Many patients come to Dr. Saydyk because they are unhappy with teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing. These problems are not always just aesthetic; they can affect the function of the teeth and jaw as well. Restoring natural beauty and function is one of the reasons Dr. Saydyk chose to practice dentistry. Nothing is more fulfilling than helping to restore or enhance someone’s smile. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Saydyk is highly trained in a variety of services to make your smile more beautiful, including reshaping teeth, closing gaps, restoring worn or short teeth, or repairing chips in teeth.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is the process of restoring all or most of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. A full mouth reconstruction might be needed if:
- Most or all of a person’s teeth have been lost due to decay or trauma.
- Most or all of a person’s teeth have been injured or fractured.
- Most or all of a person’s teeth have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
I work with other dental specialists in the Gilbert area to perform a full mouth reconstruction, including periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions), and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).
I plan and design full mouth reconstruction in collaboration with my patients and the necessary specialists, and I see patients through any recovery and additional treatments. I love being able to bring my patients to an improved oral function and aesthetic, improving both their quality of life and confidence.
As a special interest of mine, I’ve participated in many continuing education courses on full mouth reconstruction and continue to learn the latest techniques to better my practice.
What is smile design?
Smile design is the planning and visualization of the desired end result of an aesthetic dental treatment plan, taking into account the functional aspects as well as the aesthetic effect of tooth and gum color and placement on a patient’s overall appearance. The most important step in all cosmetic dental procedures is having a great plan!
I always base my smile design plans on your wishes and desires for your new smile, and will then meet with my laboratory technician, orthodontist, oral surgeon, periodontist, and other specialists to create a customized treatment plan.
What are direct composite restorations and anterior restorations?
Direct, semi-direct, and indirect all describe the techniques by which tooth-colored restorative materials are incorporated into the repair process. A direct restoration is placed directly into small cavities that have resulted from decay. Unlike metal alloys, composite restoration materials bond directly to the tooth’s remaining enamel and dentin, stabilizing and strengthening the tooth.
In dentistry, the anterior teeth are located toward the front of the head or the lips, as opposed to posterior, which refers to the teeth located toward the back of an individual's head. So your anterior teeth are your visible front teeth, the incisors and canines. Cosmetic concerns such as natural color and luster are more important in anterior tooth restorations because these teeth are more visible when you smile.
What kinds of teeth whitening do you provide?
I offer the KöR tooth whitening system, because I have found it to be the most effective treatment available. KöR whitening is a new, highly effective tooth whitening system that gives better results with much less sensitivity than other treatments. It is effective even on super-resistant stains such as tetracycline and fluorosis.
The KöR system includes at-home whitening using precisely fitted KöR-Seal trays that completely seal out bleach-destroying saliva, and in-office visits to reach the desired result.