Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dr. Hada wants to help each of our patients enjoy the benefits of a strong, functional bite and attractive smile for a lifetime. If you are experiencing multiple oral health issues at once, such as tooth loss, gum disease, or TMJ disorder, Dr. Hada offers a variety of treatments and restorative options to help you reclaim your oral health. Full mouth reconstruction consists of a custom comprehensive treatment plan combining any number of procedures to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile again.

Restore Your Smile with Full Mouth Reconstruction

25227112-2 If you are experiencing multiple oral health issues, a full mouth reconstruction by Dr. Richard K. Hada in Mission Viejo, CA, can help you completely restore the form, function, and health of your smile. This fully customized procedure combines solutions such as dental implants, dentures, periodontal care, and root canal therapy to address all your oral health needs with one treatment plan. To learn how Dr. Hada can help you rebuild your smile, contact our office today.

Candidates

Patients with multiple oral health issues are almost always good candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Those with heart problems, autoimmune diseases, and other significant health problems will require special considerations.

For older patients, less invasive procedures are typically recommended. For instance, mini dental implants may be recommended over traditional implants. We ask that patients provide a complete and current list of medications as well as a detailed health history when attending the initial consultation.

Procedures

Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Hada can recommend a treatment plan combining any number of restorative, general, and cosmetic procedures:

  • Gum disease treatments: Periodontal care can eliminate gum disease to restore a healthy smile foundation.
  • Cavity treatment: Dr. Hada can treat tooth decay and replace damaged tissue with fillings, inlays, and onlays.
  • Root Canal: If you are experiencing advanced tooth decay, a root canal can salvage the healthy exterior of a tooth. The treated tooth is topped with a crown to provide support and aesthetics.
  • Implant dentistry: Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots and support crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants not only provide the best support for restorations, but also prevent the atrophy of the jaw that follows tooth loss.
  • Dental restorations: If you are missing teeth, we can provide both traditional and implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures.
  • Orthodontic treatments: If your teeth are misaligned, Dr. Hada can recommend traditional metal braces, spacers, expanders, Invisalign®, and retainers.
  • Neuromuscular dentistry and TMJ disorder treatment: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder occurs when the joints on either side of the jaw become inflamed. Often, this is the result of an imbalanced bite. Dr. Hada can use sophisticated neuromuscular techniques to relieve TMJ inflammation, and can design your restorations to improve the balance of your bite.
  • Cosmetic dentistry: If you want to also enhance the aesthetics of your smile, Dr. Hada can improve the appearance of teeth and gums with teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum reshaping, and porcelain veneers.

If you who have trouble sitting for long periods of time, or feel apprehensive in the dentist’s chair, Dr. Hada can offer sedation to help you relax during treatment.

Benefits

Many patients choose full mouth reconstruction not only for the immense health benefits, but also for the comfort and confidence it can provide. Correcting multiple oral health issues at once immediately and greatly improves quality of life for patients, and eliminates worries about untreated issues becoming worse.

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Our dental team provides care focused on you and your family, and delivers treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. If you are suffering with several oral health issues, contact our practice today to find out how a full mouth reconstruction can restore your health, confidence, and comfort.

Tooth-colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that blends naturally with your teeth, so your filling is inconspicuous and doesn’t detract from the beauty of your smile. Amalgam (metal) fillings were once routinely used by dentists, and many patients are unhappy with their appearance or even experience health problems caused by metal allergies. In addition to placing new restorations, Dr. Hada can replace your older, amalgam fillings with composite fillings.

Restore and Complement Your Natural Smile with Tooth-colored Fillings

51615943-2 Dental fillings are the most effective way to repair mild to moderate tooth decay. Fillings can return a tooth to its normal shape and function, stop existing decay, and deter new bacteria from growing. Dr. Richard K. Hada offers tooth-colored fillings at his Mission Viejo, CA, practice. Tooth-colored fillings provide natural-looking protection to the tooth, without affecting its strength. Contact us today for more information on how tooth-colored fillings can help improve your smile.

