A full mouth reconstruction restores the function of lost teeth and rebuilds damaged teeth, but the procedure also provides cosmetic benefits. Many of the treatments and restorations are also used in cosmetic dentistry.
There are a variety of reasons that a person might need full mouth reconstruction. Common ones include tooth decay, damaged enamel due to habits like tooth grinding, periodontal disease, and missing teeth.
Here are popular treatments that a dentist might use to reconstruct a patient's teeth, ones that also have cosmetic benefits.
1. Dental crowns
Crowns are the most commonly used oral restorations in dentistry. They are durable shells that are shaped to look just like a real tooth. Crowns cover the entire visible part of a tooth and restore its functionality. Crowns also improve the appearance of a patient's teeth, since the newly restored tooth can be matched to their color, shape, and size to ensure that it looks natural.
The installation of a dental crown requires the removal of some enamel so the crown fits snuggly. That means a tooth that has been covered with a crown will always need one moving forward.
Implants are used to replace missing teeth. These restorations go right in the patient's jawbone, where it fuses with surrounding bone tissue over the course of six months. The process is known as osseointegration, and the implants will eventually become part of the patient's jaw, making it virtually as stable as a real tooth. Oral restorations are attached to the external-facing end of the implant to complete the process.
Implants go past restoring the function of lost teeth and enhancing the appearance of a patient's smile. These oral prosthetics also preserve the patient's bone tissue, thus preserving their facial appearance.
These are typically recommended for those who have lost a large fraction of their real teeth. They are an affordable way to replace multiple missing teeth and restore the patient's ability to speak and chew properly.
Dentures are made up of two main parts. The first is a framework that rests on the wearer's gums. It can be made of metal or plastics. The second part of a set of dentures is the artificial teeth attached to the framework. These are designed to look like a set of natural, healthy teeth.
Bridges are another popular treatment with general and cosmetic dentists. They are used to close gaps created by missing teeth. The bridge is anchored to the two teeth closest to the gap. They are called abutments and are typically crowned to create a more stable base. Bridges provide natural-looking teeth for those who have lost a few of theirs, and they are permanently fixed in place.
Full mouth reconstruction restores the function of your teeth, fixes dental issues, and improves the way your smile looks. Call or visit our Hanford clinic to learn more about the procedure.
Request an appointment here: https://hanfordcosmeticdentist.com or call Rushi Panchal DDS at (559) 426-1124 for an appointment in our Hanford office.