Project Description

Smile Makeover

Kathy Zahedi, DDS & Associates
Dr. Kathy Zahedi

Fix Multiple Oral Health Problems With a Smile Makeover

It’s no surprise to hear of patients suffering from multiple dental problems simultaneously, especially considering how closely your gums, jaws, and teeth are connected. This is why our office provides complete mouth reconstruction plans and smile makeovers, which make it possible to address multiple dental concerns at the same time. Our team examines all of your dental problems and personal specifications into consideration to create a catered plan by combining numerous treatments into single appointments. This enables patients to renew their ability to speak appropriately, smile with confidence, and even eat as never before.

Comprehensive dental plans are not all created equal, and full mouth reconstructions are no exception. Because not every patient’s full mouth reconstruction or smile makeover carries the same requirements, they cater to specific dental issues, needs, and financing options. Our team combines various dental procedures into a treatment plan that fits you, whether that includes dental implants, dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, or even periodontal therapy for gum disease. Meeting with a team member to discuss your needs is the first step to a happy, healthy smile.

Considering the range of differences from one patient to the next, no treatment plan is ever the same. Once a professional has reviewed your concerns, needs, and dental issues, a comprehensive treatment plan can be put into place. From mouth guards to wisdom tooth removal, you can rest assured our treatment plans are created with your specific needs in mind. Some of the most common treatments found within our full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover treatment plans include:

•        Dental Implants

 Whenever a patient has suffered jawbone tissue loss (resulting from missing teeth), dental implants may provide a reliable solution. Securing dental implant posts directly into the jaw replaces missing dental roots to support bridges, crowns, and even dentures. A process known as osseointegration enables dental implants to join with your jawbone, creating a stable environment for implant restorations. New bone tissue formation is stimulated by dental implants, which wrap tightly around the implant themselves.

•        Sinus Lift

 As you age, your upper jaw loses bone material near your molars and premolars. A sinus lift provides a secure foundation for dental implants and more by adding bone density. A sinus lift procedure is accomplished by adding bone material between your maxillary sinuses and jaw.

•        Dental Crowns and Bridges

 Compared to dental implants, crowns and bridges are a much more affordable alternative to addressing missing or damaged teeth. Supported by natural teeth, rather than metal posts, crowns and bridges restore bite and chewing function by replacing single or multiple missing teeth. All-porcelain dental crowns can even be produced within two hours, thanks to an in-house CEREC® machine, all with a simple impression.

•        Dentures

 Full dentures are provided when a full upper or lower replacement is needed. A partial is used when several teeth are missing, beyond what a bridge can replace, in order to restore proper chewing and bite function. A brief adjustment period is inherent to dentures, as your muscles adapt to chewing and speaking with their new appliance. Our team assists each patient in determining the best dental solution catered to their individual needs, especially in dentures. We can lead you from choosing between dentures that attach to dental implants or those that rest on your gums directly from budget constraints to patient needs and requirements.

•        Tooth-Colored Fillings

 Patients may easily restore their damaged, and decaying teeth, by opting for tooth-colored composite mixture in place of amalgam fillings. Composite resin can be color-matched for optimal blending, to maintain and improve the beauty of your healthy smile. Amalgam fillings often leave obvious, dark fillings that stick out like a sore thumb, whereas composite matches your existing teeth’ color.

•        Periodontal Disease Prevention and Treatment

 Your oral health is severely weakened by untreated gum disease, such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Periodontal treatment has grown to become a powerful tool, especially in terms of full mouth reconstruction. Special oral hygiene techniques and deep cleaning (to remove bacteria) may be prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan determined by your dentist.

•        Root Canal Therapy

 Once decay reaches the center of your tooth, dentists may resort to root canal therapy in order to remove infection, and eliminate the source of any pain. Once completed, a crown may be placed over the tooth to prevent re-infection and restore normal function. Contrary to popular belief, modern-day root canal therapy is a relatively painless process that works well in eliminating toothaches.

Our dental team is fully equipped to restore full function and beauty to your teeth and gums, with various smile makeovers and complete mouth reconstruction treatment plans. We are more than happy to discuss your needs and concerns and schedule a consultation to see which procedures will help your situation the most. Please feel free to contact us to make a dental appointment today.

In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Santa Monica and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following cosmetic dentistry services: dental bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.

(310) 294-8735
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