Taking good care of your mouth is vital for both health and aesthetic reasons.
The indicators of a healthy mouth are healthy gums, teeth, and tongue. However, conditions such as the following may require a full mouth dental reconstruction or rehabilitation:
- Tooth decay due to poor oral hygiene
- Excessive tooth loss brought about by trauma or accidents
- Teeth fractures or injuries
- Jaw pain or headaches that require bite adjustments
If you do not address these conditions, problems could begin to affect other organs in the body. For example, untreated tooth decay and gum disease are associated with serious medical conditions such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and pancreatic cancer.
If you have numerous dental problems, including missing or lost teeth, large teeth with fillings that are showing signs of decay, broken or cracked teeth, or badly worn teeth – you may need a full-mouth dental restoration.
Mouth reconstruction requires all or most teeth be replaced or rebuilt to ensure all your dental problems are treated. Your dentist will thoroughly examine the condition of your mouth, gums, and teeth before determining the best course of action. X-rays and impressions or models of your upper and lower teeth may be taken.
The reconstruction itself may include:
- Dental implants. These are anchored directly into the jawbone as a long-term fix to restoring damaged or lost teeth.
- Dental crowns (caps). These cover the entire tooth to restore the shape and strength of your teeth, enhancing the appearance and function of your teeth.
- Porcelain veneers. These are attached to the front surface of teeth and are usually used as a solution for dental imperfections such as crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth.
Advantages of a full-mouth reconstruction include:
- Straightened teeth. One of the aesthetic advantages of having a full-mouth restoration, is a mouth full of straightened teeth. This improves the appearance of crooked, misaligned, or overlapping teeth, and can also reduce any associated pain or discomfort with chewing. It may also reduce your risk of tartar buildup because your teeth will be easier to keep clean.
- Gum disease is treated. Scaling and root planning are done at the beginning of a full-mouth restoration to ensure a solid foundation for the new teeth. This involves removing plaque and tartar below the gum line that could lead to bone or tooth loss and inflamed gums.
- No more headaches or migraines. Full-mouth rehabilitation can help relieve headaches and migraines caused by dental conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
- A fully functioning set of teeth. Full-mouth rehabilitation restores the mouth’s function with a full set of functioning, beautiful teeth. By improving the condition of your gums and replacing damaged teeth, there will be much to smile about.
Mouth Restoration in Las Vegas
Aside from restoring teeth and removing plaque, mouth restoration can also even out gaps between the teeth and fix tooth discoloration. Say hello to your shiny new, more confident smile by calling Dedicated Dental at (702) 566-5509 or request an appointment now. We are ready to help you achieve your best smile.