Dental implants have fast become the preferred method to replace missing teeth permanently, but if you are missing many teeth, you might be hesitant to replace them individually with implants. Patients who are missing multiple teeth will be happy to know that All-on-4® dental implants allow Dr. Shaaban to replace up to a full arch of teeth using only four implants. By using only four implants to support a full arch of teeth, you can complete your smile in just one visit. Call today to find out whether you are a candidate.
Like individual implants, all-on-4® is permanent and supports bone health. All-on-4® also offers a number of advantages over individual implants: new teeth in one visit, reduced need for bone grafting, speedy recovery, and lower costs.
About All-On-4® Dental Implants
Dr. Shaaban provides All-on-4® dental implants as a general dentist in Garden Grove, CA. An All-on-4® dental implant is a prosthesis that sits along the gum line and is anchored by four dental implants. The whole process is completed in one visit, and the prosthesis is permanent and only rarely needs to be replaced.
Less Need For Bone Grafting
All-on-4® dental implants are particularly helpful for patients whose jawbone has already begun to recede. Because it uses only four implants to support a full arch of teeth, Dr. Shaaban can use the spots where the bone is strongest. This reduces the need for bone grafting.
A beautiful, brighter smile can increase your confidence, change the way others see you, and most importantly improve your own self-image. Dr. Shaaban is pleased to provide cosmetic dentistry in Garden Grove, CA, offering services that effectively improve the beauty of your smile. During your consultation, Dr. Shaaban will discuss ways you would like to improve your smile and develop a plan to accomplish those goals. Call us today to make your appointment.
Crowns and Bridges
Missing or misshapen teeth can be effectively corrected using crowns or dental bridges. A crown is a replacement for the visible part of your tooth. Dr. Shaaban provides beautiful restorations that perfectly complement your remaining teeth with just the right shape and color. A dental bridge looks like two or more connected crowns. Dental bridges use crowns to fill gaps left in your smile by missing teeth.
Teeth whitening is a simple way to improve the beauty of your smile. Dr. Shaaban offers a number of teeth whitening products with proven results. By whitening your teeth under the care of a cosmetic dentist, you get access to more effective treatments as well as the opportunity to incorporate teeth whitening into a larger treatment plan.
By replacing the visible surface of your tooth with a thin layer of perfectly shaped and colored porcelain, you can achieve a perfect smile immediately. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a wide range of aesthetic issues including worn, chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth.
Additional Cosmetic Services
If you have replaced any of your missing teeth with dental implants, you already know and value the importance of protecting your tooth and jaw health. Having a healthy mouth is vital to maintaining your overall health. However, bacteria can still cause great harm to your implants even after they are fully integrated with your jaw bone and supported by healthy gum tissue. If you have noticed any changes in the look, feel, or function of your dental implants you could have peri-implantitis and you must seek treatment immediately from Dr. Shaaban, your dentist in Garden Grove, CA. Contact our office today.
Minimally invasive treatment, allows easy access to the dental implant post, eradicates bacteria and diseased tissue, removes calculus and tartar buildup from the implant, promotes reattachment of healthy tissues around the implant.
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is an infection that causes inflammation and destroys the supporting bone structure and soft tissue surrounding dental implants. If left untreated, the infection will worsen and ultimately lead to the loss of the implants. The infection can also spread to the surrounding teeth and bone causing further tooth and bone loss as well.
Fortunately, Dr. Shaaban is able to safely and effectively treat peri-implantitis with minimally invasive laser dentistry. The precision of the dental laser removes the infected tissue from around your dental implants, decreasing the risk of implant failure and repairing the health and function of your restorations.
Dr. Shaaban combines his expertise in family dentistry with a lifelong passion to help people reach their oral health goals. Dr. Shaaban dreamed of being a dentist from a very young age and wanted nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps to provide his patients with compassionate dental care. We know your whole family will love coming to the dentist. Contact us today to make your appointment.
With comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one office there is no need to cart your family from office to office to receive all of their needed dental treatment. There is no need for stacks of repeat paperwork or costly consultation fees. We take care of everyone from kids to grandparents.
We will do everything we can to save your natural teeth but sometimes the best course of action calls for a tooth extraction. We offer sedation options so you will be perfectly comfortable throughout your appointment and provide thorough post-procedure instructions to promote a quick and painless recovery.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth dentures will give you your smile back. Our comfortable and stable dentures are fully customized for a healthy, natural look. We not only design your perfect smile every step of the way but we provide thorough after care and follow-up to ensure you are happy and your teeth fit comfortably.
