Dental Tips Blog

Sep
9

Smile Destroyed in an Accident? Here’s How to Restore It

Posted in Oral Surgery

At first, you were just grateful to still be alive. You were lucky that you didn’t suffer much more than some jaw damage.

But now that some time has passed since the accident, you realize that the damage to your smile has made day-to-day living a nightmare.

Things like missing or broken teeth or a poorly-aligned jaw can interfere with your speech and eating ability. You may even be embarrassed to show your teeth in a smile.

What can you do to repair your smile?

Full-mouth reconstruction (FMR) may be the answer.

An FMR case is a series of procedures to get your mouth as close to a healthy state of function as possible.

Your unique treatment plan may include things like:

  • Crowning multiple teeth to even out their fit and appearance
  • Gum tissue grafts
  • Extracting teeth that can’t be restored
  • Replacing missing teeth with dentures or implants

Full-mouth restoration focuses on restoring function so it’s more medically-necessary than a simple smile makeover. But an FMR will also take aesthetics into consideration. You will end up with a beautiful set of teeth that you can chew comfortably with by the time the process is over.

Getting FMR is usually a process of several months to a year. It does take time to complete everything on your list, but it’s best to do it all back-to-back so that you don’t lose progress.

If you were recently in an accident, you may first need an oral surgeon’s help to reconstruct facial features. Once such injuries are stabilized, you’ll work with a dentist to rebuild your smile.

Contact your dentist today if you think full-mouth restoration is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

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