You smile in the mirror, and you don’t like what you see. Maybe you have some damaged, unsightly teeth by this age, or maybe some are even missing. All you know is that your smile embarrasses you somewhat, but you feel like there are too many problems to fix.
That is not the case with a full-mouth reconstruction. Our Rochester dentists can use restorative dentistry treatments to revitalize your smile so you feel proud to show it to others.
Call our Rochester, MN dental office today at 507-315-2932 to schedule your initial appointment for a full-mouth reconstruction.
What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Restorative dentistry treatments are used to repair and restore damaged teeth. For example, a filling for a cavity is restorative dentistry. So when you only have one problem with your smile, you can get one treatment.
But what happens when you have several problems like missing teeth and a cavity? Then you need a plan to do the right treatments in the right order. There’s little reason to put a filling in a tooth when you’re just going to have that removed and replaced anyway.
That’s exactly what a full-mouth reconstruction is. It’s a comprehensive plan to solve the problems with your smile. Once your full-mouth reconstruction is complete, you’ll have a strong and healthy smile like you should have.
Parts Of Your Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Because everyone’s situation is unique, your full-mouth reconstruction will also be unique. However, here are some common restorative dentistry treatments that could help restore your smile.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AND MINI IMPLANTS
There’s not much that stands out in your smile like a dark gap. When you’re missing a tooth, you really cannot hide it all the time. Worse, you could have trouble chewing and even talking like you used to. That’s why you really need a replacement, and fast.
Call our Rochester dentists today and you can add dental implants to your full-mouth reconstruction. These feature a natural-looking replacement tooth connected to an artificial tooth root. This way, it has the same stability as your natural teeth. And if your jawbone is a bit thin, you can get mini dental implants instead.
Both types of dental implants need some healthy bone tissue to hold onto the artificial root. Otherwise, they would fall out. But there is a way to replace a lost tooth without oral surgery: the dental bridge.
This part of your full-mouth reconstruction will use dental crowns on the teeth next to the gap that holds firmly onto a replacement tooth.
Dental crowns are often part of a full-mouth reconstruction because they can do a lot. They can repair damaged teeth, such as chips and cracks, and make sure the damage doesn’t get worse. They can repair cavities too big for traditional fillings, and they can even strengthen a tooth made weak by infection or teeth grinding.
DENTURES AND ALL-ON-4™
Dental implants and dental bridges are great, but they work best when replacing a single tooth. What happens if you’re missing a lot more? You can get dentures or All-on-4 dental implants.
Dentures feature a set of replacement teeth in a gum-colored base. This fits over your gums snugly so you can chew like normal. All-on-4 dental implants are similar to dentures, but they feature four implanted roots to hold your replacement teeth firmly in place.
Cavities are probably the most common dental problem you’ll face, which is why so many people have at least one filling. But you do not have to get unsightly metal fillings anymore. Instead, our Rochester dentists can use tooth-colored fillings.
These will still repair the damage caused by the cavity, but it will blend in with your smile. This can help your smile look better and more natural.
Call us TODAY at 507-315-2932 or use our online form to schedule your initial appointment for a full-mouth reconstruction. After our Rochester dentists thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, they’ll sit down with you to discuss your treatment options. Then you’ll know exactly what you’re getting, when, and why.