It is never too late to not only have a healthy mouth but also have a smile you can be confident about. Dr. Shaaban knows the importance of both and shares his lifelong passion for dentistry and helping people reach their oral health goals. Even if you think you have too many problems and do not even know where to start, that is okay; we do. Come see us today for a consultation about your smile makeover!
Periodontal treatment, dental implants, all-on-4® dental implants, dental crowns, veneers, bridges, invisalign®, bone or soft tissue grafting.
What Can I Expect Before My Smile Makeover?
Dr. Shaaban will complete a thorough exam to review any oral health concerns including:
Missing teeth can have a rather obvious impact on your appearance, but did you know that they can also have an impact on the health of your surrounding teeth? The added space that results allows your teeth to shift and can cause some serious problems with your bite. This can cause your teeth to wear unevenly and result in serious damage to your remaining teeth. Missing teeth can also compromise the health of the gums and provide an opening by which bacteria can access your bone and bloodstream.
Changes to your appearance, changes to your bite, tmj issues, loss of jaw bone and gum disease.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are composed of three parts. First, there is the titanium post that is surgically attached to your jawbone. Titanium is a material that is naturally compatible with the body, which means that the jawbone will naturally fuse with the implant. Second, there is an abutment that is affixed to the implant and is visible at your gum line. Finally, there is a crown. The crown replaces the visible part of the tooth and looks just like your other teeth. Dr. Shaaban will walk you through all aspects of this procedure and ensure that the implant perfectly completes your smile.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
Unlike dental bridges and partial dentures, a dental implant replaces the root of your tooth. A dental implant is more permanent than a bridge, and it helps keep your jawbone strong and healthy by providing it with the stimulation previously supplied by your tooth’s root.
Cosmetic dentistry is making it easier and more convenient than ever to get the beautiful smile you have been dreaming of. Some people might need a little (or a lot) of straightening of their teeth before additional cosmetic treatment can begin. Regardless of why you want to straighten your teeth, the idea of having a mouth full of metal can seem like a very real pain. Invisalign® has made getting braces an easy decision. Come see Dr. Shaaban to learn more about Invisalign® in Garden Grove, CA.
Crowding, crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, overbites, and underbites can all be corrected using Invisalign®.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® clear braces are a series of clear plastic aligners that are removable. These aligners are made by a combination of Dr. Shaaban’s expertise and unique 3-D computer imaging technology. Your fully customized aligners are designed to move your teeth little by little until you get the beautifully straight smile Dr. Shaaban has prescribed. Aligners are switched out every two weeks and you will come to see us periodically to make sure your treatment is staying right on track.
No One Will Know But You
As a professional adult needing braces, it is hard not to feel like a kid with your mouth full of metal. Invisalign® clear braces are virtually invisible so you can straighten your teeth discreetly. Traditional metal brackets and wires come with their fair share of negative effects, including pain, tooth decay, sores, discoloration, gum disease, and difficulty eating.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Lasers Help Dentists Like Dr. Shady Shaaban Achieve Precise Results With Minimally Invasive Treatments. Many Procedures That Used To Be Handled Using Metal Tools Can Now Be Accomplished Through The Use Of Dental Lasers. Not Only Are They Incredibly Safe, But They Help Deliver Improved Results.
Root canals: laser technology helps Dr. Shabaan more effectively reach the infected tooth, to clean and sanitize the inside; cavity fillings: decayed tooth material can be expertly removed using a laser, making a space for a tooth-colored filling to be placed.
How Are Lasers Used In Dentistry?
Handheld laser equipment is used for many dental procedures. Lasers are able to precisely cut soft tissues without causing trauma to the surrounding areas. Plus, they can assist us in smoothing hard tissue. Lasers rely on pulses, rather than friction, to deliver their intensity. This helps them remain cool, which improves patient comfort.
Not All Dentists Use Lasers
Dr. Shaaban is skilled in utilizing laser technology, and has completed several advanced courses and trainings in laser dentistry techniques. For more than 12 years, Dr. Shaaban has believed in providing patients with exceptional experiences through the use of advanced equipment like dental lasers.
At our office, many patients opt for this cosmetic procedure to produce a brilliantly white smile.
