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Below is a selection of what our patients have said about us!

  • Six things I love about Dr. Dhayni and staff!: Fast appointments, Very nice staff you feel at ease and comfortable with, My kids love this office, Payment plan availability, Office is very clean and has updated equipment, Offer a lot of services that meets all of your dental needs!
    Sophia H – General Dentistry
  • Everyone is really friendly, loved how they put me at ease, from the first meeting/consult with Tom, to meeting Dr. Dhayni, how they turned my embarrassment/shame of my smile in to a great smile. And I don’t want to forget the young ladies who cleaned/scraped my teeth, I’m sorry I forgot her name, but what she had to do with my teeth was quite a task. She was friendly, gentle and she also made me feel at ease. Thanks to all of you!!. And I don’t want to forget the young ladies who cleaned/scraped my teeth, I’m sorry I forgot her name, but what she had to do with my teeth was quite a task. She was friendly, gentle and she also made me feel at ease. Thanks to all of you!!
    Greg Falk – Dental Crowns
  • The staff at Dr. Dhayni’s office are friendly, fast, caring and I never feel any pain. Great dental office for anyone. You must try this office even if you have a Dentist already!
    Serggiy Pryadkin – General Dentistry
  • I had a severe case of ‘dental phobia’ until I met and was treated by Dr. Dhayni. A root canal was not my idea of meeting a new dentist. However, through out my treatment I was very comfortable and pleased with the results. All in all, the procedure went very smoothly. Future cleaning, fillings, etc. will no longer be a concern. Thank you, Dr. Dhayni and staff!
    Mary Beth A.- General Dentistry
  • I am very happy with my new smile. It is difficult to remember what my old smile ever looked like. However, I remember always being self conscious of smiling. Now my confidence shines and I look forward to smiling when I meet new people. Thank you for helping me feel better about my appearance. You and your staff have impacted my life more than you will ever know.
    Rose L. – Smile Makeover
  • Thank you so very much to Dr. Dhayni and his staff! You are all very wonderful people. I am so happy with the outcome of wearing invisalign. It’s amazing now I’m not afraid to smile big or worry if the person I’m talking to is looking at my teeth. Now I hope they are looking! I recommend everyone I know to see Dr. Dhayni and his staff! They work miracles!. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Jennifer Arnold – Invisalign, General Dentistry
  • Hello! My name is Dana Wolfe. I like the staff at your office most. They are very caring, warm, understanding and helpful. I also really like the amenities in your office (i.e. flat panel T.V. w/ cable, clean well-sanitized restroom, nice lobby).
    Dana Wolfe – Invisalign Dental Crowns
  • Thank you so very much for the miraculous job you and your staff have done to make my smile so beautiful and healthy. Since my appointment with you I’ve been receiving compliments on my teeth constantly.
    Lydia J. – Invisalign
  • I can’t begin to tell you all just how much all your hard work and effort means to me. It was worth every minute and every penny. Your professionalism and enthusiasm for what you do is second-to-none. You and your staff make a great team!
    Lena W.- General Dentistry
  • WOW!!! What an experience that was! It seems as if Dr. Dhayni and his staff never stop trying to better themselves and their surroundings. As long as I need a dentist I’ll continue to see Dr. Dhayni and the San Diego Dentistry staff!
    Mark Voss – Dental Crowns, Dental Implants
  • I love my new smile! Everyone compliments me on how white and pretty my teeth look. I am so happy with my results I keep on referring all of my friends to come see you. Thank you so much.
    Christie R.- Smile Makeover
  • I’ve had dental work done both here and abroad. Every time I went in, it hurt. Then I met Dr. Dhayni. He assured me that it wouldn’t hurt, and at first I was very nervous. But he was right! It was completely painless. I feel very grateful now, because I am not afraid to see the dentist anymore.
    Jamie M.- General Dentistry
  • I hadn’t visited the dentist in 8 years. I was both nervous and embarrassed. Dr. Dhayni and his staff put my mind at ease. They were both friendly and efficient, always willing to help. They managed to put the smile back on my face! Thank you for everything.
    Sandra P. – General Dentistry
