Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth? If so, then you know that these dental issues can impact more than just your appearance. They can also make it difficult to eat and speak and may affect your overall quality of life. Thankfully, there are dental treatments that can help. With a full mouth reconstruction, your dentist can rebuild or replace all of the teeth in your mouth. The result? A brighter, healthier smile that helps you look and feel your best from the inside out. Today, we’re sharing how this process works and what you can expect.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction can include both cosmetic and restorative dental treatments designed to restore the health and function of your smile. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, your dentist may recommend a range of different treatment options during your reconstruction.
If you pursued these treatments individually, the effort could be expensive and time-consuming. A full mouth reconstruction saves time and money by allowing multiple dental services to be performed at the same time.
What kinds of issues does a full mouth reconstruction treat?
Wondering if you’re a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction? Your dentist can conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if this treatment could help correct your dental issues. Some of the most common problems that it’s designed to address include:
- Multiple missing teeth.
- Decaying teeth.
- Multiple teeth with large fillings.
- Cracked teeth.
- Broken teeth.
- Teeth that are worn down due to grinding (bruxism).
Available Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options
There is a wide range of different treatment options available within a full mouth reconstruction. The specific ones that you need will depend on the condition of your teeth and the problems that you want to address.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones and what they include.
Crowns can be made from a number of different materials. At Duvall Dental Center, we’re proud to offer e.max and zirconia crowns. These are made from durable, tooth-like materials that look natural and resist chipping.
A conventional dental bridge consists of a false tooth (or a pontic), held in place by dental crowns on either side. This can be an ideal solution if you are only missing one or two teeth.
If you are missing three or more adjacent teeth, then your dentist may recommend an implant-supported bridge. This will include a custom dental bridge that’s anchored to two or more dental implants. Made of strong and natural-looking zirconia, our implant-supported dental bridges are more stable than conventional bridges. They can also restore your smile without sacrificing the healthy tooth structure in your neighboring teeth.
Dental implants encompass both restorative and cosmetic treatments. Used to replace one or more teeth, the first step is to surgically install a titanium post at the location of each missing tooth. Once this post fuses with your jawbone, it will act as a sturdy anchor for your prosthetic teeth. Not only does this restore the look and functionality of your smile, but an implant-supported mouth restoration can also maintain the health and structure of your jawbone.
If your jawbone structure is healthy, then ask about same day implants. At our office, Dr. Tyler can provide this service by placing a temporary replacement tooth at the same time as your dental implant placement. This advanced procedure is known as immediate dentoalveolar restoration.
Looking for the best denture alternatives Redmond, WA, can offer? If you’re tired of dealing with conventional, removable dentures, we can help. Our permanent, full arch rehabilitation treatments can help restore missing teeth.
The different solutions include implant-retained dentures, implant-supported dentures, and full-arch implant-supported dentures (Hybridge).
These dentures vary in the number of dental implants they’re anchored to. While implant-retained dentures can anchor to as few as two implants, implant-supported ones are usually attached to five or six implants via a special support bar.
Hybridge is an advanced dental implant treatment protocol that uses a fixed implant-supported denture to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dr. Tyler has completed the extensive training required to offer this exclusive protocol, which uses the fewest number of implants possible to restore your smile.
Veneers are thin shells made out of special dental porcelain. Dr. Tyler can bond this porcelain to the surface of your tooth enamel to address a range of cosmetic dentistry issues, including stained, discolored, chipped, gapped, uneven or crooked teeth.
Available in more than a dozen tooth-colored shades, veneers can be custom-matched to your teeth to look as natural as possible.
Am I a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction??
Any patient who is struggling with multiple dental issues may be a great candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. When you visit our office for a consultation, we’ll take a look at your teeth and gums and create a custom treatment plan designed around your needs.
Regardless of which treatments Dr. Tyler recommends, the result will be a beautiful, healthy smile that you’re sure to love!
Learn more about full mouth reconstruction.
Now that you know a little more about the different treatments available and the issues that they treat, are you ready to learn if a full mouth reconstruction might be for you?
This service can completely transform your life, starting with your smile. If you’ve been on the fence about taking those next steps, then we’d love to discuss your options. Feel free to request an appointment today to learn more. If you have questions before you come into the office, feel free to give us a call or try out a complimentary virtual consultation!