In our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentistry office, we use dental implants as a secure and sturdy way to replace missing teeth. While many of our patients come to us immediately upon losing one or several teeth, others visit our office complaining of loose-fitting dentures. Unfortunately, this is a common problem, in part due to resorption.…
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
If your oral health challenges call for a full mouth reconstruction, you probably have a lot of questions. There are many reasons why you may feel worried about the upcoming treatments. Many of these treatments are invasive and involved. Fortunately, you can have peace of mind that the dentist has the knowledge and training to restore your smile and the function of your mouth. Depending on your needs, various procedures are available. Your dentist will determine which one makes the most sense.
What the dentist says about good oral health
People should take their dental health as seriously as they do other wellness issues. Sadly, too many people neglect these needs and suffer serious problems with their teeth and gums. A general dentist will advise all patients to have a wellness examination every six months. It is also vital for people to brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Limiting the intake of sugar will also help to prevent tooth decay.
When a person does not brush or floss regularly or effectively, severe decay can occur. Untreated, this can develop into an infection and threaten the tooth and gums. For this and other reasons, the general dentist may recommend that the patient gets a crown. This restorative cap covers the entire tooth and protects it from suffering more damage. It stabilizes the tooth and restores its form and ability to chew. Crowns are cemented in place and are usually made of porcelain, ceramic, or composite.
Sometimes, tooth decay or infections may be so severe that the dentist cannot save the tooth. Dental implants are another type of full mouth reconstruction that can revitalize a person’s smile. This is a multistep process that requires two surgeries and months of recovery and preparation. Implants consist of three parts: a titanium post, an abutment, and a crown. The post acts as the root of the tooth and is embedded deep in the jaw. The crown is a natural-looking artificial tooth, and the abutment connects the crown and post.
Implants are durable and can last well over 20 years. This treatment helps to prevent jaw shrinkage and the change of the face’s shape. Implants allow the person to eat most foods. People with dental implants still need to continue brushing and flossing daily. These habits will extend the life span of the implants and prevent gum disease.
Dentures are another tooth-replacement option. Some patients prefer this treatment because it is not as invasive as implants. Dentures can replace all of a patient’s teeth or several missing teeth. It consists of a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial teeth. The teeth are made of a durable material to enable the patient to chew. Having dentures will help the patient speak normally and regain a natural smile.
A full mouth reconstruction is the right option for your needs
A full mouth reconstruction offers you the chance to enjoy good health and the appearance you want. If you have lost teeth or have several damaged ones, this could be the right treatment. Your dentist will make sure you feel comfortable with the procedure. Make an appointment today to get started.
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