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Full Mouth Reconstruction: Five Ways Your Dentist Can Rebuild Your Smile

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — allhappysmiles @ 6:45 pm
Woman smiling after receiving full mouth reconstruction.

Your smile is one of the first things that people will notice about you—so knowing that your teeth look stunning can go a long way towards making great first impressions and boosting your overall confidence. But if you feel like your smile needs a little bit of work to get to where it needs to be, don’t fret—your situation isn’t hopeless at all thanks to a handy process known as full mouth reconstruction. As the name implies, your dentist can use a combination of treatments and techniques to enhance and rebuild your smile as needed. Here’s more about five options that are often utilized during full mouth reconstruction to deliver life-changing results.

1. Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are protective caps that are used to restore the normal function and appearance to teeth that have sustained damage. They can be made from a mixture of metals, porcelain, or a combination of both—but the porcelain ones look very natural. Crowns are often suggested for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, fractured or chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or even discolored teeth.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have several applications—all of which ultimately improve the appearance of your smile! Your dentist can bond thin sheets of dental porcelain to the outer surfaces of your teeth, immediately improving their appearance. Veneers can be applied to one or multiple teeth and can address all sorts of aesthetic issues, making them one of the go-to treatment options for patients desiring better-looking teeth.

3. Bridges

Dental bridges have been successfully used for several years to replace missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the space (they can replace one to four missing teeth in a row) are given crowns, and then the bridge is attached to cover the gap. Although, since they’re anchored to abutment teeth, patients must have good oral health in order to benefit from dental bridges.

4. Dentures

Dentures are another excellent option for replacing missing teeth, and there are a few different types of dentures based on the patient’s needs. Partial dentures fit like puzzle pieces inside the mouth exactly where they’re needed and are secured with small attachments. Full dentures are used to replace either all of the upper or lower teeth, and they rely on suction, adhesives, and careful muscle control to stay in place. And implant dentures are secured via dental implants for a stronger, interlocking connection.

5. Dental Implants

Perhaps the best available option for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone where they’ll fuse with it in a process called osseointegration. This ensures that they remain stable for the long run so that you can reap a lifetime of awesome benefits! Dental implants replace your teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality, and don’t impose any dietary restrictions whatsoever once they’ve fully healed. They’re beneficial for your long-term oral health and provide you with a dazzling new smile, making them an excellent option for truly upgrading your pearly whites.

About the Author

Dr. Mamata Ponnaganti has proudly served patients and families in the Westchase and Clearwater areas for several years. Dr. Ponnaganti received her dental doctorate from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and is a member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry. If you have any questions about full mouth reconstruction or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact Dr. Ponnaganti through her practice’s website or by phone: (813) 818-4520.

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