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Fixed Bridges and Dentures

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

Santa Monica • Beverly Hills • Los Angeles

Missing Teeth and Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth by inserting a titanium dental implant into the patient's jawbone. If there is insufficient bone, bone grafts may be necessary to increase the amount of bone available for the dental implant. Bone Grafting usually takes about 3 months to heal before a dental implant can be placed. The dental implants are then placed and can take 5 to 6 more months to heal before the final porcelain restoration can be placed on top of the implant. Dental implants are not sensitive, do not decay, are very strong and durable, look completely natural and have great chewing power. Everyone of our patients said it feels just like a natural tooth.

 Photo showing Fixed Bridges and Dentures - Before and After

When teeth are missing, there are several treatment options available to patients, including: Dental Implants, Fixed Dental Bridges, Removable Partial Dentures and Full Dentures.

Mini Dental Implants for Dentures

Mini Implants (such as Imtec Mini and Sterngold Mini) can be used when there is minimal bone and the patient does not want to have a bone graft surgery. Mini implants are not as strong, but can function very well for years. Generally, it is better to place more mini dental implants to provide a stronger foundation to hold a denture. However, it is best to place full size implants when possible.

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed porcelain bridge replaces a missing tooth by connecting a porcelain tooth to the two neighboring teeth. A dental bridge is predictable, reliable and can last for many years. Dr. Muslin has seen dental bridges serve patients for over 30 years without a problem. The patient doesn't even remember that a tooth was missing because a fixed bridge looks and feels like your natural teeth.

Full Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable. The patient removes the partial or full denture to clean under it and to brush their gums. Sometimes the dentures have to be removed during a meal for greater comfort and because food gets under or around the edges. Dentures and Partial dentures are generally more affordable than a fixed bridge or dental implants.

Dental Implants and Dentures

The best care is to utilize dental implants to stabilize and secure the removable denture. Dental implants are placed under the denture and the denture snaps to the dental implants. Now the patient has the best of both technologies at the lowest cost. The biggest problem with dentures is that they get loose. Dental implants help hold the denture in solid position for better chewing and talking with confidence.

Extraction vs. No Extraction for her Upper Jaw

This patient had all of her upper teeth saved in an uncommon way. The denture was made to fit over her existing upper teeth. She did not want to loose her teeth, but did not have enough teeth for a fixed bridge; and dental implants would have made her overall treatment much too expensive. This patient now has an overdenture that goes over her remaining upper teeth. Saving the roots of her existing teeth give the denture much more support and stability.

Lower Jaw – Fixed Bridges – Crown Lengthening – Root Canals

The treatment for her lower jaw was a single, long span fixed bridge. A fixed bridge will last many years because the full denture on her upper jaw minimizes stress on the lower fixed bridge. Crown lengthening was also necessary on teeth that had a lot of decay below the gum line. This procedure allows the dentist to have a better grip on the tooth by exposing tooth structure that was formerly below the jawbone. This patient needed every lower tooth possible for the fixed bridge. To save these teeth, she received root canal treatment. Root Canal treatment is a process of cleaning and disinfecting the nerve inside the tooth, in efforts to save a tooth.

Face Lift Dentistry ®

The goal of the entire treatment plan was to restore this patient to maximum dental health. All of the missing teeth had to be replaced to give her the ability to chew her food for better digestion and health. Facelift Dentistry® goes beyond dental health, beyond cosmetic dentistry and beyond just replacing missing teeth to reach a level of care that lengthens the face, supports the lips and revitalizes the entire appearance.

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.