Full mouth reconstruction treatments can be done when damage to the teeth, especially extensive damage or the loss of permanent teeth, can negatively affect your self-esteem and oral health. If you’re suffering from multiple broken or missing teeth, you may wish to consider your options for full mouth reconstruction. Improving the appearance of the teeth, eliminating pain, feeling, and looking years younger are reasons to consider full mouth reconstruction treatments.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction can improve your quality of life by:
- Allowing for normal eating/chewing
- Enabling easier oral hygiene at home
- Easing pain caused by existing dental conditions
- Preventing movement of the teeth or distortion of the natural bite due to gaps caused by loss of one or more teeth
- Restoring the confidence that comes with having a beautiful smile
Numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures may be performed during full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Kohler may recommend any of the following procedures based on your specific needs:
- Crowns. Crowns are placed over a damaged tooth to restore normal function and improve its appearance. Dr. Kohler secures the crown onto the tooth using a resin placed between the tooth and the crown. A curing light hardens the resin, ensuring the crown stays in place.
- Dental bonding. Dental bonding addresses minor problems such as small chips and stains to improve the overall appearance of the smile. Dr. Kohler applies a composite polymer compound to the teeth and sculpts it as it hardens.
- Dental bridges. A dental bridge replaces missing teeth, creating a bridge between the remaining teeth.
- Dental implants. Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium post implanted into the jawbone to act as the tooth root; a false tooth or bridge; and a metal stud to connect the root to the new tooth or bridge. Because Dr. Kohler implants the artificial root directly into the jawbone, the implants are very secure and long-lasting.
- Onlays and Inlays. Onlays are partial crowns that cover one or more of the cusps (elevations) of the tooth. Inlays are essentially fillings but restore the indented portion of the molars.
- Porcelain veneers. A veneer is a thin ceramic shell that is bonded to the front of the tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are commonly used to address such problems as discoloration, chipping, and gaps between the teeth. Veneers are cost-effective and quickly improve the overall appearance of the teeth.
What to Expect
When you arrive for a consultation, Dr. Kohler will perform a thorough oral examination and take x-rays to determine whether you are a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction and, if so, the best procedures to restore both the functionality and appearance of your smile. Discuss your dental history with Dr. Kohler to ensure the best possible treatment tailored specifically to your needs.
Once you have decided to move forward with a full mouth reconstruction, you can rest assured that you will receive state-of-the-art care. Dr. Kohler and his staff use only the latest technologies to provide exceptional treatment to create the beautiful and pain-free smile you desire.
If you would like to learn more about full-mouth restoration, please contact Dr. Kohler’s practice today.