Tooth-colored vs. Amalgam Fillings

While there are many materials available for your dental fillings, Dr. Hada recommends tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin or resin fillings. This material offers many advantages over silver or amalgam fillings:

  • Stronger Teeth: The metal in silver fillings is highly sensitive to temperature changes and may expand or shrink when exposed to hot or cold foods. This can weaken a tooth’s structure, making it more prone to future damage. Since resin fillings lack any metal components, they do not compromise the strength of your tooth.
  • Long-lasting Solution: Rather than being placed on top of the cavity, tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the enamel. This provides a more secure, durable, and longer-lasting restoration.
  • More Natural Smile: Amalgam fillings are often immediately noticeable in a person’s smile because of their dark metallic color. Composed of a clear glass or quartz mixture, tooth-colored fillings smoothly blend in with your natural teeth.
  • Metal-free: Silver fillings contain well within the legal amount of mercury, but many patients still worry about the potential effects. Tooth-colored fillings exclude mercury altogether, eliminating a troublesome concern for patients.
  • No Risk of Allergic Reaction: While allergies to amalgam fillings are rare, their effects are comparable to an uncomfortable skin rash. No patients have reported allergic reactions to composite fillings.

If you have been considering the removal of your amalgam fillings, Dr. Hada is highly skilled and experienced in the process of replacing traditional restorations with new composite resin fillings. He can determine whether this option is right for you during an evaluation.

Placing a Filling

Preparing the tooth and placing a filling is straightforward, normally not lasting more than one hour. Dr. Hada will begin by describing what to expect and taking preparatory x-rays, if needed. He will then administer a local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort during the procedure. Next, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a dental instrument and clean the area to ensure that no debris or bacteria are still present.

Once the cavity is prepared for the filling, we will select the shade of composite resin that most closely matches your tooth color. Then, before attaching the filling to the tooth, Dr. Hada will score the surface of the treatment area. Referred to as etching, this process creates a rough surface that enables the composite resin to bond more securely with the enamel. The filling is then placed over the cavity in layers and is hardened with a special lamp. After the resin has dried, your filling will be shaped and polished until it blends in with the tooth.

Once the procedure is complete, your restored tooth will be immediately functional. You may experience mild discomfort or soreness once the numbing wears off, but this will last only a few days at most.

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With patient well-being at the forefront of his approach, Dr. Hada strives to provide you with high quality and honest service. To learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can improve your oral health, schedule an appointment today. During a consultation, Dr. Hada can also answer any questions you have about replacing your amalgam fillings.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth that are too decayed to repair with a regular filling, but not damaged enough to require a dental crown. An inlay is placed on the biting surface, or center of the tooth, while a dental onlay extends outside the cusps of a tooth. Made of composite, metal, or porcelain materials, durable inlays and onlays support a weakened tooth so it can retain strength and normal function.

Durable, Natural-looking Inlays and Onlays

Dr. Richard K. Hada provides durable, natural-looking inlays and onlays at his state-of-the-art dental practice in Mission Viejo, CA. They are usually recommended when a tooth is too damaged to repair with a filling, but not damaged enough to warrant a dental crown. Unlike dental fillings, inlays and onlays are fabricated before being fitted and bonded to a tooth. An inlay replaces a central portion of the chewing surface of a tooth, while an onlay can also replace the cusps, or outer edges of the chewing surface. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact Hada Family Dental today.

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Overview

Made from high-quality dental porcelain, inlays and onlays support a weakened tooth following treatment for damage or decay. Placing an overly large filling in a tooth can actually weaken its structure, leaving it susceptible to damage in the future. On the other hand, placing a crown (also called a cap) requires significant alteration of a tooth. Inlays and onlays can provide an ideal solution that gives a tooth the support it needs, while requiring only moderate alteration of the tooth.

Candidates

Candidates for inlays and onlays have a tooth with too much damage or decay for successful treatment with a dental filling, but enough healthy tissue to make a dental crown an excessive solution. If the damage or decay does not affect the outer edges of the chewing surface, the patient will likely be a candidate for an inlay. When decay affects a cusp, or edge of the chewing surface, an onlay is required. These restorative dentistry techniques can also be used when old fillings require removal and replacement.

