If your teeth are breaking down, dental work is deteriorating, and you have pain along with an unsightly smile, it’s time to start thinking about full-mouth reconstruction. Your teeth will not correct themselves – dental intervention is necessary to correct what’s wrong. A personalized plan for a new smile is often labor-intensive, but the result is always healthy, strong, beautiful teeth.
Starting Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Full-mouth reconstruction is a collection of advanced restorative dentistry procedures that fix whatever is broken in your mouth. Not sure you’re a candidate for this type of dental care? If you’re dealing with any of the following issues, you fit right in:
- Damage: Missing, broken, or loose teeth.
- Infection: Bleeding gums, a sign of gum disease.
- Deterioration: Worn teeth or dental work.
- Pain: Chronic discomfort in the mouth or jaw.
- Impaired functionality: Altered speech or difficulty eating.
- Poor confidence: Embarrassment about your smile.
The solution to what’s wrong with your smile depends on your unique oral health problems. Some common treatments used to address the above issues include:
- Gum disease treatment: Rebuild the foundation of a healthy smile before any other dental work begins.
- Dental implants: Replace missing teeth and their roots permanently.
- Porcelain crowns: Cover and rebuild broken-down teeth or loose and broken restorations.
- Root canal therapy: Correct a deeply infected tooth and immediately stop pain.
Beautify with Cosmetic Dentistry
Once worn-out teeth are strong, sturdy, and working properly, once your mouth feels good and is pain-free, it’s time to begin implementing appropriate cosmetic dentistry techniques to beautify your new smile. Some of the most common procedures that follow full-mouth reconstruction include:
- Teeth whitening: Take your natural tooth enamel and transform it with powerful professional teeth whitening.
- Porcelain veneers: Once the pain and deterioration have been addressed, perfect your teeth with the most powerful cosmetic dentistry treatment. Veneers deliver a straight, flawless smile.
- Tooth–colored fillings: Composite fillings fill cavities but also correct small cosmetic problems or eliminate surface decay. Teeth look natural after these repairs since the material is color-matched to your tooth enamel.
Maintain with Customized Care
The last thing you want to do is end up with more oral health problems after investing in full-mouth reconstruction. Some of the best ways to keep your mouth in good condition are through:
- Regular dental visits: Get teeth cleanings, dental exams, and x-rays to ensure that your smile is still healthy and there is no trace of gum disease or other oral health problems.
- Night guard: A customized night guard is recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth. This habit likely led to the original deterioration and can do so again, even through sturdy dental work.
Get NYC Full-Mouth Reconstruction from Dr. Michael J. Wei
Full-mouth reconstruction sounds like a long haul, but it doesn’t have to be an extensive series of treatments. The sooner you see your dentist and the more willing you are to take care of your smile, the easier corrections and beautification will be. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei at his Midtown Manhattan office and find out what’s right for you.