- April 26, 2017
It not uncommon to have some problems with your teeth. Cavities are the most common, but you can also get chips, gum disease, and even lose some teeth. If it’s just one problem, it’s not a big deal — you get the one treatment. But what do you do when you have several dental problems at the same time?
Call us today at our Collegeville, PA dental office (610-228-4366) or our Williamsport, PA dental office (570-505-6908) and schedule your initial consultation for a full-mouth reconstruction. Our dentists have the right mix of training and experience to use several restorative dentistry treatments to make your smile healthy again.
A Plan To Restore Your Smile
The order in which you do things is important. If you’re going to paint the walls in your home, it doesn’t make sense to do that before you repair any holes in them. You’d just ruin a great paint job.
That’s true with dentistry. If you need a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, doing so before taking care of gum disease could be a bad decision. Then there are times when you need a treatment (like a bone graft) done first to make another treatment (like a dental implant) successful.
That’s why a full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive plan to restore your smile. It starts with a consultation with one of our dentists. You can talk about what’s bother you and how you want your smile to be when all is said and done. Then our team will thoroughly examine your teeth, including digital imaging.
Finally, you’ll work together with our team to decide what restorative dentistry treatments will help your smile be how you want it to be.
Parts Of A Full-Mouth Reconstruction
While there are many treatments that can be part of your plan, here are some of the more common ones.
Not much stands out like a gap in your smile because you lost a tooth. But it’s more than a cosmetic issue. Without that tooth in the space, your other teeth can become misaligned and crooked. It can be easier to get cavities and gum disease problems in that space as well.
Dental implants are as close to getting your old tooth back as is possible. It includes an artificial root implanted in your jawbone. Then a beautiful replacement tooth is connected to that root. Dental implants normally last 20 years or longer.
LANAP PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATMENT
Gum disease is a serious problem. It starts out as a little blood after you’re done brushing and flossing. If left untreated, it could lead to jawbone loss and even lost teeth. Because it’s a bacterial infection, it can even spread the infection to other parts of your body.
Because our dentists remain highly trained, our Pennsylvania dental offices can offer LANAP nonsurgical gum disease treatments. It uses a special dental laser that gently eliminates infected gum tissues while leaving the healthy tissue alone.
GUM AND BONE GRAFTS
A healthy mouth is much more than just teeth. You also need to take care of your gums and the bone holding onto your teeth. Gum disease can make your gums recede from your teeth, exposing too much of the enamel. You can also lose some of your bone tissue in your jawbone due to disease or tooth loss.
Thankfully, our dentists know how to help. Gum grafts can place healthy gum tissues atop your teeth so they’re better protected — and so your smile has the right balance between tooth and gum. Bone grafts are perfect for strengthening your jawbone, especially if you’re going to get a dental implant.
Chips, cracks, and other imperfections simply do not look good. But as with missing a tooth, there are dental health problems as well. These are weak spots in your enamel, and the damage can get worse over the years as you keep using those teeth to chew.
That’s where dental crowns can come to the rescue. They are caps shaped and colored to look like healthy teeth. Once our dentists carefully place them over damaged teeth, those imperfections are hidden, and the tooth is made stronger.
Call our Collegeville, PA dental office (610-228-4366) or our Williamsport, PA dental office (570-505-6908) today for a full-mouth reconstruction. You deserve a smile that’s healthy and strong, and thanks to our dentists’ training and experience, that’s exactly what you can get with a full-mouth reconstruction.