You know those reality TV shows where an expert in organization visits a person’s home and helps them get rid of all the clutter that’s weighing them down? It’s really impressive to watch these experts attack each room, one by one, until all the clutter is cleared away.
One of the reasons it’s so awe-inspiring to many of us is that having to clean a room that’s literally filled from floor to ceiling with junk is such an overwhelming task. Where in the world do you start?! On these shows, the expert will usually start by completely emptying the room. Then they go through the painstaking task of sorting each item that was brought from the room and talking with the homeowner about the item, its purpose, and whether or not it’s something they should keep or toss.
Easier said than done, right? Perhaps. But it’s quite common to feel overwhelmed when faced with a problem. As we learn from shows like this, any problem can be resolved as long as you have a plan.
That’s how a full-mouth reconstruction starts at Beck Dental Care in Columbia, TN.
Designing The Right Treatment Plan
There are all sorts of restorative dentistry options available to you that will help repair damaged teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth because of an accident or injury, or an oral health issue such as decay or gum disease, a dental restoration can fix the problem.
A full-mouth reconstruction requires a more comprehensive plan for repair. It usually involves series of restorative and cosmetic treatments. At Beck Dental Care, we will discuss with you all your options, and together, we will design the right plan to solve your dental problems that are based on your individual needs and goals.
This will not only ensure you are aware of each step of the process, but it will also help you feel completely comfortable with all that’s involved in helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
What Treatments Does A Full-Mouth Reconstruction Include?
A full-mouth reconstruction is going to vary from patient to patient. However, there are some procedures commonly associated with this kind of process:
DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES
Some of the most frequently relied upon dental restorations are dental crowns and bridges. A crown is a tooth-colored cap that covers a damaged tooth that protects it from further wear in a natural-looking way. A bridge is sometimes required to secure a dental crown on both sides of the damaged tooth.
If you have a cavity that’s too large for a regular filling, or if you have a tooth that’s cracked or chipped, dental crowns and bridges are a great way to restore the look and function of that tooth. Someone in need of a full-mouth reconstruction could possibly need to include crowns and bridges into their treatment plan.
A damaged tooth will only get worse over time if it’s not repaired. This could lead to oral health complications down the road. Along with that, a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth just looks bad. That’s where dental veneers can help significantly. Veneers are becoming more and more popular in the field of dentistry because they can serve both a cosmetic and a restorative function. They protect your damaged teeth from further problems, and they also look natural and beautiful. So they repair and beautify your smile.
A revolutionary tooth replacement option gaining popularity in dentistry is the dental implant. Dental implants are placed into your jawbone where your missing tooth used to be. They are like an artificial root that attaches to your bone to help maintain the structural integrity of your face and the rest of your remaining, healthy teeth. They are tremendously successful and effective in restoring not only the appearance of your smile, but the function. Dental implants are incredibly strong and long-lasting, which is what makes them a great option in tooth replacement.
Dentures are usually a practical choice for someone who is missing several teeth. Whereas dental crowns and bridges make sense as a way to replace one or two teeth, dentures are considered when you need several replacements at once. But dentures aren’t for everyone simply because they require more maintenance and aren’t as strong as implants.
Fortunately, you can find durable denture solutions at Beck Dental Care. We offer implant-supported and implant-retained dentures that will help you smile and eat with confidence because they won’t shift around, thanks to their secure attachment to dental implants.
These are just a few of the procedures typically involved in full-mouth reconstructions. To find out more about how our highly trained team at Beck Dental Care can help bring back your smile, schedule an examination with us so we can discuss your options.