  • Since I was a teenager (many years ago), I wouldn’t show my teeth when I smiled. My teeth were crooked and yellow. I envied other people who had nice, straight, white teeth. Now, I love to show my teeth when I smile. Just last week my hairdresser commented on how nice of a smile I have. I can’t thank Dr. Dhayni and staff enough. They’ve changed my life.
    Massie G.- New Smile
  • My experience at your dental office has been nothing short of great. Over the years I have been to many dentists due to my dental problems and I have unfortunately become very fearful of them due to lack of their education, lack of updated facilities but most of all lack of compassion. You and your staff have taken away any fear I have. I actually look forward to seeing and talking to you and your staff. I know that when I’m there and when I leave your office, I am having the best care that I can possibly get. Dr. Dhayni, you are what gives the dental field a good name. I think other dentist and their staff could really benefit from your example.
    Kim Carten – Lumineers, General Dentistry
  • Dr. Dhayni and Staff, Thank you so much for the beautiful smile you gave me! I am so happy with the work you’ve done on me. My smile is now beautiful. Thanks to Tom & Judy. Also, I feel like family. I am thrilled with my Lumineers!! Thanks Again.
    Kate E Bann – Lumineers
  • Dr. Dhayni and his staff are truly wonderful. Their friendliness and sense of humor made me feel relaxed and welcomed. I love the work they have done on my teeth. For the first time since I can remember I am not shy or embarrassed about smiling. Thanks for all you’ve done!!!
    Kim R. – General Dentistry
  • My wholehearted recommendation of you, Dr. Dhayni, is that you have obviously chosen the right profession. Keep up the good work!
    Tim C.- General Dentistry
  • Every experience I’ve had in the dentist’s chair has been miserable, until now. Dr. Dhayni is the most compassionate dentist I’ve ever seen. He understands (and therefore can eliminate) fear and pain. The work he’s done on my teeth has been top quality. Add to that his ability to calm the nervous wreck in the chair and you have a combination of skills that can’t be beat. I’m no longer afraid, and that’s pretty much a miracle. I can’t recommend him enough.
    Chris V. – General Dentistry
  • I Stela Jani love H. Dhayni, D.D.S. Cosmetic Dentistry Clinque. The service is excellent and fast. Their employees treat myself and my family with great help. They always offer great prices and everyone is very welcoming. They always make my visit very comfortable. My teeth feel great after I leave the office and I never hate coming back. Their office and equipment is very clean and their technology is very good. All the doctors and employees are very helpful and kind. Visiting Dr. Dhayni, D.D.S. Cosmetic Dentistry Clinque is an awesome experience for me. Sincerely,
    Stela Jani – Invisalign, General Dentistry
  • Having a beautiful smile has truly changed my life! Thank you, Dr. Dhayni and staff for your kindness and dedication to all your patients.
    Cara P. – General Dentistry
  • Dear Dr. Dhayni. Just a note to let you know how very much I appreciate your act of kindness and consideration in fixing my tooth without charging plus the gift certificate. This is so unusual in today’s society and it reminded me there is still some wonderful and caring people helping others unselfishly. God Bless You. My whole family says thanks for all you did for me, you are special.
    Mary Jean Dill – General Dentistry
  • My New Teeth. Well, I had a smile I hid. Nice teeth, but I grinded them too much. My new smile took a while to get where it was today, but well worth it. Good service, always there for me, stood behind their work. No regrets, so now I can flirt with a smile.
    Alexander Costa – Lumineers
  • Since I’ve been coming to your office I’ve always received the best treatment possible. I feel extremely comfortable coming in and am very satisfied with my teeth.
    Aurora C. – General Dentistry
  • I really like your modern, high-tech office and I think Tom is very knowledgeable. Every question I’ve ever asked Tom doesn’t even hesitate and gives me a detailed answer. He really knows his stuff and I like his passion for dentistry.
    Kelli Murphy – Invisalign, General Dentistry
  • Was an excellent visit! I can’t believe I’m not afraid of the dentist anymore! I recommend Dr. Dhayni to anyone with a fear of dentisty!
    Tim W. – General Dentistry
  • Friendly and accommodating. Willing to to go above and beyond for customer satisfaction. Thank you for all that you do. Sincerely,
    Mrs. Prendergast – General Dentistry
