cosmetic dentistry  Phoenix, AZ

Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.

Botox  Phoenix, AZ

Botox

For years Botox has helped so many men and women successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. As people age, they long for a more youthful appearance. Botox is able to give them this.

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle is then not able to contract. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is typically used on the forehead lines, around the eyes, and frown lines. Typically wrinkles are caused as we age, but they are also brought on by sun damage and gravity.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction  Phoenix, AZ

Full Mouth Reconstruction

We usually recommend complex full-mouth rehabilitation when patients have multiple problems in their mouths. We help people who are suffering from gum disease, discoloration, tooth decay, crooked teeth, and other problems, usually all at the same time.

Before we start your rehabilitation, we will need to do a thorough examination with X-rays to determine what treatments you will need. Since every mouth is different, we create a treatment plan just for you.

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Smile Makeover  Phoenix, AZ

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover uses cosmetic dental procedures to make you proud of your smile. We perform teeth whitening, along with other cosmetic procedures like veneers and tooth implants.

Each smile makeover is different. We start by doing a thorough examination and decide what each patient wants and needs. We look at the color of your teeth and how they are all lined up. We check to see if there are any missing teeth or if any are cracked, chipped, or broken.

Our goal is to give you a healthy and happy smile.We want you to have a bright smile, along with teeth that line up correctly and are aesthetically pleasing. We work with our patients to ensure their happiness. We will do whatever we can so that, when you leave our office, you will be completely happy with your smile.

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All-On-4 Implants

Are you one of the many people in the Phoenix area that is suffering from problems with your dentures? Dentures have been around for a very long time but they are no longer what we would consider state of the art. They are uncomfortable, you have to constantly buy denture glue, food gets stuck in them, and they don’t give you the beautiful smile that you deserve.

Central Valley Dentistry can help you obtain and give you your smile back with the help of the revolutionary All on 4 Dental Implant procedure. Dr. Behbahani can help you say goodbye to dentures in one day with these alternatives. With the “All On Fours” you can get rid of your loose fitting and old dentures for a more permanent solution.

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Veneers  Phoenix, AZ

Veneers

Porcelain veneers can offer you a long-lasting solution to unsightly chips, stains, gaps, misalignment, and other problems with your teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made and colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance and smile. They’re bonded to the front of the teeth which can change the color, shape, size, or length to your liking.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.

The main reason patients decide to invest in this option is the simple fact that their teeth are discolored. Discoloration occurs from poor hygiene, root canal treatment, stains caused by tetracycline and other forms of drugs, too much fluoride, or large resin fillings that eventually impact shades of color on the tooth. Another reason people look into veneers is because their teeth are worn down, broken, or chipped and they want something shiny and new to replace the defect. Teeth that are misaligned, irregularly shaped, or uneven can be fixed with veneers as well. Most patients look into dental bonding for gaps or spaces in between teeth, but veneers can address this as well.

In preparation for porcelain veneers, we remove around 1/2mm of enamel from the tooth once we’ve determined your need for local anesthetics and numb the region. We then make an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental laboratory. The use of digital dental records allows this process to be completed rather quickly. After a week or two, the veneers return from the laboratory and we begin installing them. If you’d like to implement temporary veneers until your set arrives, we can also provide that for an additional cost.

Porcelain veneers are thin but strong and made with ceramic material. Custom-molded for you, they fit perfectly and precisely to your teeth with sturdily attached cement. One of the best features of veneers is that they match your natural tooth color so the veneer doesn’t stick out in appearance. Years of coffee drinking, smoking, wine drinking, gaps between teeth, and other embarrassing issues can be masked with porcelain veneers. You’ll see that you will have a beautiful smile for decades to come, because veneers are known for their long term durability and benefits.

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Dentures  Phoenix, AZ

Dentures

Dentures, also known as “false teeth,” is a device designed to take the place of missing teeth. They are supported by the hard and soft palate (tissues of the oral cavity) and provide a presentable alternative smile.

When fitting this device, we begin by taking measurements and then a prosthodontist (reconstruction specialist) designs the mold with help from a dental laboratory.

Dentures can be removable, a partial type, or complete. There are two main groups of dentures: complete or full dentures and partials. Complete or full dentures replace all of your natural teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. Partials are used to replace some of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw.

There are a number of different types of dentures, including light alloy, flexible and plastic; you can discuss the different types of denture with us, as some types may be more suitable for your individual needs than others. Immediate dentures are used to replace the teeth immediately after they have been lost or extracted; they are replaced once the permanent set has been manufactured and the gum tissue has healed.

