There are many different dental procedures designed to restore the teeth and gums for better health and better physical aesthetics. Mouth reconstruction dental services are typically a combination of cosmetic procedures and oral health procedures. Full-mouth reconstruction can help you address all of your oral issues at one time.
Candidates For Mouth Reconstruction: Why Consider Dental Reconstruction
There are different reasons why someone might be a candidate for mouth reconstruction, but the most common reasons are that a patient has significant oral damage to the teeth, gums or bones within the mouth. The damage may have to do with physical trauma or ongoing damage from failing to brush teeth and gums daily. Sometimes the damage occurs as a side effect from another medical disease or other ailment. Mouth reconstruction is a series of procedures that can fix dental problems such as: tooth decay, fractures, cracks, gum disease, deep infections and even missing teeth. Mouth reconstruction also takes into consideration the way your mouth is currently structured such as your bite and jaw placement.
Dental Bonding or Crowns and Fillings
Dental bonding is a procedure that involves placing a composite resin over your tooth to fix existing damage. Dental bonding tends to be cheaper than both crowns and fillings. Tooth bonding is best for patients who do not have severe cracks and can be performed immediately at the office. However, in cases where there is significant damage to the tooth, a crown or filling will be performed.
Fillings are designed to treat the decay in your tooth rather than simply focus on the aesthetic chip or crack that dental bonding fixes. A filling protects your tooth from additional decay. A crown might also be placed on a tooth or teeth to help prevent cracked teeth from continuing to crack as well as protect weaker teeth (decayed teeth) at risk of cracking. Crowns can also be useful for teeth that are worn down into a small size and need to be replaced.
Dental Implants and Porcelain Veneers
Dental implants help to stimulate bone growth and can help patients that are experiencing deterioration in their jaw. Dental implants will help to prevent further bone loss. To do this, dentists will place a permanent “tooth” in the open space in a patient’s mouth. If you have to have a tooth extraction, a dental implant is an important part of the restoration process. Many patients are interested in a dental implant for cosmetic reasons, but dental implants are also important for ongoing bone health after the loss of a tooth.
Porcelain veneers are another common mouth reconstruction procedure. Porcelain veneers can create a more cosmetically pleasing mouth and smile with perfectly shaped teeth. If you have discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth or worn down teeth then veneers may be a perfect fit for you. Veneers will give you a set of clean white teeth that are sized for your mouth and hide the imperfections of your natural teeth. Veneers are designed to create a more beautiful smile.
Root Canal Therapy
If the pulp inside of a patient’s tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to prominent decay, then root canal therapy is necessary. This involves removing the infection and the inflammation through a root canal. The tooth will be sealed after the procedure to prevent against further infection. Root canal therapy can help save a tooth and help patients avoid tooth extractions. Cosmetic procedures are often included with the root canal therapy for an aesthetically pleasing finish.
For more information on our mouth reconstruction procedures, contact us. At Dental Specialty Associates, we care about your oral health and your cosmetic appearance. We want you to be healthy and feel comfortable and confident with your smile. Contact us to learn more and schedule a consultation today.