A full mouth reconstruction can include any combination of the following: Restorative dental treatments: dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays. Implant dentistry: dental implants to replace missing teeth, replicating them from root to crown.
A full mouth reconstruction is when we completely restore all of your worn or missing teeth back to their original health. Our Signature Smile Design (full smile makeover) may require multiple root canals, gum surgery, implants or crowns depending on each individual case – which all can be completed in-house with a completely custom restoration plan.
Dr. Artin Sakhaee uses state-of-the-art root canal techniques to help patients preserve their natural teeth after extensive decay, avoiding the need for extractions and dentures and helping men and women feel more confident about their appearance.
When Is Treatment Needed?
Usually, root canals are recommended or needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed. If your dentist has recommended the treatment, here is a step-by-step guide of what you can expect during and after the procedure.
Dr. Sakhaee has extensive experience in helping patients replace teeth lost to damage and decay with strong, natural-looking dental implants, using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. Because the titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone, the implants won’t slip, make noise or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. And the materials can’t decay like your own teeth that support regular bridgework can.
In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:
Have one or more missing teeth
Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
Have healthy oral tissues
Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
Want to improve your speech
Are willing to commit several months to the process
Don’t smoke tobacco
At Metropolitan Smiles, patients from Kew Gardens and throughout Long Island enjoy the most advanced care options, including the Invisalign® orthodontic system of aligners so men, women and teens can enjoy straighter, more beautiful teeth without the hassles of traditional braces.
No matter how you look at braces, they are unsightly, unlike Invisalign aligners that are, in effect, invisible. The trays used to help straighten patients are made of a clear, custom-made thermoplastic material. People hardly notice them.
If you’re one of those people who don’t want to let others on that you are actively making an effort to make your smile as perfect as it can get.
At Metropolitan smiles , we’re committed to providing cutting-edge treatments that help our Long Island, NY, patients look and feel their best, including advanced laser dentistry options that offer superior results as well as faster healing and less discomfort than traditional methods.
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a number of different dental conditions. It became commercially used in clinical dental practice for procedures involving tooth tissue in 1989.
Laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.
At Metropolitan Smiles , our state-of-the-art approach to cosmetic dentistry helps patients from Kew Gardens and throughout Long island, NY, get the beautiful, healthy-looking smiles they’ve been dreaming of.
5 of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry.
Bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic procedures and is used to repair all sorts of minor issues ranging from tooth decay to chipped teeth. Simply referred to as “bonding”, the procedure requires that your Methuen dentist remove any damaged or decayed areas of the tooth before applying the bonding agent. Next, he or she will apply the composite directly to the tooth’s surface and then shape it to match your natural teeth.
Dental implants are typically used to replace missing teeth. For the implant procedure, your dentist will surgically insert a small screw into your jawbone. This screw will then serve as a permanent support for the implant’s crown. Once the screw has healed and the surrounding tissue has fused to it, your dentist will be able affix the crown to the screw. Dental implants are said to be virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Having your teeth whitened is one of the simplest and most common of all cosmetic procedures. Your dentist will first clean your teeth and make sure that there is no plaque or tartar left on your teeth. Then, they will apply a whitening, or bleaching solution to your teeth. If desired, this procedure can be used to achieve shades that are even lighter than your natural tooth color.
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as an indirect filling, inlays and onlays are molded in a lab and are shaped to match your teeth perfectly. Indirect fillings are typically used when mild to moderate tooth decay is present or when there is not enough tooth to support a traditional filling.
Inlays are used when a tooth’s cusps are still intact. This allow the inlay to be placed directly on the surface of the tooth. On the other hand, onlays are used when the cusp, or a large portion of the tooth, is damaged.
Dental veneers are made specifically for each patient and are designed to closely resemble a person’s natural teeth. Veneers are usually made from a super-strong medical-grade ceramic and tend to look exceptionally realistic.
Furthermore, veneers can be used to fix other cosmetic issues such as crooked teeth, cracked enamel and they can even be used to fill in minor gap between teeth.