Depending on the health and appearance of a patient’s teeth, different methods of dentistry may be recommended. Some patients may need dental crowns, while others require onlays or fillings to restore the health of the teeth. For some patients, no one option is optimal. Instead, a combination of these treatments can produce the best results for a patient suffering from multiple problems or a seemingly major one.
If you’re worried that you’ve lost the ability to be proud of your smile, Nashville cosmetic dentist Clint Newman may recommend full mouth reconstruction as the right option for you.
Who Is a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Generally, patients who opt to have full mouth reconstruction need to repair severe or pervasive damage to their teeth. Someone experiencing one or a combination of the following problems may be a candidate for this procedure:
- Tooth decay: The result of plaque buildup, tooth decay can pose a serious threat to the health of the teeth. It often results in cavities, but if left unchecked, it can lead to tooth loss or deeper infection.
- Missing or fractured teeth: Adults who have lost one or more of their teeth may benefit from full reconstruction. Whether from decay, disease, or an accident, there are a variety of ways to replace missing teeth through full mouth reconstruction. For teeth that are fractured, but not lost, procedures such as dental crowns may restore a tooth to its original appearance and functionality. For missing teeth, dental implants can replace the missing tooth root and anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures in place.
- Misalignment: Although the alignment of teeth is most often corrected with orthodontics, adjustments can sometimes be made through practices used in full mouth reconstruction. Porcelain veneers can make the teeth appear straighter, while crowns may be used to correct a patient’s bite.
What Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Entail?
Because full mouth reconstruction is often a complex process to fix complex problems, there are a number of dental practices that may be utilized. The exact procedure depends on the nature of a patient’s problem.
Common solutions used include porcelain veneers, dental implants, porcelain crowns, porcelain or resin bridges, bonding, fillings, or dentures. The best option for you is one that will give you the healthiest, strongest teeth in the least obtrusive way. As always, set up an appointment with Dr. Newman to learn the best solution to your own concerns.
The Benefits of Reconstruction
The benefits of having strong, able teeth are invaluable. In addition to boosting one’s health and confidence, reconstruction gives patients the ability to smile, talk, and simply chew without pain or worry. Here are just a few advantages our patients receive from undergoing full mouth reconstruction.
- Healthy teeth and gums: Perhaps most importantly, reconstructing damaged or lost teeth is an excellent way to improve one’s health. It promotes the efficiency with which you eat and chew, proper usage of jaw muscles, and dental hygiene. Furthermore, it prevents further infection and disease, while keeping your other teeth straight and in place. Dental problems only lead to more health problems when left untreated.
- A true confidence booster: Imagine how much confidence our patients gain after knowing they have a beautiful, healthy, improved smile. Friends and family will undoubtedly notice the aesthetic improvement from a full mouth reconstruction, but more importantly, you’ll feel it. Smiling for pictures will no longer be embarrassing; it will be a chance to show off!
- General health benefits: Not everyone realizes just how influential our mouth is on the rest of our body’s health. Full mouth reconstruction has been linked to improvements in weight, sleep, head pain, and even heart disease. Of course, bad breath is also much easier to manage with a healthy mouth.
Contact Us Today
The differences between an unhealthy set of teeth and a newly restored set are astounding. If you might be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, or are interested in any one of our procedures, please contact us to set up an appointment. Dr. Newman is an established, trusted general and cosmetic dentist who only provides the highest quality of care to his patients.