What to Expect from a NYC Full-Mouth Reconstruction

The goal behind NYC full-mouth reconstruction is to repair teeth and gums using a series of restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and neuromuscular procedures. There is no one-size-fits-all equation – these treatments are customized to each patient to deliver a healthy, strong, beautiful smile makeover that works well and looks amazing.

Reasons for Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstruction is needed when your oral health prevents you from enjoying your daily life because of pain, discomfort, difficulty eating, or embarrassment. There are many potential reasons a person might need full-mouth reconstruction, including:

  • Worn-out teeth: The years take a toll on everyone’s teeth. The longer you live, the longer your teeth must bite and chew. Enamel erosion, cracked teeth, deteriorating dental work, and more are all signs of worn-out teeth.
  • Trauma: Accidents, sporting injuries, and any blow to the mouth can degrade teeth and oral health overall, leading to more serious and complex problems that require multiple dental procedures to repair.
  • Gum disease: Gum disease progresses slowly but it is a problem as soon as it develop in the gingivitis stage. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause loose teeth and, eventually, lost teeth. Replacing these missing teeth and wiping away gum disease is critical to effectively restore oral health.
  • Weak teeth: Some people simply have weak tooth enamel, which makes them incredibly susceptible to oral health problems like tooth decay, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, and more.
  • Bad habits: One of the worst habits that a person can have is grinding their teeth. Without intervention like a customized nightguard, this sleep bruxism problem can lead to jaw pain, chronic headaches, and other oral health and physical problems.

Restorative Dentistry Treatments for a Worn-Out Smile

There are many restorative dentistry procedures that can transform a worn-out smile. Depending on the problems you’re experiencing, any or several of the following treatments may be right for you:

  • Dental implants: Replace missing teeth permanently
  • Tooth-colored fillings: Repairs decayed, damaged, and unsightly teeth
  • TMJ treatment: Get fitted for a customized oral appliance to stop teeth grinding and clenching
  • Root canal therapy: Eliminate infection within the root of a tooth and stop pain

Full-mouth reconstruction isn’t only about correcting damage, decay, and deterioration, it’s also about beautifying a smile once the foundation is there to support it. This happens through personalized cosmetic dentistry treatments such as:

  • Porcelain veneers: Thin porcelain shields cover imperfections on certain teeth and beautifies them
  • Teeth whitening: Powerful professional-grade bleaching significantly whitens tooth enamel
  • Invisalign: Healthy teeth are straightened discreetly with clear aligners
  • Porcelain crowns: Cover weak, damaged, compromised, or unsightly teeth with a sturdy cap
  • Laser gum lift: Reveals more tooth enamel and eliminates excess gum tissue

Get a NYC Full-Mouth Smile Makeover

A successful NYC full-mouth reconstruction takes time. The procedures typically involve upper and lower jaws. The issues addressed by restorative dentistry are about what’s happening within your smile and below your teeth, not just their cosmetic appearance. The entire process can take several months to complete, but it’s a journey with permanent results that are worth the wait. If you’re uncomfortable because of your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei at his Midtown dental office or submit a Smile Virtual request online.