A full mouth reconstruction is a much more complicated procedure. A person comes in our dental office in S&G Family Dentistry in Leawood, KS and say they've ground their teeth off really flat where they have not a lot of tooth structure left, we can build them back to almost where they were originally when they were younger. It's a process, it helps their jaw joints so that they feel better so they're not having jaw joint pain when they've been biting down and they teeth are so short. If someone's teeth are so crowded and they don't want to do braces, we can do a full mouth reconstruction and get them into a straight. That helps them to smile better, to chew better, to function in general better. Most of our rehab cases are people who've had acid reflux, a lot of people nowadays have more problems with their stomach and they get erosion off of their teeth.
The only way to really restore that sometimes is to actually put crowns on all of the teeth and bring them back to normal restoration so they can chew again and they can smile again because it's really sad when they smile and you don't even know they have teeth because their teeth have gotten so eroded off. That's what reconstruction can do for a person, give them back what they may have had say in their youth.
Do you have many serious dental issues you are dealing with? Do you need help getting the full use of your mouth back? If so, a full-mouth reconstruction from S&G Family Dentistry in Leawood, KS can help you. Find out how short the path to a new smile can be.
What is a full-mouth reconstruction?
A full-mouth reconstruction is for people who are suffering from severe dental problems that are robbing them of a functional mouth. A full-mouth reconstruction will combine different restorative techniques into a single treatment plan. This will allow you to get the use of your mouth back for good with the most effective treatments and in a shorter time frame. If you have any issues such as gum disease or tooth decay, we will address those for you first.
What treatments are used in a full-mouth reconstruction?
Here are some common techniques that our highly skilled dentists may recommend for your reconstruction.
Dental Crowns – Dental crowns are the do-it-all of restorative dentistry. They are able to effectively address a number of problems, such as severe decay, cracks, and fractures, and restore your damaged teeth back to a working condition. Crowns will restore the appearance of your damaged teeth as well.
Dental Bridges – Bridges are effective tooth replacements for one or a few missing teeth. Using a series of crowns, a bridge is connected to the healthy teeth beside the gap and will stay in place for years. Bridges do not require surgery.
Dental Implants – Dental implants replace teeth from the tooth root to the crown (visible, white portion of the tooth). From providing superior stability for your tooth replacement to protecting bone mass, dental implants are an important part of most full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans.
Root Canal Treatment – A root canal is used to save the life of a badly decayed or infected tooth and return it to working condition. This procedure is used to help people get the full, unhindered, and pain-free use of their teeth back. Often, we protect teeth treated with root canals with a dental crown.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are able to give you back everything you lost with your natural tooth. They provide great stability, look like real teeth, and protect your jawbone from deterioration – a side effect of losing your real teeth. They are truly a wonder of modern dentistry.
What are mini dental implants?
Mini dental implants are a smaller version of traditional dental implants. This means they need less bone mass to achieve effective placement, and they heal in a shorter amount of time. We may use mini implants to retain dentures in your mouth. Ask S&G in Leawood, KS if mini dental implants can help you.