- May 16, 2017
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re faced with so many things at once. Even when the task that lies ahead will result in a joyous occasion like a wedding, or a much needed home renovation, putting all the pieces together from the ground up can make you feel like giving up before you’ve even started!
Facing multiple dental problems at once can have the same effect on you. When you have all kinds of issues like missing teeth, chips, breaks, or gum health problems and are in need of a full-mouth reconstruction, it can be tough to know exactly where to start.
That’s not the case when you call Amber Dental in Sterling Heights, MI. Dr. Ardelean and our highly skilled team will thoroughly discuss your options for a full-mouth reconstruction so you can feel completely comfortable and confident in the action plan.
While you wait for your appointment, you can keep reading about the process and how it helps you reclaim your smile, your health, and your life!
Deconstructing A Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Sometimes, your teeth need repair. Any procedure that’s done to make such repairs falls under what’s known as restorative dentistry. For a cavity, for example, you get a dental filling. For a tooth that’s damaged because of decay or some type of athletic injury to the mouth, you might need a root canal or dental crown.
Any of these problems aren’t that big of a deal as long as they’re isolated events. When you have multiple dental problems that require attention, however, it can be more daunting. To begin the process of making the necessary repairs to restore your smile’s beauty and function, you need to have a plan.
You wouldn’t start with a teeth whitening treatment, for example, if you’re showing the early signs of gum disease. It’d be a waste of time and money. At Amber Dental, we’ll give you a thorough examination so we can make sure all steps in the treatment plan are going to happen in the proper order to maximize your time with us.
That’s why the plan comes first with a full-mouth reconstruction. It’s a comprehensive strategy that you and Dr. Ardelean can lay out together according to your smile goals and budget.
It Can Involve A Variety Of Possible Treatments
The different stages of the treatment plan is going to be individualized to suit your needs and goals, so naturally, it will be different for everyone. Here are a few of the procedures that might be included:
DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES
If your teeth are chipped, cracked, broken, or even if you have a cavity that’s too large for a standard filling, you may need dental crowns or bridges, which are natural-looking dental restorations that cover your damaged tooth (or teeth) securely and protect them from any further damage. They blend in with the landscape of your mouth, so to speak, because they look just like natural teeth.
Dentures are worn over the gums in cases where you have too many missing teeth for crowns or bridges. It makes more sense to have dentures, which can provide you with many, or even a full set, of replacements. This restores your smile and helps you regain much of the function you lost.
Veneers are a marvel of modern dentistry. This multipurpose option involves a thin but very durable outer shell that’s bonded to a flawed or damaged tooth. A dental veneer looks as natural as your other healthy teeth, but it covers any imperfections and protects it from any further damage, much like crowns do. Because it looks great but also shields a tooth from future harm, it can serve a cosmetic and restorative function.
When it comes to modern tooth replacement options, dental implants are where it’s at! Dr. Ardelean can take a close look at the current condition of your jawbone and what your particular oral health needs are and determine if you’re a viable candidate for implants. They are placed into your jawbone, acting as an artificial root that attaches to your natural bone and encourages new growth. A restoration is secured onto the implant, and it’s as if you have a completely healthy, naturally functioning tooth in its place once again!
As we said before, the process of a full-mouth reconstruction is different for everyone, but the end result will be the same, which is a newly reclaimed, beautiful, healthy, fully functioning smile you deserve!