Leading Restorative Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ

Illustration of implant supported crown
An implant-supported restoration, such as a dental crown, is an effective and long-lasting prosthetic that provides unrivaled durability and stability.

Offering complete restorative dentistry services to patients in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. John Dovgan can help you replace missing teeth and regain your healthy smile. Our practice offers all types of prosthetic dental options, and we can place and restore dental implants to provide optimal, permanent solutions.

Dr. Dovgan’s goal is to provide restorative treatments to meet the needs of each and every patient. To accomplish this, we offer flexible payment options and work with third-party lenders such as CareCredit and Lending Club to help you offset the cost of your treatment. At your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan can offer individually-tailored recommendations with a clear explanation of your treatment options to help you make the best decision for your needs and goals.

Tooth loss is a common problem in middle-age and senior years and create gaps in your smile that can make full dental function difficult. By replacing these missing teeth with a natural-looking prosthetic, you can restore your ability to eat well, speak clearly, and smile confidently.

Dr. Dovgan offers options to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, or an entire dental arch. Each patient’s needs are unique, and Dr. Dovgan can provide personalized treatment plans for all.

We pride ourselves on offering the latest technologies—such as the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D cone beam scanner—for the benefit of patients. We use a CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system on-site. This computerized design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology allows us to provide same-day restorations for many patients. Often, Dr. Dovgan can provide beautiful, customized crowns and bridges in a single appointment.

Our practice offers full service general dental care for issues that may need to be addressed before you begin restorative treatment including extractions, fillings, and periodontal treatment. For patients who need to replace lost teeth, our restorative dentistry options include:

Many patients think they are ineligible to receive dental implants or undergo other restorative dentistry treatments because of bone loss, but Dr. John W. Dovgan can perform preparatory procedures that restore your candidacy. Even if you have jawbone deterioration or changes in your facial structure, Dr. Dovgan can perform bone grafting to help provide sufficient jawbone tissue to support dental implants.

Our office in Phoenix, AZ, uses advanced imaging to determine the quantity and quality of your bone tissue prior to surgery. We also offer various forms of sedation to help you feel comfortable during your procedure.

Our combination of advanced imaging and sedation techniques ensures that you have minimal pain during your bone grafting surgery.

Missing Teeth and Bone Loss

Although insufficient jawbone tissue can be due to genetics or oral trauma, one of the most common reasons for needing a bone graft is tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone lacks the stimulation that occurs when you chew or speak. Without stimulation, your jawbone can begin to resorb and deteriorate and cause changes in your facial structure. Similarly, an extraction performed without socket preservation techniques can also lead to bone loss. If you require a tooth extraction, the American Association of Dental Consultants recommends undergoing immediate bone grafting to prevent aggressive bone loss in the future.

Preparing for a Bone Graft

During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan will review your medical history and ensure that you are a good candidate for oral surgery. In order to undergo oral surgery, you should be in good overall health and committed to a healthy lifestyle. Poor habits such as smoking can slow down the healing process, resulting in longer treatment and an increased risk of implant failure. If you have anxiety about your procedure or dental phobia, Dr. Dovgan can also discuss your sedation options with you. When planning your surgery, we will use images from your 3-D imaging to visualize your biostructures and create a detailed surgical plan.


After placing you under a comfortable level of sedation, Dr. Dovgan will make an incision in your gums at the implant site. Depending on your needs, he will use either harvested bone tissue, donor bone tissue, or biocompatible bone grafting material to fill the socket where bone loss has occurred. Once the bone is in place, he will close the incision and you can begin your recovery.

Why Choose Us

We are able to provide you with comprehensive treatment from the planning of your preparatory procedures to the placement of your implants. Once your jawbone has recovered, Dr. Dovgan can also restore your implants in his office. Our combination of advanced imaging and sedation techniques ensures that you have minimal pain during the procedure. As an educator in his field, Dr. Dovgan can provide detailed pre-op and post-op instructions to promote a healthy recovery and successful implant surgery.

A dental bridge can be used to fill in large gaps in the teeth. A full bridge or a denture can replace an entire row of teeth. A traditional bridge attaches to dental crowns on teeth that are adjacent to the gap. Dr. Dovgan often recommends a custom implant-supported bridge for optimal function and appearance.

Left untreated, missing teeth can lead to bone recession, misalignment, a prematurely aged appearance, and confidence issues.

To fill in gaps from tooth loss, John W. Dovgan Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry can provide a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge.

