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…
How Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Help Your Mouth Health
Full mouth reconstruction involves a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s mouth to identify where adjustments can be made to give them the best possible smile. Aside from aesthetic perks, full mouth reconstruction also addresses existing oral health issues, improve functionality and prevents disease and tooth loss.
It should be reminded to people that full mouth reconstruction is not a one session fix. They usually take some time and consists of numerous procedures, but in the end, they are worth it for the patient and obtaining the results they desire.
Full mouth reconstruction procedures
For cavities in the mouth, the dentist will place fillings to prevent further tooth decay and infection.
Inlays and Onlays
For the molars and premolars that are far beyond the repairing powers of fillings, inlays and onlays provide much more support to enhance their functionality.
For damaged teeth, crowns can be placed to improve the appearance, provide support and prevent further damage.
For gaps between teeth, bridges are a great option to improve the appearance of the teeth while enhancing functionality.
Dentures allow persons with missing teeth to benefit from improved speech and eating, a better smile and a boost in self-confidence.
This invasive procedure involved the surgical placement of titanium posts into the jaw. This aspect helps in anchoring dentures and crowns to the mouth and eliminates the risk of slippage.
Jaw bone atrophy is no longer a significant concern as bone grafting can address this issue. This will restore tooth mass that was lost and make patients eligible for dental implants
Getting a full mouth reconstruction will provide several benefits that will take the mind off the cost. Here are a few:
- Full mouth reconstruction includes the restoration and replacement of damaged and missing teeth. When this is achieved, the smile will improve, and the patient will benefit from a boost in their confidence
- Replacing missing teeth also prevents the other teeth from shifting out of their positions. Gaps and spaces are also removed which could have fostered the build-up of food particles and debris
- Full mouth reconstruction aims to improve the functionality of the mouth. Once this is done, functions such as eating and speaking are restored or enhanced
- The jawbone is regenerated which promotes bone tissue regrowth, and this also prevent further bone loss
- Tooth decay is stopped in its tracks by fillings, inlays, and onlays. This also avoids the need for a root canal or an extraction
- Gum disease is also prevented and treated by using laser dentistry or periodontal therapy
- Bite restoration prevents the development of more severe conditions such as bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
It is important to note that what works for one person might not necessarily be what is right for another. For instance, if one patient’s mouth is restored by getting fillings and whitening, this does not necessarily mean that that is what another should expect regarding procedure and cost. A consultation with a dentist is required to determine the best course of action for each patient.
Say goodbye to gum disease and tooth decay and hello to a beautiful and healthy smile. Your smile is something you should be proud of so, take the necessary steps to make it so. Contact us today and we can answer any additional questions you may have.
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