It’s no fun to worry about what others might think of your teeth. If you have a few problems with your smile (cavities, chips, missing teeth, etc.), it can be embarrassing to let others see it. Which is a shame since everyone deserves to smile big and broad. Worse, the damage that makes you embarrassed often grows worse over the years. Untreated dental problems can get bad.
That’s why you need to call our Racine, WI dental office today at 262-417-7326 and make your initial appointment for a full-mouth reconstruction. Our Racine dentists can use this to restore your smile to how it should be: healthy, strong, and something to be proud about.
What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
A full-mouth reconstruction is really just a comprehensive plan to help your whole smile get healthy.
Restorative dentistry are treatments that restore the function and form of your teeth. They include the simple filling for a cavity, dental crowns, dental implants, and more. Any dental work that fixes your teeth is restorative dentistry.
When you have one problem (like a cavity or a lost tooth), you get one restorative dentistry treatment (like a filling or dental implant). But what happens when you have more than one problem? You need a plan before getting any dental restorations. For example, there’s no reason to put a dental crown over a tooth if that tooth is going to need to be removed. Why waste time and money like that?
That’s where a full-mouth reconstruction comes in. You start by getting a thorough dental exam from one of our Racine dentists. Then both of you will go over the results. Our Racine dentist will explain your restorative dentistry options, and together, you’ll pick the ones that will help restore your smile. Then these are put in the right order, and you can begin treatment.
What Can Be Part Of Your Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Your full-mouth reconstruction will depend on your specific case, but here are some of the more common parts of such a treatment plan.
When you’ve lost a tooth, it’s hard to hide that. The dark gap in your smile just stands out that much. Besides the obvious cosmetic problem with a missing tooth, your other teeth will grow crooked without the support of the one that’s missing.
That’s why you need to ask about dental implants. These feature a natural-looking replacement tooth firmly held in place by an artificial root implanted in your jawbone. This provides the same security and stability as your natural teeth.
ALL-ON-4™ DENTAL IMPLANTS
If you lose a single tooth, you can get a dental implant. But what happens if you need all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth replaced? A modern restorative dentistry treatment is the All-on-4 dental implants.
You get four implanted roots placed at a patented angle for added security. It also gives you a full arch of durable but natural-looking replacement teeth, the same kind used for individual dental implants.
All-on-4 dental implants is a great treatment, but it does require a healthy jawbone to safely take the implants. If yours is weak or thin, there is an alternative. Traditional dentures are still around because they do a great job of replacing lost teeth.
Inside your teeth is the dental pulp. This is where you can find the blood vessels and nerve endings for your teeth. So when the dental pulp gets infected or inflamed, you’re facing two problems: a bad toothache and weaker enamel.
That’s where a root canal is needed. These are not very painful! That’s just a myth. In fact, modern root canals restore your tooth so the toothache is gone.
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems people face. In the past, you had to get a silvery metal filling to correct the cavity. However, times have changed. You can get a tooth-colored filling from our Racine dentists these days. These still repair tooth decay, but they blend in with your smile to look much better.
Call us today at 262-417-7326 or use our convenient online form to make your next appointment. After your dental exam, you will work with our Racine dentist to figure out how best to plan your full-mouth reconstruction.