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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:

Non-invasive TMJ Treatment: No More Headaches!

How exactly does Dr. Sid Solomon’s non-invasive TMJ treatment get rid of those relentless headaches and migraines? Dr. Sid Solomon, Los Angeles’ leading TMJ specialist, is dedicated to successfully combatting TMJ pain and headaches non-surgically and in the most comfortable environment possible. Dr. Solomon’s boutique office features a special relaxation room that will mentally transport you to a high-end spa. The room is conducive to not only jaw relaxation, but also full body and mind relaxation. Our goal is to create an environment where you can feel completely relaxed and even forget you’re at the dentist!

While you are in the relaxation room, an EMG will first be taken of your jaw in its current state. Dr. Solomon may tell you to alternate between clenching and relaxing. These EMG results will be analyzed to determine which muscles are overworked and see whether there are imbalances between the right and left sides. Next, Dr. Solomon will place a small piece of wax with a magnet inside your mouth between the front lower gums and the lower lip. He will then ask you to open and close your mouth so he can track your jaw movement on the computer. This information will be used to observe whether there are limitations in your movement and if the teeth are in the right place.

The best part is saved for last when the jaw muscles will be completely relaxed using a TENS machine or Myomonitor. The TENS treatment will take about an hour during which gentle electrical stimuli will massage the jaw.  During this time, many patients often doze off while taking advantage of the serene spa environment and full body massage chair. After the treatment, the jaw, in a completely relaxed state, represents the ideal bite for the patient. An impression or mold will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory for your custom-made orthotic to be created.

In about two weeks, you will return for a second appointment when the orthotic is ready and be given specific instructions. The orthotic is made out of clear acrylic and hides behind the lower front teeth. It is very comfortable, easy to wear, and not obvious. It will slowly adjust your bite to the proper alignment so your jaw muscles and TMJ joints can work harmoniously. As a result, the headaches, facial, and neck pain will all be eliminated.

Dr. Solomon also offers BOTOX treatment for TMJ, which has been proven to effectively and immediately eliminate facial pain and headaches associated with TMJ.

Stop living in pain! Call (310)475-5598 today to make an appointment or personal consultation with Dr. Solomon today.

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Over 20% of Americans suffer from bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth). However, many people are not even aware that they grind or clench their teeth until a sleeping partner hears gnashing noises at night or if their dentist observes abnormal wear of the teeth.

Some teeth grinding or clenching is normal, but frequent bruxism can cause excessive tooth wear and short-lived dental restorations. Moreover, bruxism often causes headaches, jaw or facial pain, tooth sensitivity, cracked teeth or fillings, loose teeth, and insomnia.

The cause for bruxism is not known, but stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, or an abnormal bite can all be contributing factors.

As Los Angeles’ top TMJ specialist, Dr. Sid Solomon has considerable experience with effectively treating patients suffering from bruxism. A custom-made night guard made of plastic or acrylic may be used to prevent the teeth from touching and excessive wear of the teeth. Dr. Solomon also offers highly effective BOTOX treatments that have been shown to dramatically improve bruxism. Call (310) 475-5598 to schedule an appointment or personal consultation with Dr. Solomon to find out which treatment is best for you!

Meanwhile, some other tips from Dr. Solomon to reduce teeth grinding include…

  • Cut back on caffeine and alcohol
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Relax- especially at night before sleeping

TMJ Dentistry

Dr. Sid Solomon is a leading TMJ specialist in Los Angeles. He has extensive experience with successfully treating TMJ disorders for over 27 years.

Popular symptoms of TMJ often include relentless headaches, earaches, neck pain or stiffness, facial pain, or “clicking” or “popping” noises of the jaw joints. These symptoms, which are actually caused by a TMJ disorder, are frequently mistaken for other conditions. Thus, patients fruitlessly search from doctor to doctor looking for relief when they should be seeking treatment from a TMJ dentist.

TMJ is often caused by a misalignment of the jaw, which causes the TMJ joints and jaw muscles to overwork to bring the teeth together. Thus, to eliminate the pain, the jaw must be realigned to achieve the optimal bite. Dr. Solomon specializes in treating TMJ non-invasively ­– no drills, injections, or surgeries. First, he analyzes the intricate interactions between the TMJ joints, jaw muscles, and teeth using
Splinthighly precise and completely pain-free diagnostic tools such as electromyography (EMG) testing. Dr. Solomon uses this information to determine the proper bite or alignment of the teeth. A custom-made orthotic will then be made to stabilize the TMJ joints and realign the bite. As a result, muscle spasms and pain will be eliminated.

This whole process is completely pain-free and non-invasive so call (310)475-5598 today to schedule your personal TMJ consultation with Dr. Solomon! It’s time to start living life pain-free!