Dental Implants

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dentures

Can I Really Get New Teeth in One Day?

Yes, yes you can. For anyone missing one tooth, multiple teeth, a full arch or set of teeth, dental implants may be the permanent solution you've been searching for. Missing teeth can impact more than just the appearance of your smile. They can cause issues with chewing, speaking and proper dental alignment, which can cause teeth to shift creating new crevices where plaque may build and grow.

Dental implants are surgically placed titanium posts that fuse with your jawbone. Implants won't slip, make noise or cause bone

damage the way that fixed bridgework or dentures might, and the titanium material won't decay like your own teeth. Dental implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. 

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, our board certified implant specialists work together as a team securing the best results for our patients. Schedule your consultation.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants typically have three parts:

The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new tooth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
 

The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.

The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

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How do I know if Dental Implants are Right for Me?

Dental implants are widely considered to be the “gold standard”, or the best available solution for tooth loss. But, this doesn't mean they are right for every patient. To make an informed decision, you must first schedule a consultation with our board certified dental implantologists.

 

Your consultation with our restorative team will take about an hour, as they discusses your current need, lifestyle, timeline, and other personal factors that need to be taken into account. All of our treatment plans are individually tailored, designed to meet your personal needs and goals.

Give us a call 714.942.2447 or email info@scmdentistry.com to set up your consultation.

William C. a candidate for "All-on-4®" upper and lower implant reconstruction. Before and After.

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BEFORE IMPLANTS

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AFTER IMPLANTS

My Teeth are Really Bad Do I Need Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

When teeth in both the lower and upper jaws are damaged, a full-mouth reconstruction (also known as full-mouth restoration or full-mouth rehabilitation) can restore the look and function of teeth. This procedure often precedes other restorative treatments like dental implants.

Many people ask what causes their teeth to become so bad. Many factors can cause a wide range of dental problems:

  • Decayed or damaged teeth

  • Teeth that are worn down by acid intake, grinding or clenching

  • Teeth that have been injured or fractured

  • Malocclusion (chronic jaw, facial pain, or headaches due to misalignment)

If you are receiving dental implants, full-mouth reconstruction may be used to prepare the mouth for placement, especially in cases where several teeth or a full arch need to be replaced.

Full-mouth reconstruction in combination with dental implants provides long-lasting treatment that transforms the health and appearance of your smile.

The health of your natural teeth is a key component in determining the best way of providing reconstruction. Sufficient health of teeth and gum tissue are required before any other treatments can proceed.

Our team of board certified surgical reconstructive and dental implant specialists, Dr. Junil Ahn and Dr. Michael Dugas will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth and complete your reconstruction.

Give us a call 714.942.2447 or a schedule consultation. Because at South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, we want you to "Find Your Smile and Brighten Your World".

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With Dentures, Will People Know I'm Wearing Fake Teeth?

Dentures restore the form and function of missing teeth by filling in and replacing gaps with artificial restoration called dental prosthetics. They come in two main forms; partial and full, and can either be removable or fixed in place using a dental implant.

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, we design your dental prosthetic to look and feel just like natural teeth. We customize the fit and finish to provide you with both a functional and aesthetic solution that lasts for years. Whether speaking, chewing or smiling, your teeth should not draw any undesired attention.

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Removable Dentures: This type of denture is just that, removable. A removable denture (also known as a dental bridge) uses a metal framework to connect the dental appliance in place.

Removable denture may slip or slide in the mouth because they are not a permanent solution. Because conventional dentures fail to stimulate the gum and jaw the way natural teeth do, they can

actually accelerate the deterioration of bone and gum tissue, resulting in lack of structure necessary for maintaining the support of facial features and may lead to other oral health problems.

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Fix Implant-Supported Dentures: This type of denture uses surgically placed dental implants to anchor the dentures in place. Implants also help to stimulate the bone and gum tissue for a stronger, healthier foundation.

This foundation keeps your implants firmly rooted and lasting longer, while eliminating pain and discomfort caused by tissue destruction.

If traditional dentures cause you pain, discomfort or embarrassment, give us a call 714.942.2447 and our expert team can assist you in scheduling a consultation or answer your questions about implant-supported dentures.

I Have a Chip in My Front Tooth, Can It Be Fixed?

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Yes, imperfection in teeth can be fixed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells placed on the front surface of natural teeth to restore their appearance and transform a smile without the need for invasive surgery.

Porcelain offers patients natural-looking results as the material is shaped and color matched to your existing healthy teeth for a custom fit and appearance.

 

Porcelain dental veneers can provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can share for years to come, as they fit comfortably over natural teeth to conceal a range of aesthetic imperfections; chips, damage, breaks, discoloration, gaps, uneven and irregular shaped teeth.

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, our board certified dental team carefully selects the color of your dental veneers to match the natural color of your teeth for a seamless transition and natural appearance. With proper dental instruction on brushing and flossing, your dental veneers can last an average of five to ten years.

To find out if dental veneers are right for you, call us 714.942.2447 to schedule a consultation.

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