Bridges are a series of artificial crowns that are connected. Even though bridges consist of crowns, their purpose is different from that of a standard restoration. Instead of restoring a tooth after injury or decay, a bridge will replace missing or failing teeth by closing in the gaps of a smile. A bridge can replace up to four teeth in a row and is connected to biological teeth on each side. This custom series of prosthetics restores a patient’s ability to chew and speak comfortably and improve one’s appearance.

Like crowns, patients can choose which materials are used to fabricate a bridge.

A quality bridge can restore full dental function and also help you feel more confident about your appearance.

Undergoing this simple dental treatment at our Phoenix, AZ, office can truly transform your life…

A porcelain crown can be placed to protect and restore a damaged tooth and can also serve as an anchor for a traditional dental bridge. We offer both traditional and implant-supported crowns to meet your specific needs.

Are you suffering discomfort due to a damaged, severely decayed, or missing tooth?

At John W. Dovgan Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can create a custom-made dental crown to fully restore a tooth in a single appointment.

Many patients come to our Phoenix, AZ, dental office to experience the benefits that crowns have to offer…

While our team does everything we can to prevent disease and damage to teeth, the need for restorations is sometimes inevitable. When restoring teeth, Dr. Dovgan strives to protect as much natural tooth structure as possible while improving oral function, comfort, and the aesthetics of a smile. Crowns and bridges are common restorations that are custom made to the unique needs of a patient. These restorations are more extensive than fillings or inlays, which are used to treat small areas of decay. Crowns restore all surfaces of a tooth and bridges replace a lost or failing tooth.

Crowns are essentially caps that are permanently cemented over a damaged or diseased tooth. These tooth-shaped restorations bring a tooth back to its rightful size and shape after it has been injured or damaged. A crown may be placed over a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or severely worn down by bruxism or decay. Dental crowns are also used as a final restoration after root canal treatment.

Since a crown fits over a tooth and in between other teeth, it must be made to very precise measurements. To determine these specifications and create the custom crown, our dentist will need to take impressions of the teeth and use computer imaging technology to configure this restoration’s specifications so that dental technicians can fabricate a crown that perfectly suits a patient’s needs.

When it comes to the materials used to make a custom restoration, patients have a few options from which to choose. Popular materials include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and metal alloys.

Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to support your prosthetic teeth. Dr. Dovgan places implants using several techniques and provides both temporary and permanent implant restorations. He can also perform any necessary preparatory procedures, such as a bone graft or a sinus lift.

Tooth loss can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, significantly impacting your daily life. It can also affect your oral health.

Dr. John Dovgan places dental implants to provide the ultimate support for restorations, allowing you to chew and speak normally.

Should you secure your restoration with dental implants at our Phoenix, AZ, office?

We can customize the shade of the resin to precisely match the shade of the rest of your smile for a lifelike appearance.

The Gold Standard for Tooth Replacement


With proper at-home maintenance and bi-annual checkups, your dental implants can last several decades or even a lifetime. However, your restoration will eventually need to be replaced.

Protect Your Oral Health

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. They stimulate the jaw in a way that prevents bone atrophy, further tooth loss, and a sunken facial appearance.

Restored Strength & Aesthetics

Dental implants provide unparalleled stability to your restorations, allowing them to function like natural teeth. Additionally, implant-supported restorations fit securely against the gums for the most natural-looking results.

How do Dental Implant Work?

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Dental Implants Are a Reliable Long-Term Investment

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Impressive Long-Term Success Rates

*According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.
Can implant dentistry meet your needs?

Dental Implants Can Help Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth

Single Missing Tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, an implant can attach a porcelain crown directly to your jawbone.

Multiple Missing Teeth

Patients with two or three consecutive missing teeth can choose an implant-supported dental bridge.

Completely Edentulous Smile

If you are one of the millions of Americans missing all of their teeth, implant-retained dentures are a more stable, aesthetic alternative to removable dentures.

The Only Treatment That Can Stop Jaw Atrophy

Implants are made from biocompatible titanium material that naturally integrates with the surrounding jawbone in the months following implant surgery. These metal posts act just like your natural tooth roots, delivering important stimulation to your jawbone each time you speak and chew. This prevents bone recession and helps you keep your facial structure full and healthy.

Exploring Your Candidacy

Thanks to the continuing advancements being made in dentistry, most patients with missing teeth are eligible for dental implants. In general, Dr. Dovgan will ensure that you meet basic requirements, such as:

Bone Density

In order for a dental implant to have long-lasting success, it must be completely surrounded by dense, healthy bone tissue. Individuals who have experienced some degree of bone loss can restore their implant candidacy with a bone grafting procedure performed by Dr. Dovgan.

