Benefits of and Typical Procedures Used in a Full Mouth Cosmetic Reconstruction
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It isn’t uncommon for teeth to become damaged in one way or another over the years, from decayed to chipped teeth. Unfortunately, this diminishes your healthy, bright smile. In some cases, it can result in severe pain that is often intolerable. Luckily, there are ways to restore your beautiful smile. When there are multiple or major dental health concerns, a full mouth cosmetic reconstruction is often the best solution. Read on to learn about the benefits and common procedures used.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Restore tooth functionality
- Alleviate any pain and discomfort
- Fix chewing or speech difficulties
- Restore the attractiveness of your smile
- Improve your overall health
- Prevent dental issues in the future
Cosmetic Reconstruction Procedures
- Implants – Implants are recommended to replace missing teeth (one or more). Secured in the jaw bone, implants are strong and natural-looking, much like your natural teeth.
- Veneers – If you have any dental flaws, such as stained or chipped teeth, porcelain veneers are a suitable option. A porcelain material that is natural-looking and similar in color to your teeth is used to correct the damaged teeth for an improved smile.
- Crowns – For teeth that are severely damaged, a tooth-shaped cap can be placed over the tooth to restore its functionality and strength. Crowns are typically made from resin, metal, porcelain or ceramic.
- Bridges – When you have a tooth missing and strong surrounding teeth, a dental bridge may be used. This consists of crowns being placed on surrounding teeth and an artificial tooth in the space of the missing tooth to complete a natural-looking smile.
When your smile is no longer beautiful, bright and functional, it’s time to speak to a dental professional to discuss what options are available to bring your smile back to life.