as more people begin to understand the true value of a beautiful smile. Thanks to the advancements in dental technology, materials, and techniques, patients have a wealth of options to choose from for smile enhancement.

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Phoenix dentist can help you fight the signs of aging with cosmetic dentistry

Decreased sense perception and less flexibility are some of the effects of aging, changes to our oral health and the appearance of our teeth are also part of the aging process. “Long in the tooth” (meaning older) is an idiom that reflects the effects age can have on our oral cavity. Many people feel like a youth on the inside and are not happy with the signs of age they see beginning to appear in the mirror.

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Root Canal

Like other parts of your body, teeth are living organs. Right in the center of a tooth is the PULP, which is a complex set of nerves and a blood supply. This blood supply is connected to your body's blood supply via "roots," just like a tree's roots. When a tooth has extensive decay, the bacteria in the decay can get into the blood supply of the pulp.

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Why would I need a root canal procedure?

There is probably no dental procedure more dreaded than the infamous root canal. These days however a root canal is a relatively easy treatment to go through. Compared to the horror stories of the past, most patients are surprised at how quick and stress-free root canals actually are.

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Don't let outdated myths prolong your pain

Many people associate a root canal treatment with discomfort, pain, and soreness; some even avoid treatment until the pain drives them to the dentist’s chair. The myths about the pain of a root canal are based on outdated dental techniques and technologies that most dentists no longer use. Yet, these myths endure and are still preventing patients from getting the treatment they need.

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Relieve the pain with a root canal treatment in Phoenix

A root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) is necessary when the pulp in a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth alive. Temperature and pain are perceived through the dental pulp. When the pulp is injured, pressure builds inside the tooth.

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The treatment of root canals in Phoenix

Preconceived notions about root canal therapy make some people shudder at the thought of this procedure. The old stories that still circulate about the pain of this treatment are outdated and born in the rudimentary dentistry of yesteryear. Modern root canal therapy simply ends the suffering from one of the most painful of all dental conditions – an infected tooth.

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The simple process for a "root canal" in Phoenix

More than 90% of all Americans have had decay in their permanent teeth by the time they are 64 years old. Nearly 25% of those have untreated cavities. Tooth decay is the second most common disorder today, topped only by the common cold. Moderate decay that is not too deep can be treated with a filling, inlay, or onlay. However, if a tooth has decay that runs deep, bacteria may reach the root and cause infection or inflammation.

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The steps to a root canal surgery

Root canal surgery can prevent the extraction of a tooth with an infected or inflamed pulp. The pulp tissue in the center of a tooth can become infected for a number of reasons. A deep cavity or a fracture can let bacteria reach the dental pulp, and trauma can damage the pulp even if there is no visible damage.

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