Being unhappy with the way your smile looks isn’t always an aesthetic concern – it may be due to the health and integrity of your teeth. When teeth become worn, decayed, or damaged in some way, the condition usually tends to progress in a way that compromises the tooth as well as its appearance. When you don’t know where to start, full mouth reconstruction is your dentists’ game plan to restoring the function to your smile (while also making it look great.)
So what is full mouth reconstruction? To begin, it’s a complete care plan that assesses concerns like:
Your dentist will look at your entire mouth as a whole; yet formulate a tooth-by-tooth care plan that addresses the function of your mouth. For instance, if there are several cavities then there will be restorations planned. These restorations will then be designed to reflect an aesthetic treatment that functions for the long-term while also improving the overall appearance of the smile. It is important that each restoration such as crowns, bridges, or fillings is matched and designed to benefit the patient’s appearance. As treatment is completed in stages, there is a plan in place that will work toward achieving a final result.
If you’re missing teeth or have gone years without dental care, then it’s time to ask your dentist about full mouth reconstruction. If there’s one important think for you to keep in mind about full mouth reconstruction, it’s that there are typically 2 or 3 different options available for you to choose from. Schedule your exam today to find out which treatments are appropriate for your needs.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Byron Scott, Springhill Dental Health Center
Is every tooth in your mouth broken, decayed or causing you pain or discomfort? If you’ve had a history of patched up dental restorations or intermittent dental care, you may feel as if your entire mouth needs an overhaul. There actually is such a thing! Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment service that your dentist formulates based on every concern and oral health need that you have.
Treatments involved in full mouth reconstruction typically involve a combination of therapies such as dental crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants or dentures. Your treatment is completed in phases, beginning with the most significant needs and working toward the less-invasive or minor needs toward the end of the reconstruction. All the while, the function and aesthetics of the end result are kept in mind regarding your care.
Patients who have successfully completed full mouth rehabilitation are able to eat, speak and smile the way they want to, like they did when their mouths were healthy. It can take just a few appointments, or several months to complete your care, depending on what treatments are to be used. In the end, your reconstruction will provide significant results that will boost your self-confidence and improve the way you look. Others will take notice!
If you’ve been unhappy with your teeth or haven’t seen a dentist in years, a comprehensive exam and assessment of your smile are all that is needed to determine whether a full mouth treatment is necessary to address your needs. Your treatment will be reviewed with you and implemented in stages, based on the care coordinated by the dentist and your personal goals.
Posted on behalf of Gilreath Dental Associates
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