Full Mouth Reconstruction Services
Dr. Fakhimi offers the following services as part of total reconstruction for your mouth. All services are performed in the comfort and privacy of our beautiful San Diego office suites.
Implants replace missing teeth, mimicking your natural smile and restoring function. Implants contain posts that extend into the jawbone, ensuring they don’t shift around, loosen or fall out. Implants can last as long as 15 years.
A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth and to anchor the neighboring teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth to the left and right of the missing tooth and the prosthetic tooth is placed between them. The false tooth can be created from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, or alloys.
A root canal is performed instead of extraction to salvage a heavily infected tooth, remove bacteria and dead tissue from its core, and restore your smile. A root canal prevents the other teeth from migrating towards the open space, and makes it easier to keep the area clean.
A dental crown provides cosmetic enhancement as it protects a weakened tooth, holds a cracked tooth together, supports a tooth with a large filling, keeps a dental bridge from shifting, shields a discolored tooth from view, or encases a dental implant. Crowns can be created from several different types of materials, including porcelain, gold, alloy, stainless steel, resin or ceramic.
Often when teeth have fallen out, the jawbone has also deteriorated, especially in older patients. Bone grafting is performed in order to strengthen the bone and effectively secure dental implants. During the procedure, Dr. Fakhimi will select a section of bone from another area of the body, or use a synthetic material to add to the existing jawbone.
To extract a tooth that is too decayed or damaged to salvage, a local anesthetic is used as the tooth is fully removed.
Bite problems can cause pain, headaches, tension, stress, and sleep issues. Dr. Fakhimi provides both surgical and non-surgical methods of bite correction.
Veneers enhance the cosmetic appeal of discolored, cracked, misshapen or otherwise damaged teeth. Most are made from porcelain, but there are also resin composite veneers. The veneer itself is an ultra-thin coating that matches the exact color of the tooth.
Crooked, broken, uneven or discolored teeth may require smile enhancement with a variety of treatments, including implants, veneers, whitening and more. Smile enhancement takes the entire appearance into account, from hair and eye color to the shape of the cheeks.
Anti-aging dentistry addresses teeth that have become stained, crooked, worn down, cracked, or broken due to age. It may involve deep cleaning, crowns, bridges, veneers, implants and more.