If you have flawed, imperfect, damaged, or even missing teeth, it’s impossible to feel like smiling. You’re embarrassed by it, for one thing. But worse than that, you probably feel like it’s just something you have to accept. What could possibly be done about it?
Well, a lot, actually! When you call Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD in Salt Lake City, UT, we will set up a consultation with you to plan the perfect treatment that will restore function and beauty to your smile. One of those treatment plans is what’s known as a full-mouth reconstruction, which is a series of restorative, or even cosmetic, dental procedures that get you back on track to better health and a more confident smile.
Solving A Series Of Dental Problems Requires A Plan
You have probably had some type of restorative dental procedure at least once in your lifetime. Maybe it was a filling to treat a cavity or possibly a root canal. Both are common restorative treatments that help keep your mouth healthy and properly functioning.
But imagine several cavities or maybe even many cracked, chipped, broken, or missing teeth. It can be extremely overwhelming! That’s why you need a plan in place. A full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive effort to treat and fix all your dental problems.
The first and most important step is calling our office for a consultation. Dr. Gleave is a highly trained professional with the experience needed to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile you can feel good about. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather, a team effort where you and Dr. Gleave discuss your goals and design an individualized plan to meet those goals.
Types Of Full-Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
Common to all full-mouth reconstructions in our Salt Lake dental office is the initial consultation. That’s really the only part that patients share. In order to come up with the best plan for you, Dr. Gleave needs to thoroughly exam your current oral health and the shape your teeth are in. Naturally, this means everyone’s reconstruction process will vary according to their needs. But here are some of the more commonly used procedures.
Dental Crowns & Fillings
It doesn’t take much to steal your confidence when it comes to problems with your teeth. If your teeth are cracked, stained, or chipped, you feel embarrassed because people might judge you or assume you don’t take care of yourself.
But these sort of problems have to be addressed because the truth is, they can actually get worse if you don’t. Eventually, these unsightly issues become more serious issues in terms of functionality and health.
The good news is that dental crowns and fillings are restorative options designed to keep that from happening. Fillings and crowns cover damage, but they also protect your teeth from further damage.
You might not even be aware of how important a full set of healthy teeth are until you lose a tooth. Not only does an empty space in your smile feel embarrassing, but one or several empty spaces compromise your oral and overall health. You need all your teeth in order to maintain bone structure and support.
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution in tooth replacement, and Dr. Gleave is an expert you can trust to restore the look and function of your once incomplete smile.
It may surprise you that we’d consider veneers a part of a full-mouth reconstruction process, but the fact is, they serve both a cosmetic and restorative function. Maybe some of your teeth have only minor imperfections such as problems with their shape or color, veneers offer a durable, natural-looking, and attractive solution.
Depending on your needs and the complexity of your situation, veneers can also be a relatively quick solution, too. Again, Dr. Gleave has the knowledge and experience to help you decide which of your teeth might benefit from veneers, and the type of veneers that would serve you best, whether porcelain, composite, prepless, or lumineers.
Restore your smile and your confidence with a full-mouth reconstruction from our trusted Salt Lake dentist, Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD.