Can Full-Mouth Reconstruction Restore Worn-Down Teeth?
Dr. Mohamad El-Kheir and Dr. Matthew Gemp understand that a healthy, beautiful smile can help patients reap life-changing rewards. For one, our teeth are the first thing many people notice about us. And a stunning smile can make a lasting first impression.
It can also improve one’s self-confidence, fixing the chips, cracks, decay, and inevitable wear and tear that impart an unseemly appearance and may keep us from flashing our brightest grins. Multiple other problems may abound, including dental misalignment, weakness, an improper bite, or everyday discomfort.
Fortunately, a full-mouth reconstruction can correct all these issues while providing a cosmetic transformation. To find out how we can help in Houston, TX, contact us at Evolution Dentistry.
What is a full-mouth reconstruction?
A full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive procedure that extends beyond cosmetic concerns. It aims to strengthen not only the teeth but also to improve the health and function of the gums, jawbone, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Dental problems may have a deeper root cause, such as in the jawbone. Some candidates for reconstructive services may need to undergo a procedure to strengthen the jawbone, as it may not have the necessary density or robustness to support a restoration. Alternatively, gum health is another critical factor. In these cases, we can also provide a gum graft or bone graft procedure to treat and strengthen the dental tissues, allowing an improved “infrastructure” for further corrective care.
The exact statistics vary, but over 100 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Some of these individuals could best be served by a full-mouth reconstruction, including those who are missing several teeth, need multiple replacements, or have numerous fillings that require attention.
Can a full-mouth reconstruction restore worn-down teeth?
Additionally, there are many other reasons to pursue this comprehensive treatment. For example, countless individuals have teeth with unaesthetic or health-draining issues, such as cracks, chips, or decay. Widespread decay and damage could necessitate a full-mouth reconstruction, especially for individuals whose dental damage is caused by the constant wear and tear associated with aging, daily living, or a condition such as bruxism, otherwise known as chronic tooth grinding.
A full-mouth reconstruction can also help those with a genetically derived condition, such as abnormally small teeth (amelogenesis imperfecta) or translucent teeth (dentinogenesis imperfecta), or those who naturally have missing teeth (ectodermal dysplasia).
Reconstruction may also be a better option than replacing older dental work. It has the added benefit of improving overall oral aesthetics and function for patients struggling with a bad bite, dental misalignment, or daily discomfort. Such issues can also degrade the teeth and gums to the point that they cause unaesthetic problems like sunken cheeks. But a full-mouth reconstruction can provide potentially life-changing internal and external cosmetic (and functional) transformation.
Reconstruct your smile for better aesthetics and function
At Evolution Dentistry, we’re excited to provide you and your loved ones with a spectrum of services. No matter what issues you face, a full-mouth reconstruction could be just the comprehensive, smile-transforming option to transform your dental health.
Unaesthetic woes and functional issues can be a thing of the past if you contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohamad El-Kheir or Dr. Matthew Gemp in Houston, TX.