  • They keep their appointment times and don’t make you wait which is HUGE and everyone in the office is extremely friendly and efficient!. A happy customer,
    Shelly Bryner – Invisalign
  • Comfortable, homey, warm, & inviting environment-it decreases the anxiety most patients have when entering a dentists office. I like that your info is up to date, and your equipment is up to date-professional staff, helpful, kind, caring & courteous.
    Linda Yono – General Dentistry
  • Honestly, at first I thought that if I was going to do braces at a family dentistry it would’ve cost me more than going to the usual place I go too. However, I’m so grateful and happy that I came to the right place. The office was very clean and very comfortable/cozy to come too. The staffs were so so so so nice and very honest. I love the fact that they help you through everything that you need to know about braces. Therefore, I believe everyone should definitely come to San Diego Dentistry to get their braces and cleaning done : )). I loveeeee it.
    Bai Xiong – Traditional Braces
  • Everyone Was Very Nice And Professional And The Office Is Very Clean And Relaxing Environment!
    Janna Sergueeva – General Dentistry
  • The service at your office is excellent. Thank you so much.
    Yulia Kornievskaia – General Dentistry
  • Great service and stuff – a truly amazing experience!
    Aleksey Kornievskaia – General Dentistry
  • Everyone in the office is very friendly. The procedures used in filling cavities is a relief, as opposed to drills and shots.
    Olga Filippova – Invisalign
  • You guys did an excellent painless job of prepping my teeth for my crowns. And, I absolutely love the temporary crowns. I can’t wait to see the permanent ones. Keep up the good work. You rock Tom!
    Tatiana Kornievskaia – General Dentistry
  • Caring and considerate staff; knowledgeable; latest technology. Dr. Dhayni is extremely skilled and businesslike, while being approachable to his patients.
    Gerri Dolan – General Dentistry
  • Everything was great! My appointment was fast & painless. It was only my second appointment and everyone remembered me..
    Vladimir Kornievskaia – General Dentistry
  • Dr. Dhayni has always performed excellent work for me. I have recommended him to several people.
    D. Wandzel
  • I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for restoring my smile! I appreciate the time and care you gave me and how quickly the process went. I am blessed to have found a caring, gentle dental office at Cosmetic Dentistry Clinique. Thanks to all of you. I don’t mind going to the dentist. Keep up the good work!
    C. Jackson
  • Since I’ve been coming to your office I’ve always received the best treatment possible. I feel extremely comfortable coming in and am very satisfied with my teeth.
    A. Colak
  • Well, I (have) been coming here for a month and I think the doctor (is) really nice and gentle with my teeth. They make me feel very special when I come here. This is a good family dentist, I do refer my family strictly to you guys. Good communication and customer service. Thank you, keep up the good work.
    L. Yang
  • You guys are great!
    P. Hardy
  • I appreciate the way your staff handle(s) the customer. And whenever I have an appointment they always call me in advance to remind me, which really please(s) me. Thank you for your good service and keep it up.
    K. Ceesay
  • I really like coming to Dr. Dhayni’s office, I feel comfortable. I don’t like to wait long at doctors’ offices and that is a good sign here because he doesn’t make too many appointments at the same time. My kids feel good coming to the office, he does a good and honest job.
    Y. Hijazi
  • Dr. Dhayni (has) been a good doctor. He tries to help out a lot. And he did with me. Thank you.
    L. Elia
  • I was referred by a colleague when he learned I was adopting a son from Russia and would need excellent dental care. Dr. Dhayni’s patience and expertise has helped bring my school age son’s teeth back to health. We are fortunate in America fluoridated water and with Dr. Dhayni’s help, my son’s smile is the picture of health.
    L. Franks
  • Wonderful Staff. Exceptional Care with a smile!. Dr. Dhayni is the only dentist I trust to take care of my teeth.
    Dr. M. Rizk, Cardiologist
  • They keep their appointment times and don't make you wait which is HUGE and everyone is extremely friendly and efficient!
    Shelly Bryner
