Severe teeth problems can occur from decades of improper bite functionality. Without correcting or improving this function problem, any cosmetic dental work may fail prematurely. Dr. Okuda starts all his cases from the ground up. By creating a strong foundation, Dr. Okuda can then properly design a beautiful new smile that also functions correctly. Dr. Okuda has countless clients who have had full mouth reconstructions that are still functioning well after decades of use. If you feel like your mouth has severe problems everywhere or want a complete smile makeover to improve your smile, a full mouth rehabilitation may be your answer. Instead of performing patchwork again and again, sometimes a fresh start with a complete rejuvenation of the bite and smile is the best way to proceed.
Having to correct a bad bite problem is very important in order to keep your teeth for a lifetime... having a balanced bite will distribute the forces of chewing equally. A bad bite concentrates forces on only several teeth which can lead to those teeth breaking. If you want to avoid dentures and unwanted fractured teeth be sure you have the function of your teeth evaluated periodically and/or correct by an expert dentist.
Many patients suffer from the devastating results of teeth grinding. Not only do you lose the important protective layer called enamel but also shortened teeth prematurely ages your face. In this case full mouth reconstruction was done to correct the health, function and esthetics of his smile. With Dr. Okuda’s unique techniques he was able to complete his full mouth reconstruction in only 2 treatment appointments. He’s happy because he regained the strength in his teeth and a natural youthful face and smile again!!
This technique can be perfect for those with severely worn down teeth from severe clenching or grinding, people with many broken teeth from trauma, those with severely stained teeth from over exposure from childhood antibiotics or excessive fluoride at an early age, have many missing teeth, or just overall breakdown over time from insufficient home care. By specializing in difficult cases, he has seen complex situations on a regular basis which allows him to predictably treat even the toughest cases.
The patient came in with a multitude of dental problems and cosmetic dental concerns. He had an anterior open bite in the front as well as molar teeth that were cracking because of the bad bite that he had. Using my cosmetic dentistry and full mouth reconstruction techniques I was able to correct his bad bite, close his anterior open bite, and give him a natural- appearing amazing smile.
A full mouth reconstruction allows Dr. Okuda to simultaneously fix all the existing teeth problems, to construct a properly functioning chewing system, and to totally create an amazing, life changing smile all at the same time. This is usually considered one of the most difficult procedures for a dentist but Dr. Okuda has helped thousands of clients with severe dental problems over his career. Dr. Okuda can complete full mouth reconstructions in as few as two visits, the first to prepare all the teeth and to handcraft beautiful temporaries, and the 2nd visit to deliver all the restorations and fine tune the case. This is the Okuda Accelerated Treatment, receiving the most advanced dentistry in the shortest amount of time.
While waiting for your final restorations, you will be wearing prototype temporaries based off of Dr. Okuda's wax mockup of your new smile. So you'll have time to let Dr. Okuda know if you'd like something altered before he selects the final shape, shade and colors. Dr. Okuda may select different types of materials depending on the needs and dental situation but rest assured that his experience, knowledge of the cosmetic properties of all restorative materials, and his close relationship with a top lab will make your case look and feel amazing.
When teeth are prematurely worn due to severe grinding the outcome can be very broken down teeth. Worn teeth can result in pre-mature aging of a person’s face and smile. Using porcelain veneers, dental implants and reconstruction techniques Dr. Okuda rejuvenated his patient smile, health and function and re-created what was lost due to severe teeth grinding.
This patient had a lot of root decay that occurred during the COVID pandemic. It lead to many teeth breaking and severely decayed. I was able to restore her smile and reconstruct her broken teeth using creative methods. She’s now so happy to smile again.
This patient came in with a very severe bite problem and malocclusion. It was so bad that her teeth were mobile and her front teeth were very loose. My philosophy is to balance the esthetics with the health and function of teeth for long-term stability and success. I was able to achieve this for this patient from the big island with cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. She is now able to enjoy her new smile and healthy mouth.
Patient came in to fix her underbite she was wearing down her teeth because of a bad bite. She also had small teeth that she didn’t like and wanted to have a full of smile so I performed porcelain veneers to change her bad bite and give her a beautiful full smile at the same time.