A full mouth reconstruction is more than just a cosmetic “smile makeover”; it’s an opportunity to restore the health, function and beauty of your teeth, jaws and bite. It can also help you breathe easier, eat more comfortably and boost your self-confidence.
How do you reconstruct a smile?
Our team starts with a detailed evaluation of the oral structures and periodontal (gum) tissue. This includes a set of comprehensive x-rays that assist with diagnosing tooth decay, bone loss and other issues. We then create a treatment plan to correct all problems and achieve your goals for a healthy smile.
Dental reconstruction are a popular treatment for replacing missing teeth. A titanium screw is surgically inserted into the jaw and then a connecting piece called an abutment, which supports a fabricated crown, is attached to the implant site. The new tooth is a permanent replacement that looks, feels and functions like your natural teeth. Implants prevent complications that often arise from missing teeth, such as bone loss and shifting of surrounding teeth. They are placed by specialist oral surgeons or periodontists.
If the area where a new tooth is needed has insufficient bone present, a procedure known as “sinus augmentation” can be performed to add more height to the existing sinus floor and thus increase the amount of available bone for an implant. Then a single or two-stage surgery can be done to place the implant and allow it to heal. A temporary prosthesis can be worn during this time if necessary.