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Sep
14

A New Smile from the Ground Up

When years of wear, dental problems, and missing teeth seem to all come to head, full mouth reconstruction is the answer. Also called smile rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction works to rebuild your smile from the ground up.

Everyone’s smile reconstruction is different. Your dentist will address your concerns as a whole, but in a method that treats one phase at a time. For instance, you may have several missing teeth and a few broken ones, but don’t want to just have them all pulled and a denture installed. Your dentist might suggest restoring your natural teeth first, then having implant-retained bridges placed in the areas of your missing teeth, followed by composite fillings on areas where silver fillings are beginning to wear out. The end result is a healthy, functional, comfortable smile.

Full mouth reconstruction typically utilizes a variety of services that are used in conjunction with one another to create one end result. Examples of procedures that are frequently used include:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Tooth and gum recontouring
  • Porcelain inlays/onlays or crowns
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Crowns or fixed bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Porcelain veneers

You don’t have to sacrifice appearance in order to have a functional, healthy smile. Your mouth is a series of up to 32 individual teeth that should be able to fit and work together properly every day of your life. If you’re becoming frustrated with the way it feels to eat, talk, or even smile, then you deserve to ask your dentist about full mouth reconstruction.

Chances are, you have more than one or two options when it comes to restoring your smile. Ask your dentist about what treatments are best for your personal needs.

Posted on behalf of Dan Myers

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