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Jun
25

Full-Mouth Reconstruction – Know Your Priorities!

Have you given any thought to having a full-mouth reconstruction? What constitutes essentially “reconstructing” your mouth?

If you’ve suffered from anything like:

  • Trauma to your jaw
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Multiple decayed or missing teeth
  • Oral cancer

…then you are likely a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction Priorities

Reconstructing your smile first and foremost begins with halting the advance of any disease. You can’t build a new house on a crumbling foundation! If your smile has been devastated by a bacterial infection such as cavities or gum disease, then you need to get that infection under control.

The next priority is restoring healthy and comfortable function to your mouth. This aspect varies depending upon your individual needs. Perhaps orthodontic treatment is necessary to bring your bite into even alignment. Oral surgery on damaged bone, implant therapy, or tooth extractions can help restore the function of your bite. Root canals and restorative work will ensure that your teeth are comfortable and protected.

The last priority is making your smile pretty! This is not the most fundamental step, but it is an important one. After you have the health and function of your smile stabilized, it’s time to make it look like one you want to show off. Cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding, veneers, and whitening could give your grin that perfect finishing touch.

Planning to Reconstruct Your Smile

It’s not enough to simply mask major problems behind a smile that appears bright and clean. Your smile’s health and beauty depend on a solid foundation. Letting a significant problem with your smile persist will only allow it to worsen. Don’t wait any longer! Contact your dentist to schedule a smile evaluation.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

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