Oral & Overall Health

In addition, dental implant candidates should be in good general health, and should not have any medical condition that could hinder treatment or recovery. Patients should also be free of gum disease and tooth decay. We provide treatment for periodontal disease and decay to resolve these issues before implant placement.

Are implants worth the time and money?

Our team in Phoenix understands that choosing dental implant treatment is a significant decision. However, teeth replacement with dental implants is a worthwhile investment in your oral health, and with proper maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a number of financing options for our patients, including CareCredit® and LendingClub. Our skilled and experienced financial team can help you determine the best option for your budget.

A dental implant-supported crown consists of three parts: an implant, abutment, and final restoration…

State-of-the-Art Tools Used to Plan Your Surgery

To plan your surgery, our practice uses:

  • ORTHOPHOS® SL 3-D cone beam scanner: This scanner takes highly detailed images of your teeth, jawbone, and sinuses so that we can plan and customize your surgery. 3-D images also highlight whether you are lacking bone density in your jawbone. If this is the case, we may recommend bone grafting to ensure your implants are optimally stable.
  • Surgical guides: Surgical guides are custom-made trays that pinpoint the exact area where your implants should be placed and provide greater precision during surgery.

We know the idea of surgery can be scary, but our Phoenix team will guide you from start to finish…

The 5 Stages of Receiving Dental Implants

The dental implant process is generally completed in several stages, including an in-depth planning session, preparatory procedures, surgical placement of the implants, and restoration with a crowndenture, or bridge. As a highly trained implant dentist, Dr. Dovgan can perform every aspect of your dental implant procedure at our Phoenix office, providing you with convenient, high-quality care. Understanding what to expect during the dental implant treatment timeline, from start to finish, can help you make informed decisions and be an active participant in your care.

1. Treatment Planning

The first step of dental implant treatment is a consultation with Dr. Dovgan. During this appointment, he will talk with you about your goals and assess the health of your teeth and gums. To obtain an accurate view of your jawbone and important orofacial landmarks, Dr. Dovgan will also use our ORTHOPHOS SL 3-D cone beam scanner. This x-ray unit captures thousands of images to create an accurate representation of your dentition. Once all relevant information has been gathered, Dr. Dovgan will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.

One of the advantages of using 3-D diagnostic technology is that it allows Dr. Dovgan to provide patients with the most accurate care available. Our computer software program can manipulate the images, giving Dr. Dovgan a 360-degree view of your jawbone. He can even place virtual implants onto the digital scan to ensure there is enough bone density.

2. Creating a Surgical Guide

We will also use the information we gather to fabricate a custom surgical guide. This device is placed over the dental ridge during surgery. Special markers highlight the areas where the posts should be inserted, making the procedure incredibly precise.

3. Preparatory Procedures

Some patients require preparatory procedures prior to implant placement. For example, if you have gum disease or tooth decay, you will need restorative procedures, as these concerns can seriously impede the success of your treatment. These conditions can also potentially lead to implant failure.

In addition, dental implants require plenty of healthy bone tissue to be successful. Therefore, patients lacking bone density will need a bone grafting procedure to prepare the jawbone for the implant posts. Fortunately, Dr. Dovgan provides all necessary preparatory procedures in our Phoenix office for added convenience.

4. Implant Surgery

Once you have healed from any preparatory procedures, you can undergo implant placement surgery. The procedure can be completed in about one hour in our Phoenix office and involves:

  • Anesthesia: First, Dr. Dovgan will numb the surrounding tissues with local anesthesia for your comfort. Sedation can also be administered, if desired, to alleviate dental anxiety and help you relax. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
  • Preparing the site: Before the implant can be placed, the bone must be prepared. Dr. Dovgan will make a small pilot hole in the jawbone, then gradually increase the depth and diameter appropriately using a series of special drill bits.
  • Placing the implant: Once the site is prepared, Dr. Dovgan will insert the implant into the jawbone.

5. Osseointegration: Fusion of the Jaw and Implants

Once your implants are in place, they must become fused to the jawbone tissue. This process can take four to six months. As you heal, you will undergo periodic checkups that will allow Dr. Dovgan to monitor your progress.

Dental Implant Recovery: Controlling Pain and Other Side Effects

Controlling Pain and Other Side Effects

Healing after dental implant surgery takes three to six months in total. During this time, Dr. Dovgan will schedule follow-up appointments at our Phoenix practice and provide thorough instructions for at-home care to ensure that your dental implant recovery is a success. Our team will help you learn what to expect during the earliest stages of recovery and how to control side effects such as pain and bleeding.

