Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post from the Durham Dental Group describes cosmetic dentistry, and is for those whose mouths are in a world of hurt.
First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental troubles influence you every day of your life.
Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.
Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the stunning smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that impact your life?
Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that occurs when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.
Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures that restore a smile for people with multiple damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, dental implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and teeth whitening.
Dental implants are usually the best tooth replacement for those with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a strong foundation for the abutment and crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth, in both form and function.
Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can fix a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.
Durham Dental Group offers a full menu of cosmetic dentistry procedures to meet every need. We have extended and weekend hours, too, for the busiest schedules. Call our office today to set up an appointment.
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