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Full Mouth Rehabilitation Vacaville

Dr. Amani Takher, DMD is an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist in Vacaville who has been honored with numerous awards; his experience, training and knowledge allows him to perform complex full-mouth reconstructions at our Vacaville dental practice with stunning results.  Though we offer a variety of procedures at Peña Adobe Dental Care, including porcelain crownsporcelain veneers, and dental implants, some of our patients require more extensive treatment.  To meet the needs of these individuals, Dr. Takher can fully rehabilitate and reconstruct the mouth utilizing a range of dental techniques.

Our highly satisfied patients have shared that their mouth rehabilitation treatments have given them a restored quality of life they hadn’t experienced in a long time.

We believe that a full mouth rehabilitation is a holistic process. Your customized treatment plan will allow you to restore your aesthetics, function, and overall health to your mouth in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

Full mouth rehabilitation may include any of the following cosmetic and restorative dentistry services:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Veneers
  • Fillings
  • Sinus Lift
  • Teeth Whitening

What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Treatment?

Teeth can become damaged, disfigured, or fall out for a number of reasons, including disease and trauma. If you have good overall health, however, have multiple missing teeth or severely damaged teeth, you may consider the benefits that full mouth rehabilitation treatment has to offer. Besides the teeth, other aspects are also considered including your oral and sinus orifices. 

Some of the situations full mouth rehabilitation can improve are:

  • Aging adults with dental and gum health issues
  • Breathing issues
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Multiple missing teeth
  • Replacing existing dental restorations
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMD/TMJ

Additional Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Besides overall improvements in over all health and appearance, patients experience improved confidence and a positive impact on their interactions with others. Other dental-related ailments are often alleviated or eliminated:

  • clenching or grinding teeth
  • headaches
  • jaw soreness
  • back and neck pain
  • TMJ dysfunction

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedure

Full mouth rehabilitation is a custom treatment based on the specific needs of each patient. The purpose of a full mouth reconstruction plan is to optimize the health of the entire mouth, including the teeth, the gums, and the bite. Often times, it is necessary to correct, replace or restore every tooth in the mouth using a combination of dental services. Most full mouth rehabilitation plans require extensive work over multiple appointments. The result is a completely functioning mouth and excellent oral health that can last for decades. We will guide you step by step to develop a precise plan that works best for you.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Investment

A full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment that completely restores the function and aesthetics of a person’s mouth.  Therefore, the cost may be prohibitive for some individuals. Peña Adobe Dental Care is happy to offer manageable dental payment plans to make the cost of treatment more affordable for our patients.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Consultation

If you are considering full mouth rehabilitation or believe it may be the right choice to address your needs, the first step will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, DMD. The comprehensive scope of the procedure requires detailed and specialized planning to meet your specific needs. Each stage of your treatment will be carefully planned with Dr. Takher and his team at Peña Adobe Dental Care.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Vacaville

Dental Crowns

Porcelain Veneers

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Peña Adobe Dental Care
Voted #1 Best Dentist in Solano County
161 Butcher Road
Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448 – 6456

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TMJ Pain Relief

TMJ Pain Relief

TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorders can be the cause of chronic and excruciating pain. This joint is located just in front of both of your ears and connects your bottom jaw with your skull. The TMJ a hinge joint that allows you to open and close your mouth, speak, and chew. We often have patients experiencing TMJ pain who come in due to soreness in their jaw or headaches. This page will tell you some of the disorders associated with the TMJ. If you have found this page and are looking for TMJ Treatments, go straight to scheduling a free consultation with our front desk.

How Do I Know If I Have TMJ Disorder?

Do the muscles in your face feel tight and/or tired? Does your jaw constantly feel sore when you bite down or chew? When you open your mouth and extend your jaw downward, do you hear a clicking, grinding, or popping sound? When you touch the outer area of your TMJ, do they feel sensitive or tender? Does one or both of your ears ache? If so, it is possible that you could be suffering from what is commonly referred to as TMJ. While each case depends on multiple factors, a consultation with Dr. Takher will properly determine if TMJ pain is something you are experiencing. Below are some of the symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder.

TMJ Symptoms

Pain

Discomfort and pain can be in the joint, ear, face, and even the neck and shoulders.

Difficulty chewing

Chewing can be painful to the jaw muscles. Alternatively, you may feel as though you can’t bite down hard on food as you were able to in the past.

Improper bite

If your upper teeth and lower teeth do not come together properly when you close your mouth or try to chew food, this can result in joint discomfort.

Locking of the jaw

Jaw sporadically becomes locked when opened or closed.

Limited jaw movement

Can open mouth partially, but not the full range that you used to or believe you are able to.