Immediate Side Effects Of Dental Implant Surgery

You can expect several easily manageable side effects after your dental implants have been placed:

  • Soreness: Following dental implant surgery, some degree of discomfort is typical. In general, soreness is most noticeable during the first two to three days. To mitigate discomfort, take over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription pain meds as directed by Dr. Dovgan.
  • Swelling and bruising: To reduce inflammation, apply a cold compress to the cheek and jaw area. Leave the compress on for 20 minutes, then remove it for 20 minutes. Repeat this process as often as possible during the first 24 hours. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can also help reduce swelling.
  • Tooth and gum sensitivity: This type of discomfort may be triggered by heat, cold, or pressure. These side effects subside as the healing process continues.
  • Bleeding: Typically, post-operative bleeding diminishes after about 48 hours. If bleeding persists, place a piece of gauze over the site and close down with firm, steady pressure. You can also moisten a tea bag and bite down on it for about 15 minutes. The tannic acid in tea helps shrink blood vessels and capillaries, effectively reducing bleeding.

Implant Recovery Timeline

Dental implant recovery timeline

Ensuring a Safe And Successful Recovery

Dr. Dovgan provides Phoenix patients with ongoing care during their recovery to make certain that you experience the best possible outcomes. These guidelines should be followed precisely for a comfortable and successful recovery:

  • Avoid strenuous activity: For the best results, avoid strenuous exercise for about a week. Elevating the heart rate can result in additional bleeding, swelling, and discomfort.
  • Eat a soft food diet: Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods can irritate the surgical area and cause more discomfort. Until otherwise instructed by Dr. Dovgan, eat soft, cool foods such as smoothies, pasta, eggs, fish, applesauce, yogurt, and pudding.
  • Keep the surgical area clean: It is important to keep the implant site clean for proper healing. For the first day or two, rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution. Once you are able, gently clean the area with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments: Dr. Dovgan will schedule periodic checkups to monitor the fusion of the implants to your jawbone tissue. It is extremely important that you attend all of these visits so he can assess your healing, identify any potential problems, and determine when it is time to place your restorations.

Your Final Results

Implant-supported restorations look just like natural teeth…

Dr. Dovgan only uses the finest materials so the results look incredibly realistic.

When the implants have fully integrated into the jawbone, Dr. Dovgan can attach your final restoration. First, he will remove the temporary restoration and replace it with an abutment (small connector). The abutment extends just beyond the gum line, providing a foundation for your restoration. Once the area has healed, roughly two weeks later, you can return for your second visit to our Phoenix office.

The type of restoration you receive will depend on how many teeth are missing. For example, we can replace a single tooth with one dental crown. If you are missing a row of missing teeth, you likely need an implant-supported bridge, while full-arch teeth replacement will require a denture. Dr. Dovgan will connect your new restoration to the implants using screw retention or dental cement.

Although the entire process can last several months, the results will be well worth the wait. Once you receive your final crown, bridge, or denture, you will have:

  • A smile that looks and feels just like your natural teeth
  • An improved ability to eat your favorite foods
  • A boost in your self-confidence

Although your restorations will need to be replaced every decade or so, the implants themselves can last a lifetime with proper care.

More Information on Dental Implants

A dental implant is a threaded post placed in the jawbone during an oral surgery procedure. In most cases, implants are crafted from titanium.

This feature sets dental implants apart from traditional teeth replacement options, which only restore the crown of the tooth. With a success rate of approximately 98 percent, dental implants are widely regarded as today’s superior solution for tooth loss.

Implants fuse with surrounding bone tissue to create a stable base for crowns and other restorations.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Every element of your smile works together for proper function and oral health. When one element is compromised, it can cause a domino effect of dental issues. For example, a single missing tooth can lead to shifting, mobility, bite issues, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Replacing a missing tooth restores proper function and preserves your smile for years to come.

Though the treatment timeline is longer than that of traditional restorations, dental implants provide a lifelong solution to missing teeth.

Keeping your teeth for a lifetime is a worthwhile goal—one that can be accomplished with the help of regular dental care. Because periodontitis is a common cause of tooth loss, it is important to diagnose and treat gum disease in the early stages. Dr. John Dovgan in Phoenix, AZ, offers periodontal treatment and preventive care to help patients maintain optimal oral health. If Dr. Dovgan detects the symptoms of gum disease during a routine exam, he can take the necessary steps to treat and eradicate the disease before it can progress and cause further damage.

