Full Mouth Reconstruction

The Victoria & 54th Dental team takes great pride in the ability to offer full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Fung has studied under the top cosmetic and full mouth reconstruction dentists in Orange County and Beverly Hills.

Using the latest technology and current techniques, our doctors have changed the smiles (and lives) of many patients. Our team combines science, technology and art to make each patient feel their best.

Each case and patient is unique and, therefore, each approach is different. But here is an example of what a full mouth reconstruction can involve:

  1. Perform a comprehensive examination and create a treatment plan.
  2. Treat issues requiring immediate attention, including pain, infection, broken teeth, etc.
  3. Fabricate a diagnostic three-dimensional, physical model of your new smile.
  4. Present case to you.
  5. Prepare teeth as treatment planned and fabricate temporaries using templates based on the 3D model.
  6. Regularly consult with you to ensure you are happy with your smile.

 

Discuss your options with any member of our clinical team, and let us create a beautiful new smile for you! 

People lose teeth for various reasons, including trauma, decay, and gum disease. But regardless of the cause, it is best if they can be replaced – both for aesthetic and functional reasons.

The most common treatments for missing teeth used to include removable dentures and fixed bridges cemented to other teeth. Now, dental implants are preferred.

A modern dental implant is made of titanium the size of the root of a tooth. It is placed where a tooth has been lost. Once the implant heals, it can be used to support a crown to replace a missing tooth or as a foundation to help stabilize a denture.

Strong, healthy bone is needed to hold implants in place. However, if a person loses a tooth and doesn’t have sufficient bone, a bone grafting procedure can be performed to support the implant.

Dental implants can be placed in patients of any age (with fully developed jawbones), provided they have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue available. Most healthy individuals (with good oral hygiene) are suitable candidates for dental implants.

Dental implants have the following benefits over dentures and bridges:

  • reduced bone loss
  • improved function (they work just like natural teeth)
  • better dental hygiene
  • no need to drill or remove healthy tooth structures
  • better aesthetics

Regular dentures rest on the gums and can irritate the mouth, cause problems when eating and speaking, move around and be uncomfortable. Implant dentures involve drilling screws into the mouth and attaching dentures to them.

This procedure works for patients who don’t have teeth, but have enough bone to support implants. Compared to dentures, dental implants offer increased sensation when eating and feel more like natural teeth.

A fixed bridge replace missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as a foundation. This creates an actual bridge between the remaining teeth and the missing teeth. A fixed bridge is very useful when replacing a missing tooth or two. The porcelain can be sculpted to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel. Using this durable material gives your bridge a strong base to rely on.

Porcelain bridges are easy to maintain and can be treated like original teeth. Patients can care for bridges by brushing with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly.

Periodontal Treatment or Surgery

Periodontal disease impacts both soft and hard structures that support teeth. It is caused by the presence of harmful bacteria and, in serious cases, can result in gum tissue and bone loss.

 

TESTIMONIALS

  • Very efficient service. Excellent dental work. No stress. Courteous, truly, and staff all project well-being and care. Dr. Kennedy works within my budget to keep my teeth presentable.

    Ann
  • The staff is excellent in every way! Knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. I would like to thank them for over 25 years of great service. Dr. Kennedy and his wonderful staff do an amazing job making you feel like part of their family.

    John
  • I’ve never had to wait. Staff is pleasant and has a willingness to accommodate my needs. Gentle treatment on my mouth. Good humour. Laid-back attitude. Nice work!

    Tracy
  • I get wonderful service from wonderful staff, and the best work in dental care. There’s wonderful interaction with doctors and staff.

     

    Brigitte
  • I appreciate the friendly staff that makes you feel like part of a family. They take care of the fact that I don’t like needles. They’re always smiling, gentle, and caring.

     

    Julie
  • Met with Melanie for my half year cleaning. Always a pleasure to see her as she is so friendly! Front staff are always welcoming, even in the early mornings 🙂

     

    A.B.
  • I received a warm welcome from my hygienist as well as a great hug from my dentist, it doesn’t get much better for a dental visit!

     

    C.H.
  • I appreciate having the option of Saturday appointments, as I can’t always take off work time to get there. The staff is absolutely wonderful, friendly and helpful. I have always felt welcomed. Thanks for the offer of coffee, tea, or water. Of course, I also appreciate the care of my dentist. Thanks for all that you do for my mother!

     

    R.Z.
  • I am extremely happy with Melanie, my hygienist, and Dr. Benson Fung. I was a patient of Dr. Kennedy for over 30 years and I am happy with his successor.

     

    L.M.
  • Your front desk staff and office manager were terrific in helping me get a quick appointment scheduled. I also just love Dr Fung, Mélanie and Neca!

     

    D.S.
  • Jaclyn (dental hygienist) and Ellen (receptionist) are great….they are friendly and helpful. Always make me feel welcome and meet my needs.

    E.C.
  • Christine has been the dental hygienist for both my mom and myself for the past many years. We are very pleased with her professional services and attention to details. Thank you once again for the wonderful staff. 

    K.Y.
  • I have always been happy with my visit. The staff are really friendly and my dental hygienst Oanna is amazing! 

    S.S.