Dental Problems and Conditions That Can Be Corrected with Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dental problems can take many forms, some of which may be more serious than others. This is why it's so important to meet with a skilled dentist. By meeting with a cosmetic and restorative dentist, you will learn about all of the treatment options available for various dental problems and which of these may be best for you and your needs.
Let's take a moment to go over the basics of full mouth reconstruction treatment. We'll then look at the various treatment options out there to address common dental problems that full mouth reconstruction patients face.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is a combination of multiple dental care treatments that are designed to restore the overall health and wellness of the patient's teeth, gums, jaw joint, and so on. These tend to be most ideal for patients who have suffered serious issues with their overall dental health and wellness.
Solutions for Tooth Decay and Tooth Damage
When it comes to tooth decay and tooth damage, there are different kinds of restorations that can meet your needs. These include dental fillings, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns. The best restoration for you will depend on the extent of the tooth decay or tooth damage.
Solutions for Tooth Loss/Replacement
When a patient is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, the primary concern is always restoring the function of the patient's teeth as well as overall aesthetics. A common solution is to use dental bridges or dentures.
Another option that has been gaining in popularity over the years is the use of implant dentistry. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. These artificial roots are surgically embedded in the jawbone and gum tissue in the area of the tooth gaps.
Solutions for Periodontal Problems
The gums are often neglected with regard to their overall impact on dental health and appearance, but they make a major impact on both. Full mouth reconstruction treatment has a number of ways to address gum disease and gum recession. For the former, we have plenty of options to get the gum infection under control; for the latter, there are grafting surgeries that rebuild and restore the gumline with ease.
Solutions for Serious Malocclusion
Crooked teeth aren't just unsightly, they can also be the cause of major discomfort and serious dental problems. This is why orthodontic care and other sorts of therapies designed to improve dental alignment are a crucial part of a full mouth reconstruction.
Solutions for Jaw Joint Disorders
You have likely heard the term “TMJ disorder” before, which refers to the clicking, locking, popping, and grinding of the jaw joint. There are plenty of options out there to consider to deal with jaw joint disorders of all kinds. We will identify the cause of the TMJ disorder and then use the latest therapies to address symptoms and improve overall wellness in the process.
Additional Options for Other Complex Dental Health Problems
There are plenty of other treatments out there to consider for other advanced dental health issues. During your consultation with our team, we will determine how to best address your various dental health needs.
Learn More About Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you suffer from serious dental health issues and would like to learn more about full mouth reconstruction treatment, it's important that you contact our Albuquerque, New Mexico restorative dental care practice today. During your consultation with Dr. Tim Kelly, you will be able to learn more about all of your options for advanced dental care and which treatment or combination of treatments may be most ideal for your needs.