Full Mouth Reconstruction
All too often people avoid going to the dentist and end up with a mouth full of oral health issues. When one minor dental problem is neglected, it will inevitably worsen and become a major concern. Fortunately, it is never too late to improve one's oral health. Full mouth reconstruction is offered to Decatur, Huntsville, and Madison, Alabama patients. Full mouth reconstruction involves a customized plan that consists of several restorative dentistry treatments to improve the strength, functionality, and appearance of the smile. Our dentists have extensive experience performing full mouth reconstruction and helping patients achieve a smile that they can be proud of. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, contact our Decatur, Huntsville, or Madison dental office today.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
The first step in the process is very important - the consultation. During this initial visit with the dentist, you will discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history. The dentist will ask questions to get to know you and your case better. After a thorough examination, complete with X-rays, digital images, and impressions of the teeth, he will map out your treatment plan, which will include any combination of the following treatments:
- Dental fillings
- Dental bridges
- Porcelain Veneers
- Periodontal treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- TMJ Disorder
Each patient is different, and therefore treatment plans are customized for a person's unique needs. Depending on the extent of work required, an entire full mouth reconstruction could take several months to a year to complete.
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction is to meet with a qualified dentist like Drs. Bryant, Noel, Gravitt & Bailey. Full mouth reconstruction consists of solely restorative dentistry procedures, therefore if a patient is concerned about smile aesthetics as well, cosmetic dentistry procedures may be recommended. Ideal candidates include individuals who have multiple oral health issues, such as:
- Decay, cavities
- Badly damaged teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Gum (periodontal) disease
- Missing teeth due to poor hygiene or injury
- Severely worn teeth
Candidates should be able to devote the time required to complete treatment. Additionally, patients must be willing to adopt healthier oral hygiene habits moving forward, so as to keep the smile in its new, improved condition.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
The benefits of full mouth reconstruction include:
- Alleviate TMJ symptoms, including headaches and back and shoulder pain
- Enhance self-esteem
- Improve appearance, look younger
- Boost overall quality of life
- Improve oral health
- Prevent further damage
- Improve overall health
Risks or Side Effects of Full Mouth Reconstruction
It is important to be aware of any risks prior to deciding whether a treatment is right for you. Our dentists will take the time to discuss any potential complications with you and answer any questions you may have. Fortunately, with skilled, experienced dentists such as ours, risks are extremely rare.
After certain procedures, patients may experience some tooth sensitivity or minor discomfort. Symptoms are temporary, however, and can be relieved with either over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication. It is imperative that patients learn and practice proper oral hygiene habits following treatment, in order to keep their new smile healthy and free from any more issues.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have avoided the dentist for too long, now is the time to get your smile back to a fully functioning, healthy state again. We have created a warm, friendly atmosphere, so you can be completely comfortable and at ease while receiving necessary dental care. Don't put off going to the dentist any longer. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, contact our Decatur, Huntsville, or Madison dental office today.