Procedure

Because your restoration will need to be fabricated in a laboratory, it will take two appointments to complete your inlay or onlay treatment. During your initial appointment, Dr. Hada will numb the tooth with local anesthetic so you will be comfortable. Next, he will prepare the tooth by cleaning it and removing any decay or damage. Next, he will take an impression of the tooth with dental putty. The impression will be sent to Dr. Hada’s dental laboratory, and it will be used to guide technicians as they create the inlay or onlay. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary restoration. The second appointment will be scheduled when your inlay or onlay is ready. At that time, Dr. Hada will remove your temporary restoration and bond the inlay or onlay in place.

Benefits

Inlays and onlays provide a wealth of benefits:

  • They are a more conservative treatment than dental crowns.
  • Inlays and onlays restore form and function.
  • They are very durable, and can last for 20 years or more.
  • Each inlay and onlay is custom-crafted to achieve a natural-looking result.

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Dr. Hada is a caring, experienced dentist who can determine if an inlay or an onlay is the right solution for your needs. To learn more, please get in touch with us and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dentures

Dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth, providing complete restoration for patients who have experienced extensive tooth loss. Advancements in dental technology allow us to create dentures that offer increased comfort and stability, in addition to a more natural appearance. Dr. Hada offers traditional and implant-supported dentures, including snap-on dentures for mini implants. Implant-supported dentures provide increased security, allowing your dentures to function with the strength and stability of natural teeth.

Restore Your Smile with High-quality Dentures

103941503-xs Dentures can replace a full arch of upper or lower teeth. In addition to restoring a natural appearance, dentures can improve your ability to enunciate and chew. Dentures provided by Mission Viejo, CA, dentist Richard K. Hada are customized to provide you with maximum comfort, aesthetics, and functionality. Dr. Hada offers both traditional dentures and dental implant-supported dentures. Dental implants provide outstanding stability for dentures, preventing them from slipping out of place while you chew or speak. If you would like to learn more about how our dentures can restore your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hada today.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to an acrylic base. The denture is custom-designed for the patient, and may need to be adjusted periodically to maintain a comfortable fit. Traditional dentures are held in place by a combination of suction and a mild adhesive. If the patient only requires a partial denture, it can attach to adjacent teeth.

Benefits of Traditional Dentures

Thanks to advanced dental technology, Dr. Hada can create traditional dentures that:

  • Fill out the lower part of the face for a more natural-looking appearance
  • Allow you to enunciate properly, so your speech can be better understood
  • Allow you to chew

Traditional dentures can be an effective way to replace lost teeth, but it is important to understand that their functionality is only a fraction of what natural teeth or implant-supported dentures can provide.

Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are widely regarded as the best way to replace lost tooth roots, and the best means of supporting dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted in the jaw, where they integrate with the bone. Once this fusion is complete – usually after a period of about three to six months – the denture is attached to the implants to hold it firmly in place. Implant-supported dentures can eliminate the slippage and discomfort that some patients experience with traditional dentures. Dr. Hada is an expert in dental implant surgery, and he places both traditional implants and mini implants. Mini dental implants have a smaller diameter, and are often used for denture stabilization. Dr. Hada can design dentures to easily snap on and off of mini implants for cleaning.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures:

  • Are vastly more stable than traditional dentures
  • Look and feel the most like your natural teeth
  • Allow you to eat any foods you like, including crisp fruit and juicy steaks, without worrying that your dentures will shift
  • Allow you to speak and smile with complete confidence

Another very important benefit of implant-supported dentures is that the implants can prevent the jaw atrophy (shrinkage) that occurs following tooth loss. Because implants help you retain bone tissue, you will need few, if any, adjustments to your dentures.

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If you have been suffering with lost teeth, please make an appointment with us to learn about denture options. Many patients who are already wearing dentures can benefit from a new implant-supported denture for superior strength and support. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hada.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row, a dental bridge can be used to literally “bridge” the gap in your smile. A traditional bridge attaches to dental crowns placed over adjacent teeth, and can be created as a removable or fixed appliance. A bridge can also attach to dental implants, which provide increased stability. These types of bridges do not require the alteration of adjacent, healthy teeth. Dr. Hada will work closely with you to determine the best restorative option to meet your needs.

