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Understanding Dental Implants

Dr. Sam Muslin was Awarded LA’s Best Cosmetic Dentist for 2016

Santa Monica • Beverly Hills • Los Angeles

Dental Implants are designed to replace missing teeth. They are surgically inserted in the jaw bone much like a screw is inserted into wood. A dental implant actually replaces the missing tooth and does not rely on other teeth to support it. Implants can look perfectly natural, are very strong, are not temperature sensitive, do not decay and can last for many years. They are successful about 90% of the time.

Dental Implants

 Dental Implants to restore missing or broken teeth - before and after photo

Dental Implants used to replace missing teeth - before and after treatement

Implant Dentistry Replaces Missing Teeth

They replace the missing teeth by placing a titanium support in the patients jaw (you need enough bone) and then after it heals, a porcelain crown can be placed on it.

 Implant Dentistry Replaces Missing Teeth - Before and After

Dental Implant technology has gotten so refined and is very non- eventful. Most patients are back to work the next day.

Bone Preservation

When teeth are lost, bone is lost and continues to be lost of the patient's lifetime. Dental Implants preserve the jaw bone and keep it for the lifetime of the implant. As patients live longer the preservation of bone through Implant dentistry improves the cosmetic dental care and functional dynamics of chewing.

Teeth Or Implants In An Hour

Missing teeth can be replace in one hour in some patients if there is enough jaw bone and if the quality of the jaw bone is strong. The implant can be placed and the temporary acrylic crown can be cemented. The patient walks out of the office with a" tooth in an hour". Sometimes more than one can be placed and the patient can walk out with "teeth in an hour." If you are in the Los Angeles county, cosmetic dentistry can be achieved in a very short period of time.

Tooth Extraction And Immediate Implant Placement

A tooth can be extracted and if there is enough bone and enough strong bone, a dental implant can be placed immediately after the extraction of the tooth. In this case, bone can also be grafted at the same time an implant is placed as long as there is solid bone to hold the implant motionless. Implants cannot have micro movement while they heal. A temporary crown is placed on the implant and after a few months a porcelain crown can be placed.

Dental Jaw Bone Grafting

Dental Jaw bone grafting means that bone can be added to the jaw to thicken or heighten the bone so an implant can be placed in the future. Sometimes high tech dental implants cannot be placed because there is insufficient amounts of jaw bone. Once the bone graft heals, (about 5 months) the implant can be placed into the patient's jaw. Generally, because the bone was grafted, we have to wait for about 5 or 6 months for the healing before teeth can be attached.

Loose Dentures

Denture patients have the real solution to loose fitting dentures. The patient may bite on one side and the other side of the denture moves and if you laugh, look out, the dentures can come completely out of the patient's mouth. Dental Implants give dentures a snug tight fit and help mechanically secure the denture. Combine dental implants with a well fitting denture and the patient can achieve levels of comfort that exceed denture adhesives or denture creams as Fixodent, Poligrip, Miracle Grip, Cushion Grip and Sea-Bond.

Complete Jaw Rehabilitation

Patients can have multiple implants placed in their jaw at one time and after healing, porcelain crowns, or porcelain bridges or a combination of porcelain crowns and porcelain bridges can be placed on the implants. The cosmetic dental porcelain can stay in the patients mouth all of the time and can feel as natural as a full set of teeth. Dental implants add chewing power and confidence as the teeth can be made to stay in the patients mouth all of the time the same as natural teeth and can also be removable teeth for ease of dental hygiene.

Cosmetic Dentistry And Implant Engineering

The most important element in implant placement and design is the dentist. There are a lot of implant companies as Astra, Nobelpharma, Strumann, ITI, Noble Biocare, Branemark, Bicon, Lifecore Biomedical, Imtec, Mini Implants etc. Get a consultation, discuss your options and move forward with the best possible care for you. Treatment success does not depend on the equipment nor the implant system as much as success depends on the engineering and design skills, organization skills, technical skills and the experience level of the dentist.

Dr. Sam Muslin has been serving patients in the Los Angeles area for almost 20 years and is the registered trademark holder for Face Lift Dentistry. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, one of only a select few in the Los Angeles area.