  • Dr. Dhayni is one of the best drs. i have seen. I have had quite a bit of treatment done here and not once have i felt him give me the shot.He did 4 crowns on my front teeth and they look amazing, you cant even tell they arent my real teeth! He has made my smile brighter… the staff there also is great they are very happy people and make your experience enjoyable!!!. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who is scared or just doesnt enjoy the dentist!
    Joshua F, Santee, CA, Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dr. Dhayni and Staff are Great!!!. They all know how to make me feel comfortable…I am not a huge fan of the dentist but Dr. Dhanyi has made my dental experience better.. When he gives you a shot 9 out of 10 times you never feel it I dont know how he does it but it works! I have recommened my family and friends to see him, they all enjoy their visits as well!. If I was you I would try him out he is awesome!
    Richard M, Santee, CA, General Dentistry
  • My confidence is up, I feel good about myself, and I’ve fallen in love with the dental team.
  • I hope that I’m sharing this with somebody younger than me. I wish I had done this years sooner. Your own teeth are wonderful things. Try to keep as many of them as you can with Sedation Dentistry.
  • My new smile has received so many glowing compliments.
  • Excellent service as usual from the very pleasant staff. (5 stars)
    Anonymous (January 19, 2015)
  • I hit horrible traffic on my way to my appointment and was quite late, though was still welcomed with smiles by the entire staff. They are a great team and always ease my dental fears & concerns :) I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new dental group ! (5 stars)
    Anonymous (January 6, 2015)
  • The team at Balboa Dental were great and answerd all of my questions.. (5 stars)
    Anonymous (January 6, 2015)
  • The Balboa Dentistry office was able to get me in for an evaluation the same day. All the office staff are friendly and efficient; I highly recommend this dentist. (5 stars)
    mgetz, (December 3, 2014)
  • The staff is very friendly and personable. The procedures are done in a timely manner and they tell you exactly what they are doing. I love my dentist and the staff!! (5 stars)
    Anonymous (November 10, 2014)
  • Brit and Marissa are very professional. (5 stars)
    MJAN (January 15, 2014)
  • Balboa Dentistry is the bets place I have seen in San Diego. (5 stars)
    Anonymous (January 8, 2014)
  • I am a very please patient at Balboa Dentistry. I was very afraid of the dentist before and neglected to go for a very, very long time. A friend referred me to this place and I am very happy with the dentist and the girls there. I am no longer afraid of the dentist. I would recommend them to everybody I know... (5 stars)
    Mary Tellez (December 23, 2013)
  • Good job of explaining what was going on and the best measures to take for the best remedy. (4 stars)
    Anonymous (December 9, 2013)
  • I thought my visit went extremely well!!! Everyone was very professional as well as very thoughtful and compassionate due to my extreme anxiety regarding the procedure and to help accommodate me due to a neck and back injury. I didn't feel a thing during the whole procedure which was my first crown and replacement filling. This is the first office also that I have found that the entire staff is exceptionally patient and just overall incredibly kind!!!! (5 stars)
    Donna Sweet (November 19, 2013)
  • Excellent dental work. Great staff. Everybody smiles and are all very warm. The good doctor always chooses the path that will give me the less pain, and if it means no numbing, than so be it. (5 stars)
    Patrick (November 12, 2013)
  • Dr Dhayni and staff are very professional. I've been satisfied and happy with all the dental work they have provided. Chairside manner has been exceptional. (5 stars)
    Leonard (November 5, 2013)
  • The staff at Balboa Dentistry were as wonderful as ever. The staff always seems so happy to see my son and me. Great smiles and wonderful personalities as well as great service. (5 stars)
    Scott Seabaugh (October 26, 2013)
  • The staff at Balboa Dentistry are professional and welcoming ... I'm very pleased with the dental work I've received and would highly recommend them. (5 stars)
    Christi (October 24, 2013)
  • Wonderful experience. All were warm and friendly. My son and I were also very happy with the service we got ! (5 stars)
    Scott Seabaugh (October 1, 2013)
  • Balboa dentistry provides a relaxed family atmosphere. My daughter has always been afraid of the dentist. Her experience at balboa dentistry has been a gentle and caring one. She has a renewed trust in the dental industry. (5 stars)
    Anonymous (August 22, 2013)
  • Terrific service.Bob
    Anonymous (August 20, 2013)