At our practice, we understand that financing dental treatment can be a significant source of stress. That is why we strive to offer financing options that can work for everyone. Dr. Dovgan accepts a number of dental insurance plans. In addition, we offer in-house payment plans through CareCredit® and Lending Club. Our team of financial experts is available to discuss your options with you.

In addition to providing custom made, high quality restorations, our patients can enjoy same-day crowns and bridges with CEREC. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Dovgan can produce a crown chair side in one, convenient appointment. CEREC is a milling machine that cuts crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers from high-quality blocks of ceramic. These restorations and cosmetic enhancements will beautifully blend in with a patient’s smile. CAD/CAM technology, which is used to determine the specifications of a restoration and subsequently fabricate it (similar to a 3D printer), is what makes this service possible.

When it comes to restoring teeth, Dr. Dovgan and our team take a highly individualized approach so that our guests enjoy long lasting dental work.

How does CEREC work?

CEREC is a computer-aided design and manufacturing unit that can scan, plan, and create dental crowns in a single appointment. By taking digital impressions of your smile and uploading them directly to the unit, Dr. Dovgan is able to digitally plan a custom crown that will keep your bite aligned and blend in seamlessly with your smile. The system is completely customizable, and Dr. Dovgan can work with you to modify your proposed treatment plan to suit your unique needs and expectations. The CEREC milling unit will then create your crown from a single block of high-quality porcelain.

Are you a Good Candidate

Same-day crowns are a good option for any patient who needs a dental crown almost immediately. Crowns are a great restorative option because they can address both cosmetic and functional concerns such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Disproportionate teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Teeth treated with a root canal procedure

CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan will assess your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for same-day crowns. If you have any concerns such as gum disease or cavities, these will need to be addressed prior to receiving your dental crowns. Severe cavities may require root canal therapy, which can be finished with a CEREC crown.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

There are several benefits for those who choose CEREC same-day restorations. CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries. Rather than using digital impressions, CEREC uses digital scans to ensure accuracy and comfort. The porcelain used for same-day crowns is also highly durable.

Placing your Crown

The procedure for placing a CEREC crown is very similar to that of a traditional dental crown, except that the treatment can be completed in a single day. Once your crown is securely in place, Dr. Dovgan will carefully polish and alter the crown if needed to make sure that it fits comfortably.

Dentures have long been a reliable restorative dentistry option, replacing multiple missing teeth or an entire dental arch in one comprehensive treatment. Dr. John W. Dovgan offers comfortably fitting, custom dentures, which can enable you to eat your favorite foods and speak with renewed function. For ultimate stability, he also provides implant-supported dentures. As an experienced implant dentist, he can even perform implant surgery at his Phoenix, AZ, office, ensuring you receive the highest quality care from start to finish. No matter which type of denture you choose, Dr. Dovgan will work closely with our local laboratory to ensure your restoration matches your facial proportions and the natural curvature of your lips.

While traditional dentures are held in place with dental adhesive and natural suction, implant-supported dentures are superior in stability and durability.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are individually crafted prosthetics, available in different sizes. Dr. Dovgan offers three types of dentures.

  • traditional full denture will replace all of your teeth on your top or bottom arch or both. Its plastic base will fit securely around your gums and will match the color of your soft tissues. In most cases, you will need to use a special dental adhesive.
  • traditional partial denture will also be removable, but it may be more appropriate if you still have some strong, healthy teeth remaining. Along with a plastic base, this type of denture will often come with tiny clasps, which will keep it securely attached to nearby teeth.
  • Implant-supported dentures are available as both full and partial restorations. This restoration will attach to implant posts, so it will never shift out of position.

At your consultation, Dr. Dovgan can evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to help determine which option is best for you.

Designing and Fitting Your Denture

We recognize that dentures can have a dramatic impact on your life, so we work hard to provide the best possible look and fit. At your consultation, Dr. Dovgan will take impressions of your gums and, if applicable, your remaining teeth. He will also take a detailed series of photos, sending all information to our partner lab. There, the technicians will use the images and impressions to design a fully customized prosthetic. Once it has arrived at our office approximately two weeks later, you can come in for a fitting. If needed, Dr. Dovgan can make slight adjustments for stability and comfort.