Dental Bridges Restore the Look and Function of a Smile after Tooth Loss

original_inline-bridges After losing teeth, the resulting gap in your smile can compromise your self-confidence as well as your oral health. Fortunately, patients who are missing up to three consecutive teeth can choose from different types of custom dental bridges at Dr. Richard K. Hada’s Mission Viejo, CA, practice. A dental bridge is a custom prosthesis used to fill in the gap created by tooth loss and restore the strength and function of a smile. To learn more about the different types of dental bridges we offer, schedule an appointment at Hada Family Dental today.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

When you turn to the talented team at Hada Family Dental for a custom dental bridge, we can restore the aesthetic appeal of your smile and bring balance back to your bite. Furthermore, dental bridges also help to keep adjacent teeth from shifting position over time. These restorations are custom crafted to blend with a patient’s smile and available to virtually anyone who is missing up to three consecutive teeth. With proper care, your bridge can last for many years.

Those who receive implant-supported bridges can enjoy an additional benefit to their overall oral health. After tooth loss, the surrounding area of the jawbone will no longer receive proper stimulation and can begin to deteriorate. This bone degeneration can lead to further tooth loss and other concerns over time. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that become fused with the jawbone. As a result, they help to return stimulation to the jaw and halt bone degeneration.

Types of Dental Bridges

Advances in restorative dentistry have led to the creation of new types of dental bridges. At Hada Family Dental, we offer:

  • Fixed Bridges: The most common type of bridge, traditional (or fixed) bridges are secured by dental crowns on each side. To prepare for your traditional bridge, Dr. Hada will reshape adjacent teeth and take detailed impressions, which will be used to create a custom bridge at our partner dental lab. Traditional bridges are affordable and available to a very large range of patients.
  • Removable Bridges: Also called a partial denture, a removable bridge does not require healthy teeth to be reshaped or the use of dental crowns.
  • Implant-supported Bridges: Implant-supported bridges are the most stable, long-lasting type of dental bridge. These restorations are secured by small metal posts that have been surgically placed in the jaw. As a result, patients with implant-supported bridges do not have to worry about their prosthesis slipping or falling out of position, so they can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Dr. Hada can review the unique features of each type of bridge during a personal consultation to help you select the type that best suits your unique needs and goals.

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The talented and compassionate team at Hada Family Dental will provide patient-centered treatment in a comfortable environment. If you are missing teeth, we can create a beautiful dental bridge to restore the look and function of your smile. Contact our practice today to learn more about this trusted restorative solution.

Dental Crowns

Dr. Hada provides patients with durable porcelain crowns designed to restore the full function of your bite and the beauty of your smile. A dental crown can be used to provide support for a damaged or severely decayed tooth, or replace a tooth that is missing or has been extracted. This tooth-shaped restoration encapsulates a weakened tooth, or attaches to the abutment piece of a dental implant. Made of the finest quality materials, each crown is customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, and with proper care, they can last for many years.

Enjoy the Cosmetic and Functional Benefits of Dental Crowns

221785951 If you have a tooth that has been affected by trauma or advanced decay, or if you wish to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant, Dr. Richard K. Hada offers custom dental crowns at his Mission Viejo, CA, practice. Made of strong, natural-looking porcelain, these replacement teeth are also used to support dental bridges. To find out if a dental crown is a good restorative dentistry option for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Hada today.

Candidates

Patients who are good candidates for dental crowns often need to address:

  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Teeth that are severely worn
  • A tooth with a large filling that has failed over time
  • A weakened tooth at risk of fracture
  • A tooth that has undergone a root canal

If you are receiving a traditional dental bridge, you will also need dental crowns. A bridge fills the gap when one or more consecutive teeth are missing. To hold the bridge in place, Dr. Hada place crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap. Crowns are also sometimes used for cosmetic reasons. Because they cover the whole tooth, they can drastically improve its appearance and complement your entire smile. Porcelain veneers can often accomplish the same effect with less tooth reduction than a crown, but because they are extremely thin, they may not be able to conceal imperfections like severe wear or discoloration. We will help determine which solution is right for you.

