Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At La Costa Dental Excellence we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:
Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
As a replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant has many advantages as compared to a dental bridge. However, there must be adequate bone to support the titanium post (screw) that is surgically implanted.
Solution: Bone Grafting
Many implant patients require some level of bone grafting and the procedure has a high success rate. Disinfected, processed donor bone is placed at the implant location where the bone needs structural augmentation. The grafting material is in granular form that can be packed into the contours. It generates growth, and eventually the patient’s newly-produced bone replaces the donor bone material.
If you have had another dentist tell you that you don’t have enough bone to place an implant post, talk to us. The team at La Costa Dental Excellence has completed many bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement.
Tough Problem 2: Severe Tooth Loss
Solution: Full Mouth Restoration
If it feels like your dental problems are beyond repair because you have few or no teeth left, take heart. Regardless of the cause—chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health—there is hope.
Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, beautiful smile or give you the beautiful smile you never had. Patients who receive full mouth restoration regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally.
A smile makeover consists of a combination of dental procedures as necessary. These can include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, orthodontia, crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, and teeth whitening.
Problem 3: Tetracycline Stains
Solution: Porcelain Veneers
Perhaps as a teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, and as a result now have discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal California water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of darkened teeth.
At La Costa Dental Excellence, we treat severely discolored teeth with beautiful dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain laminates). Veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth. This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the least invasive forms of cosmetic dentistry, yet the outcomes are flawless.
By listening carefully, asking the right questions, communicating clearly, and counseling with you, we can fully analyze your seemingly impossible dental dilemma and provide a solution. Call us today at 760-633-3033.
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