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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive process that completely restores the health, functionality, and natural beauty of all your teeth. Dental reconstruction may be necessary for several reasons:

  • Missing teeth
  • Trauma to the teeth including fractured or broken teeth
  • Worn teeth as a result of erosion or grinding
  • Neuromuscular or TMJ problems

Dr. Solomon has received his reputation as Los Angeles’ top dental reconstruction dentist because of his consistently thorough patient care and excellent results. The full mouth reconstruction process is different for each patient depending on his or her individual needs. Dr. Solomon will carefully review your case with you and discuss possible treatment plans. Multiple procedures may be involved such as restorations, implants, veneers, or orthotics.

Dr. Solomon specializes in completing full mouth reconstructions in only two visits as well as neuromuscular and TMJ cases. For your comfort, our office provides partial as well as complete sleep sedation options. In addition, if you are travelling from out of town, our front desk will help make travel arrangements. Please contact us at (310)475-5598.

Why Dr. Solomon?

Dr. Solomon has been practicing for over 27 years and is known for his impeccable bedside manner. He will put you at ease by answering any and all of your questions before, during, and after every procedure. In addition, he has received specialized training in full mouth reconstruction and neuromuscular dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His in-depth expertise of not only teeth, but also the jaw, muscles, and nerves is what sets him apart from other dentists. You can be confident that with Dr. Solomon, you will receive exceptional care and results.

A Full Mouth Reconstruction Case Study: Youn

Youn traveled all the way from Japan to receive Dr. Sid’s expertise. As a successful businessman, he wanted his smile to reflect his stature. He came to Dr. Solomon with a lackluster smile featuring yellow, decayed teeth and several missing teeth. Dr. Sid recommended a treatment plan including a deep cleaning, implants, and veneers. Youn was extremely happy with the results, exclaiming that he both looked and felt 20 years younger. Although he still lives in Japan, he still comes to Dr. Sid for hygiene visits.

See the before (top) and after (bottom) pictures for the amazing transformation:

White vs. Amalgam (Silver) Fillings

The controversy surrounding amalgam (silver) fillings versus white fillings can cause confusion while trying to make educated choices about your dental treatment. Which option is better for your health and the tooth? Which option looks the most natural? It’s time to clear up the confusion! Dr. Sid Solomon’s premier Los Angeles dental practice only uses white fillings for several reasons. Let’s learn why-

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White fillings are safer for the health of patients

Amalgam fillings were the most commonly material used for fillings for many years. However, amalgam fillings, which contain 50% mercury, recently became criticized for their potential toxicity and health risks. On the other hand, white fillings are made of resin for small fillings and porcelain for inlays and onlays. They are completely metal-free and eliminate all the health risks associated with amalgam. Best of all, since white fillings are metal-free, they have no sensitivity to changes in temperature associated with amalgam fillings.

White fillings make the tooth stronger!

White fillings actually bond to the tooth to increase the strength of the tooth. Conversely, amalgam just fills the cavity without bonding to the tooth. As a result, amalgam fillings often result fractured or broken teeth, which can be expensive to fix in the long run. In addition, less existing tooth structure must be removed for the placement of white fillings compared to that of amalgam fillings.

White fillings look like your natural tooth

Amalgam fillings are dark and can be seen even in the back of the mouth. Silver fillings can also turn the teeth dark over time. Conversely, white fillings can be adjusted to the natural color of your tooth and are practically undetectable.

Dr. Solomon extensively researches all available options to best treat his patients. Call (310)475-5598 to make an appointment today!