Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the sleep disorders treated by a sleep dentist. This condition causes the patient to stop breathing periodically during the night due to physical inhibitions in the air passages. To diagnose the condition, the sleep dentist will evaluate the signs and symptoms and conduct tests and examinations. This article…
4 Methods for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a broadly encompassing term that is used in dentistry referring to restoring the majority of a patient's teeth. The reason it is a broad term is because each patient will need different treatments to be completed to have the reconstruction done. It could include anything from teeth whitening to replacing multiple teeth with dental implants and everything in between.
Dentists began using the term ‘full mouth reconstruction’ to indicate this process. Because of the many different options in dentistry to fix teeth, this term is used knowing that there is no set procedures and processes and it will be on a patient-to-patient basis of what is needed to be completed. One of the most common reasons for a person needing a full mouth reconstruction is their teeth have been worn down due to teeth grinding (bruxism), acid reflux, acids in drinks or a combination of these.
Procedures for full mouth reconstruction
A combination of these different permanent restoration options can help in alleviating many different issues. Dental veneers can help with restoring teeth that are extremely discolored or worn down due to a number of issues including teeth grinding (bruxism).
Dental crowns are used in rectifying the issue of a tooth that has a severe cavity (tooth decay that cannot be fixed with a standard filling). Using these restoration options are great for the teeth in the back of the mouth, but can be used for the front if absolutely deemed necessary by the dentist.
Dental implants are a very popular tooth replacement option for someone with one or more missing teeth. Because the post in the implant is fastened on and is secured directly in the jawbone, the added health benefit of the jawbone being stimulated is helpful in detouring any jawbone deterioration.
When someone is missing a tooth, dentists typically recommend dental implants because of the above factor. Also, the implants are very easy to maintain and do not take getting used to like dentures. Because they are secured in the mouth, a person does not have to get used to how they feel or any movement. They are just like natural teeth and people will never know they are not the persons' real teeth unless they tell them!
For patients with teeth that need to be straightened, clear braces have become a leading solution. Because of being discreet, unlike big metal braces, these are an excellent choice for someone who does not want anyone knowing they have braces on.
Clear braces have also been found to not only be just as effective as metal braces, but the results are gained faster. However, it is highly important to wear clear braces as instructed by the dentist because not wearing the aligned enough will slow or mess up the process entirely.
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