Procedure

Dr. Hada employs the latest technology and offers sedation options to deliver comfortable, efficient treatment. First, your tooth will be cleaned and shaped so that the crown will fit properly. Dr. Hada will then take impressions of the tooth to send to a dental laboratory. If you are restoring an implant, Dr. Hada will take an impression of your implant and surrounding teeth. It will take between one and two weeks for the lab to create your new dental crown. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary crown. When you return to have your permanent crown placed, Dr. Hada will simply remove the temporary crown and cement the new one into place. Finally, he will make small adjustments so that your bite meets comfortably.

Benefits

Made of durable, high-quality material, your dental crown will look completely natural and can even improve upon the appearance of your smile. They also restore your ability to chew comfortably. With good care, your dental crown can last for many years.

One of the best benefits of dental crowns is that they can help you avoid the need for tooth extraction. By retaining the healthy portions of your tooth and protecting them with a crown, you can prevent the bone atrophy that occurs when a tooth is lost. If a tooth must be extracted, a dental implant provides the next best solution, and can help you retain jaw bone tissue in the same way.

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If you are suffering with missing or damaged teeth, a dental crown is a relatively simple remedy with significant cosmetic and functional benefits. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a durable anchor for restorations like dentures, crowns, and bridges. During implant surgery, small titanium posts are placed in the jawbone, forming artificial roots for your new teeth, so your bite remains strong and stable. Dental implants can eliminate slippage and other problems some patients experience with other restorative options, like traditional dentures. Dr. Richard Hada is an expert at placing dental implants, and can perform bone grafting for patients with low jawbone density. In addition to traditional implants, we also offer mini dental implants.

Choose Dental Implants for Comfort, Health, and Superior Support

110304806-2 If you need to restore one or more missing teeth, consider treatment with state-of-the-art dental implants. Mission Viejo, CA, dentist Richard K. Hada is an expert performing this surgical procedure, which involves placing tiny, titanium posts in the jaw. During the healing process, the posts fuse with the bone and begin to effectively mimic tooth roots. They then form a stable support system for custom crowns, bridges, or dentures. Truly the next best thing to your own natural teeth, implant-supported restorations look and feel natural and also boost your oral health by aiding bone mass retention. Many dentists refer implant placement out to a specialist, but Dr. Hada conveniently provides start-to-finish dental implant treatment so you do not have to visit multiple offices. To learn more, contact our office and schedule an appointment today.

Candidates

Most healthy patients who are missing or expect to lose one or more adult teeth are candidates for dental implant treatment. In past years, you needed to have a strong and dense enough jawbone to support the implants. This meant some patients were not good candidates. As the technology evolved, bone grafting became a common and successful procedure that allows many more patients to benefit from implant treatment. Mini implants are another option for patients with low jawbone density, which is often the case when you have been missing teeth for several years. Dr. Hada is experienced with all aspects of dental implant treatment, including bone grafting and mini implants.

The Implant Procedure

If you are found to be a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Hada will work with you to develop a treatment plan. This will involve determining the type of implant and restoration, as well as the placement of the posts that will achieve the best outcome for you. If you require bone grafting, it will take about six to nine months before you are ready to have the posts placed. Dr. Hada will then surgically implant the posts in your jaw tissue. Over a healing period of several months, they will integrate with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. When this is complete, Dr. Hada will perform a second minor surgery to uncover the tops of the posts. He will then attach an abutment and your new dental prosthetic will be permanently placed. Once your gums fully heal, you will enjoy incredible stability where you once had a gap in your smile, or were dealing with the unreliable nature of traditional dentures.

Benefits

In addition to providing the strongest support possible, dental implants offer several other advantages:

  • Dental implants help retain bone mass in the jaw by mimicking tooth roots. The body receives signals to continue sending nutrients to the area, which helps patients avoid the slack or downturned appearance called facial collapse.
  • Dental implants help retain bone mass in the jaw by mimicking tooth roots. The body receives signals to continue sending nutrients to the area, which helps patients avoid the slack or downturned appearance called facial collapse.
  • Compared to a traditional bridge, implant-supported crowns are easier to keep clean, because you can floss all the way around them like natural teeth. The cement that holds a bridge in place does not allow this, and it can also wear away over time and allow bacteria to flourish.

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Treatment with dental implants is an investment and we offer financing options so that you can achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hada today.