As adults, some of us have quite a history of dental treatment. During our childhood we may have gone a few years where it seemed as if we had a filling placed in every tooth. Then we go years without any dental problems when all of a sudden, all of our teeth seem to need to be repaired at one time. If you have a history of multiple fillings that were placed 15, 20, or over 25 years ago, then you can probably relate. At some point, these restorations will begin to wear out and all of the teeth will need to be restored at what feels like is one time.
Restoring your entire smile can seem overwhelming, but in just a few phases of treatment your dentist can get you back to smiling in no time. A new, complete smile from start to finish not only improves your oral health, it also extends the life of your teeth and boosts self-confidence. By being proactive about treatment, you can actually keep restorative therapies more affordable, less invasive, and protect the health of your teeth.
What does a full mouth reconstruction process look like? To begin with, a full mouth assessment and X-rays will determine the health and life expectancy of your current restorations and teeth. If tooth replacement therapies are needed, these will be addressed. Your dentist will propose a step-by-step treatment outline that gradually moves your smile forward to one that can continue lasting several more years. Many patients have options when it comes to the types of treatment they receive, so make sure you let your dentist know what your goals and budgetary needs are.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Marianna Weiner, Envy Smile Dental Spa
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