Last updated 6 days ago
Many people choose to have dental implants as part of a smile makeover. Cosmetic dentists often perform this procedure to replace one or more missing teeth because it offers clear advantages over temporary solutions, such as dentures. If you already have missing teeth or you’re anticipating a tooth extraction, talk to a dentist about whether implant dentistry is right for you.
Why Should I Have Dental Implants?
Having missing teeth is a serious oral health problem. Without all of your natural teeth, your gum tissue and the underlying jawbone structure begin to break down. Furthermore, missing teeth can interfere with your ability to chew food properly and articulate words clearly. Dental implants offer incredible benefits; they restore the full function and appearance of your smile. You’ll be able to chew food properly without worrying that they might become loose and you’ll be able to smile without anyone knowing that your implants aren’t real teeth.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
This procedure is performed in several steps. The length of time it will take to completion varies, depending on your unique condition. First, you’ll consult the cosmetic dentist, who will develop a customized treatment plan for your needs. If you need to have a tooth extracted, that procedure will come next. Then, you’ll receive the implant, which is a metal post that is implanted directly into your jawbone. After this procedure, you’ll need to wait for perhaps several months for the area to heal. This waiting period allows your bone to adhere firmly to the implant, a process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, the dentist can place the abutment and the crown on top of the implant.
Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Fail?
Dental implants do sometimes fail in cases in which the patient fails to maintain proper oral hygiene. Even though the implant is not a natural tooth, you’ll need to clean it by brushing and flossing. Failure of an implant is also more likely in patients who smoke.
Dr. Irvani of Foothill Ranch Dentist has extensive experience in implant dentistry and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Schedule a consultation at our practice in Orange County by calling (714) 707-6724. We also invite new and current patients to explore our extensive array of services on our website.
Last updated 12 days ago
Many people are dissatisfied with cosmetic imperfections of their teeth, such as discoloration and chipping; however, they often wish to avoid extensive dental work. If this describes you, consider talking to a cosmetic dentist about Snap-On-Smile. Snap-On Smile is a revolutionary cosmetic dentistry option that allows you to instantly transform your smile. Snap-On Smile is an appliance made from a special dental resin that easily snaps on over your natural teeth.
Snap-On Smile is an affordable alternative to extensive dental work. In just two dentist visits, you can have a brand new smile! There’s no drilling or shots involved, and you won’t feel any discomfort. The dentist will not need to change the structure of your existing teeth.
One of the reasons why so many people have chosen Snap-On Smile is because of its versatility. Almost everyone is a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry treatment. When placed over the teeth, it instantly hides imperfections such as discoloration, chipped teeth, worn down teeth, and crooked teeth. It can even be used for people who have missing teeth. This dental appliance is ideal for those who need dental implants or bridges, yet are not good candidates for those procedures. Snap-On Smile is also well-suited for people who have a removable partial denture, yet are not satisfied with the appearance or fit of the denture. There are no age requirements or restrictions to wear Snap-On Smile. However, only your dentist can definitively determine if you’re a good candidate for this dental appliance. If you have gum disease, you’ll need to undergo treatment before receiving your Snap-On Smile.
You can wear Snap-On Smile as much or as little as you prefer, with few changes in your daily routine. You’ll find that you can easily eat and drink most types of foods and beverages; however, it’s best to avoid gum and sticky foods. The device is resistant to staining.
Foothill Ranch Dentist offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services in one convenient location. For all of your dentistry needs, including Snap-On Smile, call our practice in Lake Forest at (714) 707-6724. We pride ourselves on our commitment to unparalleled patient care offered in a friendly, comfortable setting.
Last updated 19 days ago
In-office teeth whitening is an effective, rapid method of beautifying your pearly whites. Consider implementing a few simple lifestyle changes to make your white smile last longer. Since smoking causes tooth discoloration, you may wish to talk to your doctor about smoking cessation methods. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once daily can also help the effects of teeth whitening last longer. Remember to see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup.
Additionally, you may wish to modify your diet to keep your teeth looking their best. Avoid or limit pigmented foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, red wine, cola, and berries. Or, consider drinking pigmented beverages through a straw to minimize their contact with your front teeth. Then, drink plenty of water to rinse your mouth.
Foothill Ranch Dentist is proud to offer laser bleaching teeth whitening and Zoom one-hour teeth whitening to our patients. If you have any questions, contact us at (714) 707-6724 or visit our website to explore our services.
Last updated 26 days ago
Snap-On Smile is a revolutionary dental appliance that allows you to completely transform your smile without extensive dental work. It’s ideal for those with tooth discoloration, chipped or worn down teeth, and gaps between the teeth. During your first dentist visit, you’ll have impressions taken of your teeth. Then, the appliance is custom-made in a lab to suit your unique bite pattern. Upon receiving your Snap-On Smile, you can insert it over your existing teeth for a dazzling, white smile!
Watch this video to learn more about the many benefits of Snap-On Smile. This dentist explains who is and isn’t a good candidate for Snap-On Smile, and why it’s important to have gum disease treated before receiving the appliance, if applicable.
If you’re interested in Snap-On Smile or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Aria Irvani of Foothill Ranch Dentist. You can reach our cosmetic dentistry office at (714) 707-6724.
Last updated 1 month ago
You may already know that stress has a number of adverse effects on your overall well-being. But did you know that significant or chronic stress can also affect your smile? Cosmetic dentists often work with patients who suffer from bruxism, mouth sores, and other dental problems that are caused or exacerbated by stress. If you notice any changes in your smile, schedule a checkup with a dentist right away.
Individuals respond in different ways to stress. Some may bite their fingernails; others may start grinding their teeth. Teeth grinding is known as bruxism. Dentists note that many patients grind their teeth during their sleep without even knowing it. If you’ve developed chipped teeth or worn down teeth, see your dentist right away. Bruxism can also lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, characterized by jaw pain, earaches, and headaches. In addition to practicing stress management techniques, your dentist may recommend wearing an oral appliance to wear while you sleep to prevent teeth grinding.
Canker sores are small, round spots that are grayish or white in color, with a red border. Although the exact cause isn’t yet known, dentists believe that excessive stress and fatigue, along with immune system conditions may trigger their development. Canker sores typically resolve by themselves; however, your dentist may recommend a topical anesthetic if they’re causing discomfort. Cold sores, which usually appear on the lip area, can also be triggered by significant stress. Prescription antivirals and over-the-counter remedies are available for cold sores.
If you’ve been feeling particularly stressed out lately, you may wish to schedule an additional dentist visit for a professional cleaning. Stress can often have an adverse effect on oral hygiene habits, which leads to the buildup of plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, you’re at risk of gum disease and dental caries.
Have you noticed any abnormalities in your smile, such as worn down teeth or mouth sores? Schedule a checkup with Foothill Ranch Dentist and ask us about our comprehensive dentistry solutions, including treatments for teeth grinding. You can contact a friendly representative by calling (714) 707-6724.