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Which Tooth Covering Do I Need?

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Which Tooth Covering Do I Need?Did you know that your teeth and your bite are as unique as your fingerprints? That’s why dental problems can’t be fixed by a one-size-fits-all solution. There is a wide variety of options available for correcting unsightly teeth. For most patients, accidents, tooth decay, and age contribute to a less than stellar smile. Tooth coverings are used to correct cracked, chipped, or missing teeth. But, how do you know which covering is best for your cosmetic dental needs?

Dental Onlays

Dental onlays, also known as partial crowns, are used to treat cavities, cracks, or broken teeth. They work by covering one or more of the cusps on the biting surface. Onlays are the best choice when the tooth can’t support a dental filling but doesn’t need a full crown. Ideal candidates include people with:

  • Cavities
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Damage that could be treated with fillings
  • Old fillings that need to be replaced

Dental onlays come in a variety of materials, but the best choice is porcelain. Porcelain onlays mimic a natural tooth appearance, are highly durable, and are resistant to staining.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can restore the shape, size, strength, and/or appearance of teeth. A crown is used to camouflage an unsightly tooth by encapsulating the entire visible portion of the tooth. The crown can be supported by either a natural tooth root or a dental implant. Ideal candidates include people with:

  • Decay too severe for a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Misalignment
  • Discoloration
  • The need for additional structural support

Dental crowns differ from veneers in that they cover the entire tooth rather than only the front portion. Crowns can be made from varying materials, and the best choice depends on the individual needs of the patient.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when some of the patient’s natural teeth remain, whereas complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are beneficial for replacing missing teeth, and they also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of their correct position. Partial dentures provide a natural-looking correction to one’s smile.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hawary of the Art of Dentistry Institute today. Dr. Hawary can evaluate the state of your teeth and help you decide the best option for you depending on your cosmetic wishes. Dr. Hawary and his staff are eager to help you regain your unique, vibrant smile. Contact us today by call (949) 955-3366 or fill out our online contact form here.  

Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation

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Rejuvenate Your Mouth for Oral Health

Full mouth rehabilitation, also called full mouth reconstruction or rejuvenation, is different from a full smile makeover in that it is a necessary procedure. It involves restoring every tooth in a person’s mouth with the primary goal of improving oral health.

Ideal candidates for full mouth rehabilitation may relate to one or more of the following:

  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
  • Consistent headaches or migraines
  • Clicking in the jaw
  • Lock jaw
  • Missing teeth
  • Worn, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw dispositioning

Restoring Your Smile’s Beauty and Function

While a full mouth rehabilitation is not technically a cosmetic procedure, Art of Dentistry Institute focuses on both the beauty and function of the entire mouth with every treatment we provide. Tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns are just a couple of cosmetic dental treatment options that ensure a more vibrant, natural-looking result. Other procedures used in full mouth rehabilitation might include:

full mouth rehabilitation for oral health

  • Jaw repositioning
  • Tooth extraction
  • Placement of dental implants and crowns
  • Orthodontic braces
  • Bone and tissue grafting
  • Teeth cleaning and whitening

 

Relieving Headaches and Migraines

Persistent headaches or migraines can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. In some cases, they may be caused by bruxism (clenching or grinding the teeth) or they may be the result of TMJ. A full mouth rehabilitation will address these concerns and will often alleviate headaches.

Resolving Gum Disease

Gum disease is another issue addressed with full mouth rehabilitation to ensure that the reconstructed teeth have a healthy foundation. Scaling and root planing may be sufficient to correct any damage, or you may require soft tissue or bone grafts to build up the gums and underlying jaw bone.

Straightening Teeth

Crooked teeth can be a source of pain and discomfort and can also increase the risk of tartar buildup and gum disease. Correcting the bite with braces, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers will make the smile more beautiful as well as healthier and pain free.

The Art of Dentistry Institute has been perfecting the beauty and functionality of smiles for years. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or by filling out our online contact form for more information.

 

Age-Defying Dentistry

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Close up photo of a beautiful young woman smilingYour smile can help you look young and vibrant again!

When it comes to fighting the natural aging process, many people consider plastic surgery procedures to turn back the hands of time before they consider cosmetic improvement for their smile. However, our smile ages right along with the rest of our facial features and is one of the key components to looking youthful. Chips, cracks, discoloration, and thinning enamel show the wear and tear our smiles have endured over time and can make us appear years older than we are. The Art of Dentistry Institute offers many treatments that will defy the aging process to give you a young and vibrant-looking smile that significantly improves your look.

Get a “Lift”

Plastic surgery isn’t the only option to give your face a “lift.” Porcelain Veneers or bonding can provide support to the cheekbones and can even soften nasolabial folds to give you a much younger appearance.

Straighten Up

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® can provide a significant improvement to your appearance. In some cases, aligning your teeth correctly can improve the shape of your face and make you look more youthful.

Close Gaps

Gaps in the smile can be uncomfortable, cause speech impediments, and detract from a person’s overall beauty. Gaps can be closed with veneers or bonding to make the entire smile appear more symmetrical.

Fix Discoloration

Teeth can darken over time as the pulp in the center of the teeth recedes and is filled with dark-colored dentin. Consistent exposure to certain foods and drinks, such as wine, coffee, tea, and berries, can also contribute to discoloration and yellowing of the teeth. In one quick office visit, laser teeth whitening with Zoom!® can improve the whiteness of the teeth up to eight shades.

Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are the most noticeable indicators of an aged smile. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, which are capped with a crown. Bridges or porcelain veneers are other options that can disguise missing teeth and lead to a more youthful facial appearance overall. Restoring lost teeth will also prevent bone loss from occurring in the jaw over time, which may cause a person to appear older than their actual age.

The Art of Dentistry Institute is dedicated to meeting all of your aesthetic needs and will provide you with a customized treatment plan to attain the look you desire. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or filling out our online contact form for more information.

If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure at Art of Dentistry in Irvine, CA, please call (949) 799-0500 to schedule your dental appointment today.

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Irvine, CA 92612
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