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge or bridges are used to replace and fix a missing tooth or missing teeth. When teeth are missing, they need to be replaced to prevent future problems such as:

Dental bridges
Your teeth will begin to shift and extrude out of their sockets when a tooth or teeth are missing because the biting forces change. When your biting forces change, a chain reaction of problems will occur depending on how long you delay getting a dental bridge.

Shifted teeth or teeth that extrude out of their sockets help create places around your teeth for plaque and bacteria to hide. The accumulation of plaque and bacteria around your teeth can cause tooth decay, periodontal gum disease, bad breath and dental cavities. Also, improper chewing forces can lead to loose teeth and even bone loss in your jaw, especially when tooth decay, periodontal gum disease or dental cavities exists. Chewing food is difficult when you have an uneven bite and may cause bruxism or pain in your TMJ (jaw joint).

To determine if a dental bridge or dental bridges is right for you, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dhayni at 858-277-5141 or email us at Our office is located at 5222 Balboa Ave, Suite 72, San Diego, CA 92117. Dr. Dhayni, DDS is a certified dentist that provides general and cosmetic dental services in the California.

At your appointment, we will perform a thorough examination, which will include taking x-rays and examining your teeth to determine if and what type of dental bridge is right for you.

There are four types of dental bridges:

Traditional Dental Bridge (Three Unit Bridge)

Cantilever Dental Bridge

Bonded Dental Bridge (Maryland Bridge)

Dental Bridge with an Implant

Dental Bridges

The most common type of dental bridge is a traditional bridge, also known as a three-unit bridge. A traditional three-unit bridge is used to replace missing teeth when teeth are available on both sides of your missing tooth. A traditional three-unit bridge consists of three parts. A pontic is held together by two abutments (crowns) and is custom made in the dental laboratory to accurately fit your teeth. The pontic replaces the area where your missing tooth was and the two abutments (crowns) are attached to the two teeth surrounding your missing tooth.

Another type of dental bridge is a cantilever. A cantilever bridge is used when there are teeth on only one side of the empty space. A cantilever bridge involves attaching the pontic to one or more adjacent teeth with one or two abutments (crowns).

A bonded dental bridge also known as a Maryland dental bridge is often used when teeth are missing in the front of your mouth. A bonded dental bridge involves fusing the pontic to metal bands and bonding the metal bands to the back of the abutment teeth.

A dental bridge with an implant is used when the teeth and gums surrounding your missing teeth are in good condition and free of periodontal disease. A dental bridge with an implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jawbone or onto the jawbone to hold a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is made of porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain. All porcelain bridges are made entirely of porcelain and look identical to your natural teeth which eliminates the dark blue line at the edge of the gums that occurs with porcelain fused to metal dental bridges. Also it is easier to place an all porcelain crown above the gum line allowing for healthier gums and teeth. All porcelain bridges used to be a bit fragile, but with the development of stronger pressed porcelain, today all porcelain bridges are similar to porcelain fused to metal bridges in terms of strength and durability.

Once we determine which dental bridge is right for you, we will take impressions of your mouth to use as a model to ensure that your bridge fits your teeth and bite precisely. We often place a temporary bridge, while your are waiting for your bridge (1-2 weeks). Once your bridge is made in the laboratory, we will call you to schedule an appointment to apply your bridge. At your appointment, we will make sure the bridge fits your mouth and your bite is correct before we cement or bond the bridge into place. It may take two or more appointments to complete the process of getting a dental bridge.

Once your dental bridge is placed, the success of it depends of how you care for your bridge and the teeth and gums that support your bridge. Thoroughly flossing and bushing every time you eat and scheduling a dental exam every 6 months is very important to the success of your dental bridge. It may be challenging to keep your dental bridge and surrounding teeth and gums free from plaque, but superfloss and floss threaders can help you succeed in the care of your dental bridge. At first, it may seem a little awkward, but soon your bridge will feel comfortable and be easy to maintain.

A dental bridge costs approximately $1700.00. The cost of a dental bridge or dental bridges depends on the type of dental bridge you want and need, along with the number of bridges required. We have payment options and financing available for those who qualify. Please call Dr. Dhayni, DDS to schedule an appointment at 858-277-5141.

San Diego Dentistry

5222 Balboa Ave, Suite 72San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: 858-277-5141 • Fax: 858-277-4179 • Office e-mail:
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Serving the following areas with exceptional care:

  • San Diego
  • Chula Vista
  • Oceanside
  • Escondido
  • Carlsbad
  • El Cajon
  • Vista
  • San Marcos
  • Encinitas
  • National City
  • La Mesa