Clear Speach after Bite Correction

Under Bite, Open Bite, Cross Bite Correction

Patients undergoing speech therapy, treatment is hindered when their bad bites remain untreated. Clear speaking made possible with VENLAY® Restorations Bite Correction.

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Before and After Neuromuscular Mouth Reconstruction

Neuromuscular Dentistry "Disaster"

Her treatment, performed by a prominent neuromuscular dentist, turned into a disaster. Learn how Dr. Sam Muslin helped her and don't make the same mistake.

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Jaw Surgery Alternative - Before and After

Jaw Surgery Alternative - Under Bite Correction

He was able to have his under bite corrected using Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive VENLAY® restorations and was able to see the final results before the porcelain was bonded to his teeth.

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Corrected Overbite without Surgery

Correct the Overbite and Improve the Facial Profile.

Non-surgical treatment took only two visits about 2 weeks apart. No pain, no fillers, no surgery as only the teeth were treated with VENLAY® overbite correction restorations.

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Porcelain Veneers - Cosmetic Dentistry without the Drill

Eliminating one bad veneer for a totally natural and vibrant smile! She wanted a wider smile that showed more of her teeth and less of her gums. Her non-invasive porcelain veneers on the top perfectly match her natural teeth on the bottom.

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Treating Dark Triangles Between Teeth

Gum Recession, Dark Triangles, Bite Correction, Worn Yellow Teeth, Crooked Teeth, Small Chin, Facial Profile Correction, Clenching and Grinding, Anti-Aging Dentistry.

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Corrected Underbite without Jaw Surgery

Correct Under Bites without Jaw Surgery.

After wearing braces, extracting four teeth, he was told by cosmetic dentists and oral surgeons that jaw surgery and more years of braces was his only choice, which is not true anymore. Watch video of him before and after treatment that only took 2 weeks.

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Before and after photo showing Facial Profile Correction

Facial Profile & Overbite Correction.

The shape of her face and her facial profile were dramatically improved with the Face Lift Dentistry® method. No drilling down her natural teeth, no surgery, no chin implant and her neck pain is gone. You can’t do this with a face-lift.

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Reversing the Effects of the Aging.

Most of us never had the best bite for our facial structure but youth hides many flaws. We are forced to accommodate to a bad bite and unfortunately experience a lifetime of physical stress and tension.

Deep Overbite and Aging Reversal has Never Been Easier.

The quality of life centers on how are we going to live and how healthy are we going to feel. Old worn down teeth contribute to physical stress and strain. Even if you are not aware of it, your body feels it.

Non-Surgical and Non-Invasive Underbite Correction

In just 3 weeks his facial profile and large lower jaw were dramatically improved with the only non-invasive under bite correction method, Face Lift Dentistry®. You can’t do this with porcelain veneers.

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Regain your Self Confidence without Surgery.

This patient now looks years younger because the shape of her face has been improved by correcting her deep overbite without shots, tooth grinding or pain.

Anti-Aging Dentistry with VENLAY® Restorations

Real Anti-Aging Dentistry with the VENLAY® Restorations.

This patient now looks years younger because the shape of her face has been improved by correcting her deep overbite without shots, tooth grinding or pain.

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Under Bite Correction the High Tech Way.

Not cosmetic camouflage for this patient from Chicago, but a non-surgical under bite fix that improves the jaw position. See what can be done in just 2 weeks without grinding down your natural teeth.

Deep Overbite Correction without Surgery

Deep Overbite Correction – No Surgery, No Braces, No Tooth Grinding.

This patient now has beautiful white teeth and wider smiles along with a degree of bite correction that is not possible with braces.

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Porcelain Veneers Cannot Correct Bites!

One of the best solutions to the aging face is bite correction because the bite directly determines the shape and proportions of the face.

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Overbite Correction - No Braces, No Tooth Grinding

The days of spending years in corrective braces or Invisalign ® to straighten your teeth or to correct your overbite are gone..

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TMJ Pain Relief with VENLAY® Restorations Overbite Correction.

