Dental health issues rarely come one at a time. In fact, we see many patients at our practice who suffer from multiple dental health problems at the same time. In order to address these issues, a combination therapy of some kind will be needed. This is known as a full mouth reconstruction.
During your consultation with a cosmetic dentist, you'll be able to learn about your different options for advanced dental care treatment. Right now, we'd like to go over the basics of full mouth reconstruction and what it can accomplish for you.
About Full Mouth Reconstruction
In essence, full mouth reconstruction refers to multiple restorative dentistry procedures that are combined in order to help patients achieve optimal dental health. Each full mouth reconstruction will be customized to the needs of the patient.
Ideal Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
The best candidates for full mouth reconstruction treatment are people who suffer from many major dental health problems at once. Below are some of the most common dental health treatments that are used as part of the full mouth reconstruction.
Dental fillings are one of the best known dental treatments used to treat tooth decay. While it used to be common for a cosmetic / restorative dentist to use metal dental fillings in the past, contemporary dental health specialists tend to use composite/ceramic dental fillings today.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to address tooth damage and tooth decay too severe to be treated by a standard dental filling. These restorations can even restore the cusps (biting surfaces) of the teeth.
When inlays and onlays can't even address tooth damage and decay, the last resort for saving the tooth is a dental crown. Dental crowns are caps that fit snugly over the damaged/decayed tooth to restore tooth strength and protect it from further harm.
When you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are an ideal option for care. These are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone and gum tissue to support an artificial tooth or sets of artificial teeth.
A dental bridge is a dental appliance that is used to span the gap left behind by a tooth or missing teeth. They remain in place by bracketing around a patient's remaining tooth structure.
Dentures are another option to consider for dealing with missing teeth. Dentures are held in place by latching around a patient's remaining gum and jawbone structure.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a common dental health issue that affects the appearance and health of the soft tissues in the mouth. When it comes to treating gum disease, dental health professionals will first try to control the bacterial infection of the gums and then restore the gumline and treat other dental health issues.
Learn More About Restorative Dental Care
For more information about full mouth reconstruction treatment and what it can do for you, be sure to contact our Corpus Christi cosmetic dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.