Replace Porcelain Crowns & Root Canals

Root Canals

When the bacteria reach the nerve of the tooth, the tooth is infected. A infected tooth will require a root canal and may not hurt at all. Some of the worst kind of infections do not cause pain, they just continue spreading and the patient is completely unaware of the tooth infection process. When a tooth abscesses, pain can become significant and the patient will finally be aware of the problem and go to the dentist. This patient drove from the Redondo Beach area, about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.

She came from Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles, and had all her old crowns and fillings replaced for improved health and a new look. The gumline was uneven. her upper teeth were square, bulky looking, turned yellow and were worn down flat. The lower teeth were titled to the right and were crooked. The silver fillings that were decayed turned her teeth black. She also has a deep overbite not visible in this photo. When you have all of your old crowns and fillings removed, your total health is improved. All of the silver-mercury fillings are gone and have been replaced with healthy biologically compatible porcelain restorations. The new shapes of her teeth were designed to make them look softer and less bulky. Her lower teeth lok perfectly straight without braces. Unaltered and Untouched Photos by Dr. Sam Muslin, Santa Monica, CA

Purpose of Root Canals

The purpose of a root canal is to save the tooth. When a tooth is infected or abscessed, it requires tooth extraction to remove the infection or the tooth gets root canal treatment in an effort to remove the infection from the root of the tooth. The tooth stays in position, roots are not removed, only a small canal is cleaned out in each root of the infected tooth. The tooth is disinfected and filled. Generally, root canals work about 90% of the time.

Replacing Porcelain Crowns

Replacing porcelain crowns is necessary when the old crowns have decayed underneath and when a patient wants a higher level of care. Most dental crowns are done "one at a time" and seldom match after years of use. This patient wanted a new look, better health and a smile lift. Face Lift Dentistry, developed by

Dental Bonding Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Veneers

There should be little to no sensitivity after the bonding process. The patient should be comfortable and be able to eat and drink normally. The secret to successful desensitization of the tooth is a meticulous and flawless bonding technique. One of the main requirements is clean water in the dental treatment room. Dr. Muslin uses only distilled water that is constantly disinfected to ensure patient safety and successful dental bonding.

Bite Reconstruction

When all of the teeth in one dental arch are treated simultaneously, the results are superior to any other technique. All of the new porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers are made together which allows Dr. Sam Muslin to match tooth sizes, shapes of teeth and matching translucent tooth color. This level of care is still not good enough for maximum health. The bite must be reconstructed to match the function of the TMJ and the function of the new teeth. Face Lift Dentistry is the three-dimensional, natural, non-surgical repositioning of the lower jaw. It can completely change the length of your face, fullness of the lips and bite completely reconstructed.

Complex Motion Tomography

Using a form of CT scanning at a fraction of the radiation, the complex motion tomography technology allows Dr. Sam Muslin to visualize the three dimensional jaw repositioning. The technology is in his dental office so no outside lab is necessary. Understanding the TMJ and the bite reconstruction process is necessary for the success of the treatment.

For those patients interested in this level of care, please contact Dr. Muslin office for an appointment.