Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates
By J. Brent Gorrell on May 18, 2012
It's important that you visit your dentist regularly for cleanings, check-ups, and routine visits. This will help keep your dental health its best and allow you to go about your life smiling without any self-consciousness. Of course, dental problems can happen, sometimes quite suddenly or as a gradual result of missed visits and general neglect. In those cases, a Palo Alto cosmetic dentist can create a full mouth reconstruction treatment just for you and your needs.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of multiple dental treatments performed in order to improve your overall dental health and the appearance of your smile. These dental procedures tend to be more reconstructive than aesthetic. Here's a look at how a full mouth reconstruction works and what it can do for you.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates: People Missing Teeth
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, a full mouth reconstruction can help fill those tooth gaps. Dental bridges or dentures are a good option, though a better option is getting these appliances anchored through implant dentistry. Palo Alto dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are designed to hold replacement teeth in place.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates: People with Tooth Decay
Severe tooth decay requires more than just dental fillings to fix. In such instances, more substantial dental restorations like inlays, onlays, and dental crowns are ideal. When you come in for a consultation, we will assess you situation and determine which dental restoration option is the best one for you.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates: People with Gum Disease
Even though the teeth are important for your dental health, the gums are just as important. Gum disease can lead to gum recession, unappealing smiles, and tooth decay below the gumline. There are various ways that a cosmetic dentist in Mountain View can address gum disease as well as the adverse effects of gum disease.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates: People with TMD
A TMJ disorder refers to the popping, clicking, locking, and grinding of the jaw joint. This can be quite painful and become absolutely debilitating if not addressed properly. TMJ disorder treatment will identify the root cause of the TMJ disorder and treat it. In many cases, TMD is caused by tooth grinding (bruxism) and tooth misalignment.
Addressing Multiple Dental Problems with Multiple Procedures
Full mouth reconstructions are multi-step processes, which means that we will tackle each problem you face in the most effective and deliberate manner possible. Doing so will result in excellent smile makeover and reconstruction results, as well as great dental health for you down the road.
Schedule a Consultation for Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you would like to learn more about full mouth reconstructions and if they are the best option for you and your needs, be sure to contact our Mountain View cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. The entire team here looks forward to discussing all of your options for treatment in more detail. We can answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns so you can make a well-informed decision about your dental care needs.
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