You feel like your teeth are falling apart. Your old fillings are cracking, gums are receding, stains are everywhere, and your mouth just hurts. You’re embarrassed by how your teeth look and sometimes worry about what could happen when you’re biting, chewing, or speaking. When your smile is deteriorating, it’s time to find out how restorative dentistry can help.
Realize That You Need Help for Your Smile
If you really want to get a healthier smile, you must accept that things aren’t going to change on their own. When your teeth and gums have broken down to the point that you’re experiencing pain and seeing your teeth or past dental work begin to crumble, that’s a major sign that you need help, immediately.
There is plenty of room for “I told you so” or “You should have” statements if you have poor oral health, but that kind of blame doesn’t do any good. The reality is this: Your teeth are in trouble, and your Manhattan restorative dentist has the tools to fix them.
Do You Need Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction is a multi-procedure smile makeover that focuses on the rehabilitation of broken-down teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Undergoing full-mouth restoration can include restorative dentistry procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry procedures and neuromuscular treatment, such as:
- Dental implants: If you have missing teeth or you are facing extraction because of poor oral health, dental implants are an amazing restoration that fill in the holes left behind when teeth are absent. The implant replaces the tooth root and a prosthetic tooth looks natural and completes your smile.
- Gum disease treatment: If your gums are bleeding, red, swollen, or your teeth are loose, you are showing signs of serious periodontal disease. Aggressive treatment is necessary to correct this problem and prevent it from reoccurring. Cleaning up your gums is the only way to get a strong foundation again so your mouth is ready for restorations and cosmetic improvements.
- TMJ therapy: Many dental problems stem from problems with the TMJ or misalignment. Therapy, neuromuscular treatment, night guards, and other measures address this issue to prevent your jaw and TMJ from wreaking havoc on the rest of your mouth, and to give you relief from the discomfort of jaw pain.
- Root canal therapy: When a tooth is deeply infected and the problem is in the roots, root canal therapy can clean out the trouble so you can keep your natural tooth and avoid extraction.
- Tooth crowns: Porcelain tooth crowns are used for many reasons: to cover a tooth that has undergone root canal, to serve as anchors for a dental bridge, and to conceal, strengthen, and beautify a broken-down tooth so it can do the work it was meant to do.
The best news of all when it comes to full-mouth reconstruction and all the procedures that fall under that umbrella, is that dental restorations can easily be considered cosmetic restorations too. There are no longer any dental procedures that leave you with solutions, but unsightly ones. Whatever restorations your teeth require, they will do the hard work and look beautiful.
Get Rid of Broken-Down Teeth and Mouth Pain
If you want to be free of pain, discomfort, and broken-down teeth, working with your Midtown dentist to come up with a long-term plan for correcting your oral health problems is known as full-mouth reconstruction.
It doesn’t matter how old you are. If your smile is in poor condition from years of missed dental care, trauma or accident, or other health conditions, you can do something about it. You can go from a smile filled with broken-down, missing, misshapen, or downright ugly teeth to a beautiful, white, healthy, stunning smile – and a mouth that is comfortable with every smile.
Schedule your appointment with Midtown cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael J. Wei at his Madison Avenue dental office.