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
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