Having a beautiful smile comes with many benefits. It improves your first impression, confidence, and it can even make you a happier person. Typically, when you smile, your body releases endorphins, enhancing your moods and making you happier. Unfortunately, not everyone has the smile they want, and that’s where mouth restoration comes in. In this blog, we will discuss full-mouth restoration in detail to help you make an informed decision. You can count on us if you’re looking for a cosmetic or emergency dentist near you.
A full mouth restoration is a process that involves the use of several general and cosmetic dental procedures to help a person achieve their desired smiles. The procedures also improve the functionality of their teeth and oral health in general.
Typically, any restorative or cosmetic procedure can be used. However, the right procedures for you will depend on your specific situation and the type of smile you desire to achieve. Some of the procedures the dentist may have to use are:
If you are not contented with your smile because of wide gaps between them or misalignment, orthodontic treatment might be the best way to deal with the problem. Orthodontic treatment usually involves the use of braces or aligners to push the teeth into the desired alignment and correct gaps.
The procedure is most common among children, but even adults can enjoy its benefits, thanks to the introduction of clear aligners. The clear aligners are removable and nearly invisible, making them ideal for adults who want to fix their smiles discreetly. Typically, the orthodontic treatment takes between six and 18 months, depending on the extent of your problem.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best replacement option. A dental implant looks pretty much like a natural tooth, and it also functions like one. What’s more, dental implants do not depend on the surrounding teeth to succeed. Instead, they are independent and don’t weaken the surrounding teeth.
Dental veneers are often used as an alternative for teeth whitening. They are made to resemble your natural teeth and made of a material that doesn’t stain easily. They are also long-lasting, lasting for up to 12 years if you take proper care of them. Your dentist may suggest veneers if your teeth are severely discolored and don’t react to whitening chemicals.
Dental crowns are quite versatile. They can be used for various purposes, including strengthening weakened teeth, replacing severely decayed parts of a tooth, and enhancing your smile. Crowns are made of various materials, including resin, porcelain, gold, silver, and porcelain-fused-to-metal.
If you have a gummy smile such that your gums are hiding a large part of your teeth, you could benefit from a gum grafting procedure. A gum grafting procedure is conducted to give you a perfect gum line, improving the appearance of your smile.
Typically, a bone graft becomes necessary if you require a dental implant, but you don’t have enough bone.
If your jaw problem is so extreme that it cannot be corrected with braces, the dentist may recommend orthographic surgery to correct the problem.
Dental bridges are an alternative to dental implants. They look pretty much like your natural teeth, and they take less time to place than implants. The only downside is they depend on the surrounding teeth to succeed, and they may weaken your natural teeth in the long run.
You will not undergo all the procedures we’ve mentioned above. Instead, the dentist will create a plan with two or more of the above procedures to help you achieve an ideal smile.
Contact us today to inquire about full-mouth restoration, and we will help you with everything you need. Our services are relatively affordable, and you can count on us for all dental procedures.
Dr. Jackie Calcagno is our in-house pediatric dentist at North County Dental Group in Poway. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry after graduating from dental school. Because of her experience and training, Dr. Jackie has a special touch with children, and understands how best to cater to their specific needs.