When Is It Time For A Full-Mouth Reconstruction? [BLOG]
Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to find the right solution to a problem. If there’s a mess, you clean it up. If you run out of something you need, you go out and buy some more. Easy, right?
But we know that not all the problems we face in life come with such simple solutions. Some challenges are so great, knowing what to do about them can be incredibly overwhelming and intimidating.
That’s how many patients feel when faced with the decision of whether or not to get full-mouth reconstruction for their damaged smile. We know because we see it all the time here at the LANAP & Implant Center.
Small dental problems can usually be solved with simple restorative treatments. But if you’ve suffered from the effects of major issues like gum disease and tooth loss, it’s hard to know how to even begin rebuilding your smile. That’s where our team of trained specialists comes in!
Led by Dr. DiGiallorenzo, we have a diverse team of dental professionals who stay on the cutting edge to give patients the high-quality care they deserve. There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed by repairing your smile with help from our team.
Today, we thought we’d share some reasons our patients sought a full-mouth reconstruction and how it changed their lives for the better! We hope it helps you decide to take that next step and come in for a consultation with one of our caring professionals.
You Feel Self-Conscious About Your Smile
It’s so difficult to go through life feeling embarrassed about your appearance. Unless you want to live in solitude, you can’t avoid being around other people. Damaged or missing teeth will make you feel self-conscious, and that’s a heavy emotional burden to constantly carry around with you everywhere you go.
A full-mouth reconstruction can lift that burden by repairing damage to your teeth and replacing teeth you’ve lost because of things like tooth decay or gum disease. You deserve to be happy, and part of that can come from having a smile you can feel good about.
You’re Missing One, Or Several, Teeth
Even missing one tooth is enough to leave you embarrassed about your smile. But unfortunately, the damage caused by tooth loss goes far beyond your emotional health. It also puts you at risk for suffering more tooth loss in the future.
The reason is because of the jawbone deterioration that can happen as a result of losing a tooth. Due to lack of use, your body can resorb your jawbone and threaten the stability of the surrounding structure and cause your other teeth to become loose or fall out.
A full-mouth reconstruction would eliminate that threat by replacing your missing teeth for not only a more confident smile, but a healthier one for years to come!
Eating Has Become Painful
Eating isn’t just about nutrition. It’s supposed to be enjoyable, too! When you’re missing teeth or you have damage or infection affecting one or more teeth, what do you do? You probably avoid the pain by chewing on one side. Or maybe you have pain on both sides of your mouth that has made eating a downright painful chore.
To maintain a nutritious diet and to enjoy eating again, a full-mouth reconstruction is often the best solution. A healthy, strong, complete set of replacement teeth can turn a miserable meal into an enjoyable experience again!
You Don’t Want To Attend Another Event With An Unsightly Smile
For some patients, it’s an upcoming special event that finally inspires them to do something about their unsightly smile. Sometimes it’s a loved one’s upcoming marriage, a class reunion, or the professional opportunity they’ve been hoping for. Whatever the motivation, some people just decide once and for all that they don’t want to endure what should be a special time hiding in a corner because they don’t want to risk showing their teeth.
A full-mouth reconstruction can transform your smile so that you can be fully present at your upcoming event and truly enjoy it for what it is. You can also look back at all the photos you capture with a beautiful smile beaming back at you!
If you’re finally ready to do something about the damaged smile that’s been holding you back from your best life, then come see us right away! Call the LANAP & Implant Center today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.