Love Your Smile Again: Full-Mouth Reconstruction at Moorestown Dental Professionals
Restore Your Broken-Down Smile in Moorestown, New Jersey
When you’ve reached a point with your oral health where your teeth, gums, or jaw are giving you more trouble than not, it’s time to get help from your biomimetic restorative dentist. If you aren’t fond of the term “full-mouth reconstruction,” think of the series of procedures that restore your oral health as a smile makeover with a little something extra.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Whether you call it full-mouth reconstruction or full-mouth restoration, the term identifies a series of restorative, cosmetic, and neuromuscular procedures that work together to rebuild the foundation and appearance of your smile. The goal of full-mouth reconstruction is to create a fully functional set of teeth that look amazing. And the goal of your biomimetic dentist is to make these repairs in minimally invasive ways to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible.
Understanding the Customized Full-Mouth Repair Process
A full-mouth reconstruction does not need to fit a certain mold to be designated as a reconstruction. You may need gum disease treatment and dental implants. Or perhaps you need porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers. Maybe your restoration includes three procedures or five.
Each patient’s full-mouth reconstruction is completely customized. The one element that every restoration does share, however, is the repair or, if absolutely necessary, the replacement of many teeth. Full-mouth reconstructions are not done in a day – these procedures can be complex and typically take longer periods of time and several dental appointments to complete. It’s not hard to be patient for a beautiful new smile when you know the repairs will be done right and using biomimetic treatments that are most beneficial to your oral health and overall health and wellness.
Are You a Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Are you embarrassed by your teeth? Do you hide your mouth behind your hand? Do you not speak at all because you’d rather not draw attention to your broken-down smile? Answering yes to any of these questions makes you viable candidate for discussing full-mouth reconstruction with your Moorestown dentist.
If you are experiencing even one of the following symptoms, you should discuss a comprehensive treatment plan with your biomimetic dentist:
- Tooth pain
- Chronic jaw pain
- Missing teeth
- Loose teeth
- Gum disease
- Worn teeth
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Frequent headaches
- A clicking or popping jaw
- Bleeding gums
When you are incredibly self-conscious about your smile, you may drag your feet about seeing an expert for help. Don’t be shy about presenting your problems to your biomimetic dentist. They have seen it all – and that’s a good thing. Experience counts when it comes to full-mouth reconstruction. You want someone who can recognize problems for what they are, and make the best repair suggestions so the integrity of the rest of your smile is not disturbed.
For example, worn down teeth may be the result of a misaligned bite, which can also lead to difficulties with chewing, which can result in jaw pain, neck pain, and headaches. The solutions for these problems could be neuromuscular, or you may need braces. The options are many.
A biomimetic dentist will not only repair the problem, they will
discover the source of the issue and fix that too.
Common Procedures Performed During Full-Mouth Restorations
There are many options when it comes to repairing your smile with full-mouth reconstruction. Your biomimetic dentist will discuss all viable treatments for your individual needs and, together, you will settle on the best course of action to get your smile back in working condition.
Here are some of the most common procedures performed during full-mouth reconstruction:
- Dental implants: While the goal is always to retain as many natural teeth as possible, there are some teeth that are beyond repair and have already been lost or must be extracted. In these cases, dental implants are the best solution because they stimulate the jawbone and provide a secure foundation for a prosthetic, natural-looking tooth.
- Dental onlays: The conservative way to repair a healthy but damaged tooth, dental onlays are applied to the tooth over and over to build up a new tooth, eliminating the need for a crown or an extraction.
- Tooth-colored fillings: You don’t want to be existing with toxic mercury in your mouth. Tooth-colored fillings take the place of amalgam silver fillings, giving you a healthier smile and one that looks far more natural.
- Pinhole surgical technique: Gum recession is an unsightly problem, and the common belief is that it’s painful to reverse this issue. Not so with the pinhole surgical technique that gently repositions the gum where it belongs, eliminating the need for gum grafts.
- Teeth whitening: Sure, it’s a cosmetic dentistry treatment, but teeth whitening is often the icing on the cake that perfects a smile, making it bright and stunning.
- Porcelain veneers: When your smile has been cleaned up, especially if gum disease therapy was necessary, it’s time to make it look gorgeous again. Biomimetic porcelain veneers correct multiple cosmetic issues at once, while creating a natural-looking smile.
Porcelain crowns, dental bridges, and even orthodontics and sleep apnea treatment can be included in full-mouth reconstruction. The goal is to get your smile back in working order so that you look great and feel great again.
Ultimately, undergoing full-mouth reconstruction provides you with better dental health and greater confidence. Choose experts who have turned broken-down smiles and poor oral health into revitalized, healthy mouths and stunning white smiles. Contact biomimetic dentists Dr. Donna Rush-Esmail and Dr. Ahmed Esmail at Moorestown Dental Professionals to make your consultation appointment.