Other Indicators

  • Dizziness
  • Earache or ringing in the ear
  • Facial Muscles feel fatigued
  • Facial swelling
  • Headache
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Toothache

Additional Factors

These above symptoms are happening because the joint is not functioning as it should. The precise cause of TMJ is unknown and can depend on various factors. Below are some of the commonly known contributing factors that can lead to TMJ pain.

Arthritis:

Inflammation of the joint.

Bruxism (grinding of the teeth) & Clenching:

Grinding of the teeth on a regular basis can wear the teeth and ultimately affect a bite. Grinding can also lead to other oral health complications (such as cracked/split teeth) and places stress on the TMJ. Clenching of the teeth places stress on the joint and muscles causing discomfort. Note: If you suffer from bruxism (especially at night), you will want to get a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

Dislocated disc:

The disc that separates the upper and lower parts of the joint can shift out of place and cause the joint to become unbalanced.

Stress:

Stress can cause tightening of the jaw as well as the facial and neck muscles. Clenching (whether it is done consciously or unconsciously) can sometimes be a result of stress. Other “stress habits” that contribute to the development of TMJ disorders include biting on pens, excessive gum chewing, and nail biting.

In-house CT Scan

The good news is that TMJ is treatable. Dr. Takher has extensive experience and training in diagnosing TMJ disorders. He is able to use the most current dental technology to such as our in-house Cone Beam CT scan to help identify various conditions more accurately. In addition, he will work with you to identify and correct the cause(s) to help you gain relief from TMJ pain once and for all.

TMJ Treatments

TMJ Pain Relief treatment begins with a thorough exam of your teeth and jaw with Dr. Takher. We will take impressions of your teeth, Cone Beam CT Scan, and X-rays. Dr. Takher will ask several questions about your symptoms and examine the joint as you open and close your mouth. We will guide you through a comprehensive set of questions, exams and tests to allow us properly diagnose your condition and to create the ideal treatment plan for you.

Treatment for TMJ may include one or more of the following:

Non-Surgical TMJ Treatments

Joint Exercises (non-surgical)

In some minor cases, there are exercises that you can do to help relieve some of your symptoms, if not all of your symptoms

Medications and Hot/Cold Compresses (non-surgical)

These are used to reduce swelling, relax the muscles, and relieve discomfort.

Neuromuscular Dentistry (non-surgical)

Neuromuscular dentistry refers to techniques used to move the jaw, muscle tissue, soft tissue, and fatty tissue of the face and joint back into their correct position, relieving symptoms and correcting TMJ disorders.

Splints (non-surgical)

A splint, also referred to as a nightguard, is designed to prevent a person from clenching their teeth. Clenching causes muscle tension and extreme stress on the joint. Splints can also be designed to move the jaw and muscles into their correct position.

Other TMJ Treatments

Correcting Occlusion

Bridges, crowns, and/or orthodontic treatment may be needed to adjust how your upper and lower teeth come together. If your teeth do not come together properly when your mouth is closed or when you chew, the joint can’t function properly.

Replace Missing Teeth

When one or more teeth are missing, other teeth shift in the mouth, which as a result alters your bite. Therefore, the joint is also altered and becomes unbalanced. Replacing the missing tooth/teeth is required.

Surgery

Surgery is reserved for extreme cases of a TMJ disorder. It is only recommended as a last resort when all other treatment options have been attempted without success.

Do You Need TMJ Treatment?

If you are suffering from TMJ disorder and considering options that can help you find pain relief, your first step will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, DMD.

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TMJ Pain Relief

Botox for Facial Pain and Headache Relief

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Botox for Facial Pain and Headache Relief

Botox for Facial Pain and Headache Relief

What Is Botox?

Botox is a safe, conservative, non surgical, reversible, minimally invasive treatment modality to achieve cosmetic and pain relief results. While it is commonly known for its applications in facial aesthetics with regard to wrinkles, the beneficial therapy options for dental health are tremendous.

How Does Botox Work for Pain and Dental Treatments?

Often times, chronic pain can be caused as a result of muscle tension. Botox works by inhibiting the neurotransmitters that tell your muscles to contract. When there is no signal from the neurotransmitters, your affected muscles will not contract. Therefore, you will no longer have tension. No tension, no pain.

In other words, Botox will either reduce the intensity of the contraction of the muscle or will eliminate the contraction altogether. This will depend on the dosage
used.

How Long Does It Last?

This can last usually up to three months. Gradually, the muscle returns to its
full function with no side effects.

From this perspective, the benefits are extremely high. It can be used for a number of dental therapeutic procedures that can relieve pain and can retrain muscles. This enhances a patient’s dental treatment plan by making it more comfortable. In addition, it can non-surgically help address some serious disorders that have been frustrating to patients for many years.

