Periodontal (Gum) Disease and More
Vance had gum disease. Generally, this is a painless but infectious disease. The infection spreads in through the gums and into the jaw bone. It moves slowly which is why the pain is non-existent. It can also cause permanent jawbone damage and can contribute to heart disease and other internal organ infections. In fact, gum disease can affect health of the whole body.
That’s a shame because it is a totally preventable disease.
In addition to this, Vance had old cavities, a fractured tooth, a missing tooth, old fillings, and a failing bite caused by teeth grinding.
Vance went to Dr. Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD, for treatment. Dr. Muslin has extensive experience treating complex dental problems. For Vance, Dr. Muslin knew he had to treat the gum disease first. He selected a non-surgical gum treatment using ultrasonic, hand and sonic scalers. These techniques can resolve most gum disease and prolong the life of the teeth and gums.
In addition to the scaling, Dr. Muslin used powerful mouth rinses to prepare the gums for the bite reconstruction and dental work to come.
After that, all of Vance’s old dental work had to be removed. This eliminates all of the infection and bacteria.
For the bite reconstruction, the doctor used the Dental Face Lift ® technique he has trademarked and perfected. By aligning the bite to the teeth, optimal facial support was put in place for Vance.
To repair the remainder of Vance’s teeth, Doctor Muslin used porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and even a dental implant.
The results were amazing. Although, it wasn’t his main objective, Vance received one of the main benefits of the Face Lift Dentistry®. The cosmetic one. He had a complete new, natural looking set of teeth. It took at least ten years off of his appearance.
Dr. Sam Muslin
Dr. Muslin has been practicing cosmetic dentistry in the Los Angeles area for more than 30 years. He has practiced Face Lift Dentistry ® since 1985.
The photos posted on Dr. Muslin’s website show the results of the treatment on Vance as well as other patients. That is one of the features that influence new patients to come to his office for routine and especially for complex dental care.
Dr. Muslin’s patients are not compensated for the use of their before and after photographs. He takes great care to insure that the photos represent unaltered comparisons.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA