Does Your Smile Need to Be Rehabilitated?
By Damien Armstrong on May 07, 2013
We all expect to experience some minor dental problems in our lifetime. Unfortunately, it is not always as simple as that. Not only can a specific dental problem range in severity, numerous problems can occur all at once. The good news is, even when we are overwhelmed with the number and/or severity of dental problems, there is still treatment available. The dentists at our Chattanooga cosmetic dentistry practice offer full mouth reconstruction to patients who suffer from any combination of dental problems. An appointment with one of our dentists is all that is necessary to find out if you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a somewhat daunting term, but the idea behind full mouth reconstruction is actually quite simple. Essentially, full mouth reconstruction is a customized treatment plan that is personalized to the individual patient. For our patients in Chattanooga, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatments are used to restore the smile to a healthy and attractive state. Because each full mouth reconstruction is tailored to meet the patient’s needs, there is no set treatment plan. At a consultation with one of our dentists, we will evaluate the health and aesthetics of your teeth and make our recommendations regarding which procedures should be included in your full mouth reconstruction plan.
Problems Corrected by Full Mouth Reconstruction
Not every patient will require full mouth reconstruction, nor will every patient make a good candidate for an extensive treatment plan. The best candidates for full mouth reconstruction are those who suffer from a number of dental conditions. Generally, patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction are those with more severe or complicated dental conditions. Candidates for full mouth reconstruction will often suffer from more than one of the following dental problems:
- Chips, cracks, or fractures: Teeth with these injuries can be treated in a number of ways. If the strength of the tooth has been compromised by these injuries, a dental crown can be placed. Cosmetic treatments for chips and cracks include dental bonding and porcelain veneers.
- Tooth loss: Adult tooth loss is a serious problem that can negatively affect your remaining teeth and your overall oral health. Our dentists can treat tooth loss with dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges or dentures. These treatments can be discussed with our dentists to determine the most appropriate treatment for your situation.
- Severe staining or discoloration: Teeth that have minor to moderate staining or discoloration can benefit from professional teeth whitening. When staining or discoloration is more severe, we can use cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers to conceal the discoloration.
- Periodontal disease: Gum disease is another problem that can have a significantly negative effect on our oral health. Our dentists can evaluate your case of periodontal disease and recommend an appropriate treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have lost hope for the health of your mouth, consider how full mouth reconstruction can benefit and improve your smile. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists to receive a customized dental plan that can restore the health and beauty of your smile.
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