Earlier in the month we discussed smile makeover treatments, which involve the use of various procedures that can greatly improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. This time, we want to turn our attention to another comprehensive dental care treatment that will enhance and improve your overall dental health: the full mouth reconstruction. This will allow a Fort Worth cosmetic dentist to really improve the overall quality of your smile and general wellness.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of reconstructive dentistry treatments that are designed to enhance overall dental health. Each full mouth reconstruction will be customized to the patient by our cosmetic and restorative dentists in Fort Worth.
Ideal Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstructions
The best candidates for full mouth reconstruction are people who suffer from tooth loss, severe tooth decay, gum disease, or other health issues related to the teeth or soft tissues in the mouth. Below are some of the most common treatments used during full mouth reconstructions.
When you have minor amounts of tooth decay or a cavity of some kind, the best option for treatment is the use of dental fillings. Dental fillings will be able to restore the strength of a tooth so that it is structurally sound.
Inlays and Onlays
For more severe tooth decay, the use of a dental filling is not going to be enough for restoration. In those cases, inlays and onlays will be more ideal. This Fort Worth restorative dentistry treatment is essentially just like dental fillings, though the restorations are larger.
When a tooth is too damaged or decayed for even inlays and onlays, the best option for care is the use of dental crowns. Dental crowns are caps that fit right over the damaged or decayed tooth, protecting it from further harm and restoring its strength and functionality.
When a person is missing a tooth or a few teeth, a great option to consider for care is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an appliance that latches around the teeth that are adjacent to the gap, restoring the appearance of a smile and the patient's ability to chew.
Dentures are used when people are missing many teeth in a row and do not have sufficient tooth structure to support a dental bridge. The partial denture or full denture will secure itself around the patient's remaining gum and jawbone tissue.
Dental implants (implant dentistry) are surgically placed artificial tooth roots used to secure a dental bridge, denture, or individual dental crown in a tooth gap. This is a great option for people who are missing teeth since the implants will prevent gum recession and bone loss in the jaw.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease can lead to major dental health problems, which is why it's important for patients to undergo treatment as soon as possible. We are able to address different degrees of gum disease based on the needs of the patient.
Schedule a Consultation for a Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction may be just the treatment that you need to smile confidently and feel your absolute best. For more information about full mouth reconstruction treatment, be sure to contact our Fort Worth dental care center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.