The safety of these products is well known because of their temporary nature and the fact that they are totally reversible over time with generally no lasting effects. The other advantages are that it gives Dr. Takher and the patient the option to stop a therapy at any time and return to the previous state with no ill effects.

Can It Help Me?

Botox has important clinical uses as a supporting therapy in temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) and bruxism (teeth clenching/grinding) cases. In addition, it can help patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Also, botox is used to complement aesthetic
dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip-line cases, for denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, periodontal cases, gummy smiles, lip augmentation, and also for orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary. Other issues that Botox can help address are migraines and mandibular spasms. Call to learn more Botox for Facial Pain and Headache Relief.

Consultation

If you are considering the benefits of Botox for your pain or believe it may be the right choice to address your needs, the first step will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, DMD.

 

Botox for Facial Pain and Headache Relief

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Vacaville Emergency Dental Services

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161 Butcher Road
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Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448 – 6456

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

About Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the final set of molars to erupt. If you think you need your wisdom teeth pulled, schedule a visit with us to find out. Not everyone keeps these teeth, and they are not necessary for having a healthy, beautiful smile. If they do not come in properly, they can actually cause harm. Usually between the ages of 16 and 20, when the wisdom teeth come in, there may not be enough room left for them to erupt. As a result, they can emerge at an angle, crowd the mouth, or sometimes they don’t fully emerge–pushing against other teeth. This can lead to future oral health problems like infections and pain.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that people have their mouth checked before age 20 to see how the wisdom teeth are erupting and for wisdom teeth impaction while the roots are still developing. If necessary, a dentist or an oral surgeon can remove the final molars in a single outpatient procedure. Tooth extraction is a form of major surgery. While in general anesthesia or local anesthesia options are used to make wisdom teeth removal a more comfortable procedure, pain and discomfort are a part of the process, especially after the anesthesia wears off. After your teeth are pulled, wisdom teeth recovery time begins.

Taking Care of Yourself After Surgery
After getting your wisdom teeth pulled, you are likely to experience pain and swelling. There may be some bleeding. While your mouth heals, you have to be careful not to dislodge the blood clot or harm your healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda or hot beverages in the first few days following your procedure. You shouldn’t even brush your teeth for the first day of recovery. Typical wisdom teeth recovery time is three to four days, although it can be as long as one week. The length of recovery depends a lot on how badly the wisdom teeth were impacted and how they were erupting.

There are plenty of things you can do to make the recovery time easier. Plan on taking it easy for a few days; you can resume your normal activities after the first day in most cases, but for about a week you do not want to do anything that could dislodge the blood clot from where your teeth were removed. For the pain, you can take a prescription pain killer given to you by your oral surgeon or recommended over-the-counter pain relievers. To help with the swelling, place an ice pack over your jaw. The cold helps to reduce the inflammation and ease any discomfort.

After your procedure, you will be instructed on how to take care of your mouth for the recovery period. You may be told to avoid brushing, spitting, flossing and rinsing for 24 hours. After that, you can gently brush your teeth. Rinse your mouth with salt water frequently to help keep it clean and prevent an infection. Stock up on apple sauce, yogurt, cottage cheese and other soft foods. You want to eat a soft-food diet for the first day or more and then slowly move to semi-soft foods when you are ready.

The recovery period can take several days and in some cases there may still be swelling and discomfort for a week or more. Use ice packs, enjoy soft foods and keep your mouth clean with simple salt water. If you notice any unusual symptoms like pus discharge, severe pain or a fever, call your oral surgeon right away. While complications such as an infection are rare, they are possible.
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Peña Adobe Dental Care
Voted #1 Best Dentist in Solano County
161 Butcher Road
Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448 – 6456

Dental Implants Vacaville

Dental Implants Vacaville

Despite major improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss — mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. In the past, the treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Now, dental implants are another option.

What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders — such as diabetes or heart disease — or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Takher to find out if it’s right for you.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?
In general, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. Coverage under your medical plan may be possible, depending on the insurance plan and/or cause of tooth loss. Detailed questions about your individual needs and how they relate to insurance can be discussed to help us figure out if your situation qualifies.

How Painful Are Dental Implants?
The majority of people who have received dental implants say that there is little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.

After the dental implant, mild soreness can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.

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Peña Adobe Dental Care
Voted #1 Best Dentist in Solano County
161 Butcher Road
Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448 – 6456

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

At the center of every tooth is a hollow area where the soft tissues exist, such as the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. This area includes the pulp chamber, which can sometimes require a treatment. During a root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. After that, it is filled and sealed. To find out if you need a root canal, call us at (707) 448 – 6456

Call to schedule your free consultation (707) 448 – 6456

Peña Adobe Dental Care
Voted #1 Best Dentist in Solano County
161 Butcher Road
Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448 – 6456