A frenectomy is a common treatment where lasers are used. Not only are the results immediate, but the healing time and discomfort is generally very minimal
The release of a tongue tie is very rapid when handled by a trained laser dentist. The site heals quickly, most of the time without the need for additional over-the-counter painkillers.
If you require a gingivectomy because of advanced gum disease effects, you will be happy to learn that a dental laser makes the process even more comfortable and effective.
According To The American Academy Of Periodontology, 47.2 Percent Of Americans Suffer From Periodontitis, An Advanced Form Of Gum Disease.*
Advanced forms of gum disease have a number of adverse effects on your health. Periodontal disease can result in loose teeth and lost teeth, and can even impact the jawbone. Periodontal disease has also been linked to health problems outside the mouth, including some forms of cancer, heart disease, and difficulties for childbirth.
Less pain, speedy recovery time, no cutting, no stitches, reduces recession and trauma to the gums and very effective treatment for gum disease. Laser gum surgery provides faster healing time than traditional cutting, as well as less pain and discomfort after the surgery. A lancet cutting the gum is equivalent to an 8 wheeler hitting you whereas the laser is more like a scooter
Laser Gum Surgery
By using the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ 2.0 laser, Dr. Shaaban is able to eliminate the need for scalpels and sutures in the treatment of advanced periodontal disease. The laser targets infected tissue and bacteria while leaving healthy tissue intact. This lets Dr. Shaaban effectively clean the root of the tooth and the gums and prepare them to reform a healthy attachment.
Because of the seriousness of advanced stages of periodontal disease, advanced gum disease treatments are also rather invasive, often involving surgery. Advanced technology now allows you to avoid invasive surgery. By treating gum disease with lasers instead of scalpels, Dr. Shaaban offers a more effective treatment with a much faster recovery time.
A root canal is necessary when the pulp in the inside of the tooth becomes infected. Sometimes the infection quickly results in significant tooth pain, but sometimes it is first discovered by an x-ray. Dr. Shaaban performs root canal therapy, a treatment that removes the infected interior of the tooth and rebuilds its strength and function. If you have a toothache and think you may need root canal therapy, please contact out office today to schedule an appointment.
Sensitivity to hot and cold, toothache, persistent bad taste or abscess on root of the tooth visible by x-ray.
Endodontics With Dr. Shaaban
Endodontics is the area of dentistry that treats the interior of the tooth. Although there are specialists in endodontics, root canal therapy is a standard treatment that can be performed by some general dentists. Root canal treatment also requires finishing the tooth with a crown. Dr. Shaaban provides routine endodontics and his expertise in cosmetic dentistry can ensure that the resulting crown beautifully completes your smile.
Consequences Of Untreated Infection
Without performing root canal therapy, the infection in your tooth can easily spread into surrounding teeth and even the jaw, damaging the jawbone itself. This can result in excruciating pain and even threaten your life. When a tooth is infected to this extent, it will not get better on its own and will only worsen.
Do you live with chronic headaches or facial pain? You could be suffering with TMJ disorder, or TMD. We all have a temporomandibular joint. It is the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. When this joint gets inflamed, painful symptoms can leave you feeling miserable—morning, noon, and night. Dr. Shaaban not only treats your TMJ symptoms but will diagnose the source of your facial pain to stop TMD for good. Call our office today to make an appointment.
We do not know exactly what causes TMD but some contributing factors are teeth grinding, or bruxism, clenching, and arthritis.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the most common reason people suffer with TMJ. Most bruxism occurs at night during sleep. You may not even be aware you are grinding your teeth. The unnatural forces that your jaw muscles exert not only wear your teeth down, but they can cause inflammation of your TMJ, resulting in chronic pain.
Bruxism and clenching can be treated with custom-made bite guards that protect both the teeth and the jaw joint. Another minimally invasive and effective treatment for TMJ is an occlusal adjustment. Dr. Shaaban carefully marks where your teeth are not meeting in the correct position and smooths the areas little by little until an ideal relationship between your upper and lower teeth is achieved and your pain is gone.
Jaw pain or tenderness in the face, neck, and shoulders, and the ear when you speak, chew, or yawn, cannot open mouth widely, jaws get “stuck” when open or closed or upper shoulder pain, ringing in the ears, clicking, grating, or popping noises when your mouth is opening or closing, difficulty chewing, or headaches or neck aches.