How Full-Mouth Reconstruction Can Help You
Sometimes our smiles call for more than just one restorative procedure to regain function as well as an enhanced appearance. When that’s the case, our Washington, MI, dentists will recommend full-mouth reconstruction.
Here’s more about full-mouth reconstruction including what it entails and when it may be best for you.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Just as it sounds, full-mouth reconstruction consists of multiple procedures that are all designed to restore teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Also known as, this multi-pronged treatment starts with an oral exam.
This comprehensive examination will allow our dentists to see exactly what needs to be done with regards to your teeth, gums, and jaws. From there, we can create a personalized treatment plan, so you receive the care you truly need for a healthier smile.
Procedures often included as part of full-mouth restoration are:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- TMJ Treatment
Reconstruction May Be a Viable Option If You:
1) Have Lost Multiple Teeth
Appearance aside, missing teeth can result in chewing difficulties, shifting of teeth, and even jawbone deterioration. Of course, these oral health consequences depend on how many teeth are gone, but the point still stands: replacing teeth helps your mouth.
To fill in gaps, our dentists can recommend a few options. One of which is dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone for added stability. They look and function like natural teeth as the metal posts are topped with dental crowns that match the color of your other teeth.
If you’re not fully committed to the dental implant process, no problem! Our dentists can also place a permanent dental bridge or removable dentures. We’ll do our best to cater to your preferences, so you love your new and improved smile.
2) Experienced Severe Tooth Damage
Accidents happen and unfortunately, your teeth don’t always make it out in great condition. If not knocked out of place, it’s not uncommon for teeth to be severely cracked, fractured, or worn down.
Our dentists can use a dental crown if a tooth’s roots are still in good shape. The goal is always to save the natural tooth if possible. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, however, extraction may become the best solution. A dental implant or bridge can then be placed for a seamless look.
3) Have Misaligned Teeth or Jaw Issues
Have you noticed ongoing jaw, muscle, or headache pain? There’s a chance that you may have a misaligned bite (how your teeth come together). You may also be experiencing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Using ClearCorrect clear aligners, our dentists can correct your bite to reduce discomfort when you close your mouth or chew. Better aligned teeth will also not become as worn over time. For a TMJ disorder, we can create a custom-made night guard that holds the jaw in place and prevents grinding.
4) Have Gums That Are Unhealthy
Gum disease can wreak havoc on your mouth. If not managed properly, deep set decay can lead to bone and tooth loss. To help manage later stage periodontitis, our dentists will perform the .
Scaling and root planing deep cleans above and below the gumline to remove left behind plaque and tartar. The roots of your teeth are also smoothed during the procedure to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
5) Are Sporting Worn Fillings, Crowns, Etc.
Say goodbye to old restorations that are well past their prime! If you’ve got worn fillings, damaged crowns, or an ill-fitting dental appliance, our dentists will make the necessary adjustments to get your smile back on track. From discreet tooth-colored fillings to beautiful porcelain crowns, we can restore both the look and function of your smile.
Call Our Office to Get Started
If you decide to move forward with full-mouth reconstruction, our dentists in Washington, MI, want you to trust in the process. Healing time will be required for any and all procedures performed but in the end, you’ll have a beautiful smile you can proudly show off. Call Romeo Family Dentistry today at (586) 752-3589 to request an appointment.