March 25, 2017
Have you ever watched one of those home flipping programs on TV? You know, where someone buys a house that is uninhabitable in the hopes of fixing it so it can be sold for a profit? There’s always a walk-through with a contractor who is able to lay out what improvements are needed and make recommendations for the best materials to use and the order to tackle the tasks.
At the end of the episode, the refurbished house is revealed and it’s a stunning showcase.
Would it surprise you to know that there are things that the dentists at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX can do to bring the same kind of transformation to your smile?
Fixing The Problems
A full-mouth reconstruction is not something that is done just for cosmetic reasons. If one of the Davenport Dental Group dentists recommend a full-mouth reconstruction it’s because it’s something you need.
Full-mouth reconstruction usually involves procedures like crowns and bridges, gum treatment, repositioning of teeth, endodontic treatments, or teeth replacement.
What The Problems Might Be
Some of the problems that might call for a full-mouth reconstruction are:
- You’ve lost teeth due to decay or trauma.
- You have pain in your jaw or head due to a bite problem.
- You have teeth that are fractured or injured.
- Your teeth are worn as a result of teeth-grinding or acid erosion.
What Does the Process Include?
Treatment will vary for everyone. But here are some of the areas that we will check when you come in for a consultation:
- Teeth. We’ll check your teeth and make note of any decay, cracks, tooth wear, or tooth movement. This will help us determine what restorative procedures will be needed. Those procedures could include full-coverage crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, or dental implants.
- Gums. If your gums are unhealthy, it can cause a host of problems with your smile. We’ll check your gums for deep pockets (where bacteria can hide), too much gum tissue or not enough gum tissue, periodontal disease, and any bone irregularities.
- Bite. A stable bite is important to your overall oral health. If your bite is off, you might require orthodontics or some type of night guard to correct any occlusions before we go any further.
- Appearance. In a full-mouth reconstruction, the way your teeth appear in relation to your gums, lips, and mouth is also an important factor.
Most full-mouth transformations will involve multiple visits to our office. When you come in to see us, we will discuss with you any recommendations we have. These might include:
Periodontal care: If you have gum disease and it’s fairly advanced, we can do a couple of things. If you are only in the early stages of gum disease, a routine cleaning procedure may be all that you need to get rid of the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth. We recommend scheduling regular visits to our office to catch gum disease in its earliest stages.
If your gum disease is more advanced, we will recommend a deep-cleaning procedure that includes scaling and root planing. This will remove the bacteria and buildup from underneath your gums in the areas of your mouth that a routine cleaning can’t reach. It’s a simple and painless procedure that is usually effective for most mild or moderate cases of gum disease.
Contouring of gum tissue. This is done in order to achieve balance in your smile.
Orthodontics. This is to move your teeth into the best position.
Placement of permanent restorations. These include crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays, or onlays.
Implants. If you have missing teeth, we may recommend dental implants.
Just as a contractor can walk you through the changes needed to restore a house to its former function and beauty, Davenport Dental Group can help you get your smile back.
If you want to ease some dental pain or give yourself a smile that you can be proud of, come in for a consultation at Davenport Dental Group. We have the talent and the technology to give you a brand new smile and a brand new lease on life. Call us at one of our two offices to set up an appointment:
You can also use our convenient online form.