If severe dental problems are causing you discomfort, you may be a good candidate for a full-mouth reconstruction. A well-qualified general dentist can combine the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry with the science of neuromuscular dentistry to perform a full-mouth reconstruction.
Orthodontic appliances can be used to help properly position your jaw. Aligning the jaw may help to alleviate some of the pain caused by TMJ disorder and can help contribute to an attractive smile!
Dental problems, such as damaged and worn teeth not only detract from your mouth visually, but they also can affect the alignment of your teeth. The procedures used by a general dentist when repairing worn teeth may depend on the extent of your teeth’s damage. Generally, a crown can be placed over your damaged tooth to further strengthen and reinforce the tooth.
If there is a gap between your natural teeth, a dental bridge may be used to cover it. If you no longer have a natural tooth to which your dentist can secure a crown, a dental implant may be placed in your jaw to create the crown’s foundation.
TMJ syndrome is a disorder that affects your jaw’s temporomandibular joint, causing pain in your head and neck and a possible popping of your jaw when you chew. Most cases of TMJ syndrome are temporary and may be treated at home with over-the-counter pain medicines, compresses, and jaw exercises.
If your dental problems persist, a general dentist may give you a treatment regime similar to the home-care treatment. They may then give you a bite plate or splint to ease the muscle tension. If these therapies do not work, your general dentist may have to perform more comprehensive procedures to relieve the discomfort.
Full mouth reconstruction is achieved using reconstructive dentistry, involving any restorative dentistry procedure to replace or repair any broken or missing teeth, bones, or tissue. Procedures and types of dentistry that are classified as reconstructive dentistry include full-mouth reconstruction, dental implant restorations, TMJ treatment, dental bridge placement, dental crown placement, inlays and onlays, and the replacement of old metal fillings.
A general dentist can perform many of these procedures, but a consultation prior to treatment may be beneficial to view samples of the doctor’s restorative dentistry results and previous full mouth reconstructions.
So how does full-mouth reconstruction differ from smile makeover? A smile makeover is something that you elect to have performed, while a full-mouth reconstruction may be something that you need.
As the makers of dental materials respond to increasing consumer demands for beautiful, natural-looking dentistry, it is becoming hard to draw a line between purely “cosmetic” (elective) dentistry and “restorative” (necessary) dentistry. For example, it is now possible for your dentist to treat tooth decay with a tooth-like filling material that looks natural.
If you need full-mouth reconstruction, the materials available today may make it possible for your dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look help the teeth look and feel natural.
It is important to note that a smile makeover – though performed primarily to improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile – may require the use of clinically proven dental materials and treatment techniques, as well as exceptional knowledge, training and skill on the part of the dentist. Many of the same techniques and equipment used for full-mouth reconstruction are also used to help ensure the long-term stability of smile makeover treatments.
Nosehill Dental ensures that each individual has access to dental solutions tailored to their specific needs, without exceptions. All our patients are treated equally and are encouraged to ask questions, seek clarification, and take an active role in their own dental care plan, in order to achieve oral health for life.
Can a full-mouth reconstruction be the right option for the look and function of your teeth? To help you with your confidence? Or to relieve you from chronic pain?
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