Modern dentistry gives our patients advanced ways to get the smile that they have always wanted. One method for our patients to achieve their perfect smile is through a procedure called Full Mouth Reconstruction. While the name sounds imposing, the treatments involved in reconstruction are safe and gentle.
Our Northridge cosmetic dentist will recommend a full reconstruction to our patients for various reasons. The most frequently cited reason for a complete mouth reconstruction is often a combination of reasons. A patient who comes to our office with extreme dental problems such as cracked or broken teeth, teeth with fillings that are failing, a large number of missing teeth, or teeth that show wear from tooth grinding they are a good candidate for a full reconstruction. A combination of multiple problems can compromise our patients’ health and their appearance.
Not all mouth reconstructions are due to poor oral hygiene. Our dentists see patients in need of restorations which were born with various dental disorders including Amelogenesis, Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, or Ectodermal Dysplasia.
Our dentists have several treatment options to offer patients and a full reconstruction almost always involves a combination of treatments. These may include:
• Bridges- These work well as a way to permanently replace missing teeth as long as there are teeth present strong enough to help support the bridge.
• Dental Bonding- Bonding improves the appearance of teeth with cracks, chips, or stains. A dental composite covers the teeth and permanently fuses in place.
• Dental Crowns- Crowns help improve teeth with many different problems. They cover, protect, and strengthen the teeth.
• Dental Implants- If teeth are missing, dental implants can fill the missing tooth’s spot. The implants improve appearance and help prevent bone loss by stimulating jaw growth.
• Veneers- Adding veneers is a way to disguise tooth imperfections found in otherwise healthy teeth. A specially made cover, typically porcelain, sits on top of the tooth hiding chips, cracks, or discolorations.
Although no two cases are exactly alike, the dentists at our practice have decades of experience performing full mouth reconstructions. Call our office for a consultation; your perfect smile is closer than you think.