Dental problems can come in many different forms. Sometimes these dental problems may be relatively minor, while other dental problems may be more complicated and more serious. One must also take into account that dental problems don’t come one at a time but often in combination with other dental problems. With all this in mind, it’s important that you take time to visit Orange County cosmetic dentist Dr. Dao Kim Pham-Nguyen to learn about your options for a full mouth reconstruction.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction essentially refers to a combination of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures that are used to restore the appearance of a smile and enhance a person’s overall dental health. When you come to our practice for an Orange County full mouth reconstruction, we’ll be sure to perform a full examination so we know the overall extent of your dental problem and how it can best be dealt with.
Good Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
The best candidates for full mouth reconstruction are people with multiple dental problems that affect their dental health as well as the appearance of their smiles. Generally the people with extremely complicated dental problems best benefit from undergoing a full mouth reconstruction. Let’s look at some of the different dental problems that full mouth reconstruction can address. Please note that this list is not all encompassing, but it should give you a decent idea of how a full mouth reconstruction can help you.
Dealing With Chips and Cracks
For chips and cracks on the teeth, the extent of the damage will determine the best option for treatment. Minor chips and cracks can be addressed through the use of tooth bonding and porcelain dental veneers. More serious chipping and cracking is best addressed through the use of inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Addressing Missing Teeth and Tooth Loss
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, there are various options to consider. Dentures and dental bridges can be quite effective for your needs, for instance. Though it’s also important to consider getting dental implants to hold removable dental restorations in place. These are artificial tooth roots which are surgically placed to hold dental restorations securely.
Dealing With Major Tooth Stains
For teeth that are stained, one of the best options to consider is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening will remove surface staining on a tooth and brighten a smile by up to seven shades. For more serious staining, porcelain veneers may be the best option for masking the discoloration.
Dealing With Complicated Dental Problems
Not all dental problem involve the teeth, of course. One treatment common in full mouth reconstructions if TMJ disorder treatment. This will address the issues of popping, clicking, and locking of the jaw that afflicts many people. Since TMJ disorders have many different causes, there are multiple treatments available to consider.
Learn More About Full Mouth Reconstructions
If you would like to learn more about options for full mouth reconstructions, be sure to contact our Orange cosmetic dentistry practice today. We look forward to meeting you in person.