In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also fill out your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

If you decide on an implant-supported denture, Dr. Dovgan will begin with a detailed treatment planning session. He will determine your candidacy for implant surgery by evaluating your overall health and the shape of your jaw. If you have sustained jawbone atrophy, he can decide if whether a bone grafting procedure is necessary, and he can assess the best places for implant posts. During dental implant surgery, he can place between six and eight posts in your jaw while you are sedated. As your jaw heals over four to six months, we can provide a temporary restoration for increased comfort and function. Once you have recovered, Dr. Dovgan can attach your custom denture. The ceramists will craft your implant-supported denture with the same precision and artistry that they use for traditional prosthetics.

The Benefits of Denture

Dentures can dramatically restore your appearance and oral function. With your new smile, you will be able to eat normally and speak more clearly. In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also fill out your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

Implant-supported dentures offer further benefits. First, they offer superior stability and will never move around in your mouth. The implants will also generate new bone growth, sending out the same regenerative signals as your natural dental roots. Thus, they can eliminate jawbone recession and even more widespread tooth loss. Finally, because your jaw will remain the same shape, your denture will always have the same secure and comfortable fit.

Patients with extensive restorative dentistry needs due to severe decay or dental trauma may benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Procedures can include bone grafting and other techniques to restore lost bone and tissue. Our practice offers sedation dentistry options to provide you with a comfortable experience for any and all restorative treatments.

To obtain optimal oral health, all elements of your smile must be in good condition and proper working order. If you have widespread decay or other forms of dental damage, you may benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, which combines two or more restorative procedures into one comprehensive treatment. At our Phoenix, AZ practice, Dr. John Dovgan can design a fully personalized plan to address your unique dental needs.

Dramatic Results at Your Own Pace

If you are experiencing several dental problems, it can take a toll on your oral health and your self-esteem. Full mouth restoration can deliver functional, natural-looking results that will enhance your smile for many years to come. It also allows you to plan treatment at your own pace, completing procedures in one or two visits or spreading out appointments over weeks or months to fit your schedule and budget. In addition, with full mouth reconstructions, Dr. Dovgan can treat your oral health issues in the most conservative and effective way possible.

Is Full Mouth Reconstruction for me?

Virtually anyone with multiple dental issues who wishes to improve the health of their smile is eligible for full mouth reconstruction. For example, this treatment will be beneficial for individuals who:

  • Have damaged or decayed teeth
  • Are missing teeth
  • Have periodontal disease
  • Show signs of tooth erosion
  • Experience chronic tooth, jaw, neck, or back pain
  • Have loose teeth
  • Have persistent bad breath

Commonly Combined Procedures

By combining multiple procedures, Dr. Dovgan can fully address your oral health needs.

When undergoing full mouth reconstruction, your treatment plan will depend on the specific issues you face. Because every patient is unique, each treatment process will vary. Some of the most commonly combined procedures in full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Composite fillings: Dr. Dovgan can repair mild to moderate cavities with dental fillings. We offer tooth-colored fillings for a natural, seamless appearance.
  • Dental crowns: These custom-made restorations are used to repair large cavities and reinforce weakened teeth. Dental crowns fit over the entire tooth and are crafted to match the shade of your adjacent teeth.
  • Inlays or onlays: In some cases, you may have a cavity which is too large for a traditional dental filling, but too small to warrant a dental crown. In these instances, an indirect filling – known as an inlay or onlay – can repair the tooth. These restorations fit into the tooth structure, much like a puzzle piece.
  • Root canal therapy: Sometimes bacteria affects the innermost layer of a tooth, called the pulp. When this occurs, root canal therapy can eliminate the source of infection and save the tooth.

If missing, decayed, or damaged teeth are compromising your quality of life, a personalized restorative treatment plan can dramatically improve your oral health

  • Periodontal care: Gum disease can take a toll on your oral health, leading to bone loss, bad breath, and tooth loss. Periodontal care helps restore and maintain the health of your gums.
  • Tooth extractions: Whenever possible, we try to save your natural tooth. However, in some cases, damage is too extensive for restorative treatment. Occasionally, Dr. Dovgan may need to remove one or more teeth in order to improve your overall oral health.
  • Dental implants: Widely considered the most reliable teeth replacement option available, dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures.
  • Dental bridges: A traditional dental bridge can fill a gap left by one to three consecutively missing teeth.

Available Financing Options

At our practice, we understand that financing dental treatment can be a significant source of stress. That is why we strive to offer financing options that can work for everyone. Dr. Dovgan accepts a number of dental insurance plans. In addition, we offer in-house payment plans through CareCredit® and Lending Club. Our team of financial experts is available to discuss your options with you.