Technology has come a long way since dentures were initially designed and used in America. With techniques and materials improving every year, it’s typically difficult to detect a perfect-fitting set of dentures. This is why technology continues to improve in hopes that one day we can erase all denture discrepancies.

While some patients prefer a bridge or dental implant, they may not qualify for these types of services. There are many reasons that go into determining a qualified candidate and looking into dentures as a reasonable alternative to restore several important functions should be considered.

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Denture Partials  Phoenix, AZ

Denture Partials

A partial denture (bridge) consists of replacement teeth built into a gum-colored plastic base. It is connected by metal framing which holds the denture in place while inside your mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth are still intact in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge (permanent) replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space while attaching artificially created teeth to them.

Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position by being cemented in place. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking option and allows you to become more comfortable while smiling as it is very difficult to notice the addition.

Missing teeth should not be underestimated as the impact can become detrimental. Losing a tooth and not replacing it can damage mouth tissues in addition to causing your remaining teeth to alter their positioning. A missing tooth can interfere with ones ability to communicate effectively while causing your face and lips to sag. Installing a partial denture will not only improve your appearance, but it will allow you to chew properly, avoid TMJ situations, eat a wider variety of foods than without, and protects additional tooth loss down the road.

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Porcelain Crowns  Phoenix, AZ

Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are a simple way to give relief to more serious tooth problems. Crowns are made of synthetic material, used as caps. If you are wondering about their appearance, they look and feel like porcelain but are not. They are stuck on with adhesive on top of a tooth, so they fit on the tooth like a crown on a head. If your tooth is past repair (damaged from trauma, gum disease, or decay), you have gone through a root canal, etc. and you need to improve your remaining teeth set’s function, you can count on a crown. Crowns are multipurpose — they can even just be used for aesthetic reasons like a stained tooth, or for more serious work like attaching bridges, covering implants, or preventing cracked teeth from getting worse. If your present filling is wobbly and might be dislocated, crowns are an option for you.

Some patients are a bit apprehensive about the procedure of making crowns, but crowns are safe and good for long-term results. Your tooth has to be made smaller by being filed down to fit a crown and look realistic. A mold of your natural tooth is made to create your custom crown, sent to a lab, and your custom crown will be ready. Normally, your dentist will apply a temporary crown until yours is completely ready. To ensure lasting quality, permanent crowns are stuck on in place with a durable cement after two to three weeks. A follow-up appointment is highly recommended to see if the permanent crown is still in the proper position and that there are no problems.

If you were in doubt before about the longevity of a crown, you should know that they can last about eight years, or even longer. Of course, keep up with your dental hygiene by flossing but even more so because the crown could get excess plaque build-up. However, up-and-down flossing could dislodge the temporary crown (not the permanent crown) so please floss side to side in that case. The crown is not impenetrable, so do not clench your jaw, grind your teeth, or have brittle foods too often since they can alter the adhesive’s effectiveness or the crown’s surface itself. Wear a mouth guard if you know that you grind or clench your jaw often.

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Invisalign  Phoenix, AZ

Invisalign

No longer do you have to have a metal mouth to get perfectly aligned teeth. Invisalign are known for being removable, comfortable, and of course they are best known for being invisible. Invisalign is perfect for adults and teenagers. Adults especially love Invisalign because braces are more common on teenagers and children, and adults sometimes fear that braces look unprofessional or juvenile. Thus, Invisalign is an answer to those concerns.

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Bonding  Phoenix, AZ

Bonding

Dental bonding is a comparable option to dental veneers but is more affordable and a totally different type of procedure. In the bonding process, a material close in color to natural teeth is molded to look like teeth, then cured like a tooth-colored sculpture.

There are many ways dental bonding can benefit your smile! It’s used to repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth. Bonding is also a great way to reshape your teeth in order to address gaps or spaces while making your teeth appear longer and more healthy.

Not only can this service treat discoloration, but dental bonding can protect a part of your tooth’s root that becomes exposed due to receding gums. This is also a great alternative to amalgam fillings.

Anesthesia isn’t normally necessary unless you’re filling a decayed tooth. Your dentist will make sure you’re comfortable with the shade selection as he matches the coloration to your teeth.

In order to help the bonding material to adhere, your teeth will need to be roughened while a conditioner is added. The putty-like resin and then applied, shaped, molded, and hardened with a laser. Dental bonding usually takes around 30-60 minutes per tooth.

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