Explaining Dental Reconstruction

Dental_Reconstruction When it’s been determined that a building needs to be renovated – whether it’s a small home or a large skyscraper – it’s common for the owners of the structure to call in a team of professionals to provide a carefully planned, well-thought-out “makeover” that leaves the building in better shape than it was before. If this overhaul was attempted any other way (a little fix of the plumbing this year, followed by bolstering the roof next year), it could lead to chaos.

In cosmetic dentistry, dental reconstruction (also known as full mouth reconstruction) is a term used when all or most of a patient’s teeth need a restoration or other corrective procedure. Working with your cosmetic dentistry team to map out a comprehensive treatment plan can have many benefits. Here are a few facts about dental reconstruction and how it can impact your appearance and your overall health.

Cosmetic dentistry advantages of dental reconstruction work

Dental reconstruction can address problems with decaying, worn or broken teeth. Since the reconstruction process is intended to be comprehensive, the list of included procedures is extensive, and may involve fillings, inlays/onlays, crowns, root canal treatments, veneers, orthodontic braces, bonding, whitening, even dental implants. Since periodontal (gum) health is a key part of oral health, procedures such as scaling and root planing also can be part of the reconstruction plan, as well.

Dental reconstruction is more than a cosmetic dentistry “smile makeover.” While full mouth reconstruction will definitely improve a patient’s appearance, one of the main reasons for undertaking such a process is the significant improvement in oral health that follows. After your dental reconstruction is complete, your teeth, jaw, and gums will function and feel better.

Dental reconstruction can improve your overall health, too. The health of your mouth is also interwoven with your body’s overall health. Reconstruction procedures that address tooth decay or gum disease also can lower your risk for systemic conditions such as coronary heart disease and diabetes.

“It can be daunting to contemplate a ‘major overhaul’ of our mouth, but a dental reconstruction can provide benefits to your health and your appearance over the long run,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentistry specialist with a practice in central Phoenix.

Comments

  1. Dave Anderson says:

    I did not know that dental reconstruction was able to help with decaying and broken teeth. I like that the main purpose of dental reconstruction is to improve the health of the patient. The most important thing for me is the health of my teeth and if a by product of helping my teeth be healthier is a better smile that is even better.

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