The state of our teeth and oral health can either be a source of embarrassment or pride. When you suffer from dental damage, smiling or being close to other people can make you feel self conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, full mouth reconstruction treatments can improve dental appearance, restore oral health, and allow you to feel proud of your smile once more. There are a number of treatments used for full mouth reconstruction, such as dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth. The treatments used will depend on the needs of the individual. To find out if you’re a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Fort Worth dentist Steve Brown.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments
The treatments used in a full mouth reconstruction will vary from patient to patient, as each reconstruction plan is tailored to the needs of the individual. In general, full mouth reconstruction treatments include those that restore oral health and dental function, and improve overall aesthetics. Common oral health issues corrected with full mouth reconstruction treatments include missing teeth, gum disease, dental decay, and malocclusion. Here are some of the most popular full mouth reconstruction treatments:
- Dental implants: Whether you’re missing an individual tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can be used in conjunction with dental crown and bridge restorations to restore your smile. Dental implant treatment is the focus of our Fort Worth office, and we handle every phase of your treatment.
- Implant supported dentures: For those missing all of their top or bottom teeth, implant supported dentures are a viable option. Implant supported dentures use dental implants as anchors for specially made dentures, providing a secure fit, and The Dental Implant Place offers them as an affordable option for full mouth reconstruction.
- Root planing and scaling: Part of full mouth reconstruction is restoring the overall health of the mouth, which includes gum health. Root planing and scaling is highly effective at treating gum disease and closing pockets that can form between the gums and teeth with chronic gum disease.
- Gum contouring: Gum contouring is sometimes used in full mouth reconstruction to adjust dental crown length.
- Orthodontics: Orthodontics may be included in a full mouth reconstruction when malocclusion or temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD, are present. Orthodontics correct dental bite and can realign the jaw to reduce TMD symptoms.
Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Because there are so many treatments available for full mouth reconstruction, many individuals qualify as candidates. In general, full mouth reconstruction candidates suffer from dental issues that need correction for oral health reasons. Candidates include those who suffer from one or more of the following issues:
- Missing one or more teeth: Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth and can be combined with dentures to replace a full set of teeth.
- Dental decay or severe damage: Dental decay or broken teeth can be restored with dental crowns or tooth-colored fillings.
- Mild to severe gum disease: Gum disease can lead to many oral health issues, but it can be treated with root planing and scaling or other periodontal treatments.
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: TMD symptoms can be alleviated with orthodontics treatments, making TMD sufferers prime candidates for full mouth reconstruction.
- Malocclusion: Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can be corrected with orthodontics.
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