Options We Can Provide If You Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction
Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Harold D. Kennedy
If you have tooth loss due to decay or trauma, or your teeth are worn out or fractured, you will need a full mouth reconstruction to restore your smile and confidence. This procedure is also useful in treating TMJ complications to ensure you lead a quality and pain-free life. The procedure entails teeth restoration on both the upper and lower jaws and will require several dental visits to complete. Among the options that we provide if you need a full mouth reconstruction include dental implants, dental bridges, and dental crowns.
Dental implants offer a permanent full mouth dental reconstruction. If you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, we will surgically place a titanium root in your jawbone under anesthesia. After that, we will place a crown that looks like natural teeth over the implant. Over time, your gum tissue will grow around your titanium root, enabling you to chew and eat with ease.
Dental bridges are suitable if you have two or more missing teeth. It comprises a series of crowns placed on existing adjacent teeth, with the middle one filling the toothless gap. Bridges prevent tooth misalignment that may result from adjacent teeth shifting into the toothless gap. It also restores your smile and adds functionality to your teeth.
Crowns are ideal for restoring fractured or decayed teeth. To place a crown, we will remove a small part of your enamel to provide an attachment for the crown. Thereafter, we will take an impression of your tooth and use it to make a permanent crown in the lab. We will then fix a temporary crown, and once your permanent crown is ready, remove it and insert the permanent crown to restore your tooth's appearance and function. If you have tooth imperfections such as discoloration and chippings, especially on your front teeth, we will use veneers instead of crowns. For more details on full mouth construction, contact our office today.
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