Improved facial profile without surgery or braces along with jaw joint stress reduction using Dr. Sam Muslin's VENLAY® restorations with Face Lift Dentistry® treatment.

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"Fix" the Under Bite is not Good Enough.

To correct an under bite the jaw needs to be ideally positioned and with today’s high tech dentistry, it can be done in only two weeks. You cannot do this with porcelain veneers. Watch the video as this patient from New York explains the process.

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Under Bite Correction without Surgery or Braces

Under Bite Correction without Surgery or Braces.

Surgery and Braces used to be the only options fto correct the under bite. No longer so! Learn about the latest high-tech and non-invasive underbite treatment with VENLAY® Restorations.

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Clenching & Grinding Solution.

Short worn down teeth can be restored without grinding them down for crowns or porcelain veneers. The bite can be corrected non-invasively.

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Bad Veneers Replaced.

Replacing Bad Veneers for the Best Smile Possible! From thick bulky unnatural looking veneers to Dr. Sam Muslin's ultra-thin natural veneers.

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Shape of the Face and the Bite.

Relieving TMJ pain and Headaches while Looking 10 Years Younger! After years of pain she decided that shots, braces and a typical bite reconstruction was not the answer.

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Tetracycline Stain & Bite Correction.

This treatment went beyond a full mouth reconstruction as it minimized his headaches and jaw pain as well! He wanted a totally natural smile without crooked teeth or an overbite. He wanted his upper teeth to show. He has a wider smile and a balanced bite with the damage caused by years of grinding eliminated.

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Correct the Overbite and Improve the Facial Profile.

A deep overbite and years of tooth grinding resulted in the shortening of his face and thinning of his lips. With Face Lift Dentistry ® he had more than a full mouth reconstruction as his entire face was elongated, his jaw is stronger, and his lips are fuller. The results were achieved without surgery or chin implants.

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Porcelain Veneers - Cosmetic Dentistry without the Drill

Eliminating one bad veneer for a totally natural and vibrant smile! She wanted a wider smile that showed more of her teeth and less of her gums. Her non-invasive porcelain veneers on the top perfectly match her natural teeth on the bottom.

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Aging Face, Small Chin.

Aging Face, Small Chin.

The Dental Face Lift provided this patient with a stronger looking jaw, fuller lips, permanently whiter teeth and a healthier bite. His wrinkles were reduced, his entire face is physically longer and no surgery was necessary.

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Improving the Shape of the Face without Surgery

Facial Profile – Overbite Correction.

Broken teeth, dental decay, dental neglect, tooth loss, decreased facial support, root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, gum treatment, bone grafting, complex dentistry, bite reconstruction, Face Lift Dentistry ®

No Grinding Porcelain Veneers.

Wider Smile and Fuller Lip with No Grinding on the Natural Teeth! Small upper teeth and a narrow smile were treated with no-grinding and no-drilling porcelain veneers. The micro thin dental veneers were custom made by Dr. Muslin's ceramist.

Tetracycline Stain Treated

Tetracycline Stain & Veneers.

Dark tetracycline stained teeth were treated with porcelain veneers that required no grinding of her natural tooth structure. Crest whitening strips, Zoom II nor Brite Smile nor any other chemical teeth whiteners could accomplish the same results as the veneers.

Bite Correction - Before and After

Bite Correction and the Aging Face.

He had suffered a bite collapse causing his lower jaw to protrude while his upper lip appeared sunken in. He teeth and bite no longer supported his face making him look far older. After treatment his profile was restored, upper teeth lengthened, lines around his eyes were softened, he looks 10 years younger.

Why Can’t I See My Upper Teeth?

Gum Disease, Face Lift Dentistry, Bite Reconstruction Dentistry, Neuromuscular Dentistry Beverly Hills, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Bridges, Dental Implants, Bone Grafts, Cosmetic Dentistry, Cosmetic Expo

Overbite Correction & Tooth Grinding.

Jaw positioning with the latest non-invasive method using VENLAY® Restorations and the Face Lift ® Dentistry method for anti-aging benefits and facial support.