Full mouth reconstruction procedures can improve the total health and appearance of the smile! Patients who have missing teeth, decayed teeth, or are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles may be good candidates for full mouth reconstruction. At Dr. Kyle Walkington’sFrisco cosmetic dentistry practice, patients will find the leading treatments for full mouth reconstruction. Here is an overview of some of the most popular full mouth reconstruction treatments Dr. Walkington has to offer.
Popular Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
Full mouth reconstruction refers to a number of treatments designed to correct a variety of dental problems. Common problems treated with full mouth reconstruction include decayed or damaged teeth, missing teeth, and gum disease. A full mouth reconstruction may only require one type of procedure or involve combination of treatments. Popular full mouth reconstruction treatments include:
- Inlays and Onlays: Inlays and onlays are tooth-colored restorations that can be used to replace old metal fillings or treat new cavities. Inlay and onlays are specifically designed to repair tooth decay on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are used to correct the many dental flaws, including tooth shape, size, shade, and gaps between teeth. Veneers can also be used repair minor chips and cracks.
- Porcelain Crowns: Porcelain crowns are used to restore the strength and appearance of teeth damaged by decay, cracks, or weakened walls. Teeth at risk of breakage or teeth that are already broken may be preserved with a dental crown.
- Root Planing and Scaling: Root planing and scaling is a deep cleaning treatment performed to eliminate gum disease. Healthy gums are vital to oral health and to ensuring any full mouth reconstruction procedure is successful.
- Dental Implants: For patients in Frisco, dental implants are a popular treatment for permanently replacing missing teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium, screw-like post within the jaw bone. Once the bone heals around the implant, a permanent bond is formed and a dental restoration (either a dental crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture) can be placed. Dental implants can be used to replace individual teeth with a porcelain crown attachment or can be used to anchor dental bridges or implant-supported dentures for replacing multiple teeth.
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are a great option to replace multiple teeth. Bridges can be attached to the natural teeth or can be used with dental implants.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures eliminate the need for gooey denture adhesives by anchoring the dentures to the jaws using three to five dental implants. The implant-supported denture attaches either with a bar or studs, allowing for secure placement while patients eat and speak.
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Because there are many treatments available for a full mouth reconstruction, many patients are candidates for some form of treatment. Candidates generally suffer from major dental issues like missing teeth, damaged teeth, dental pain, or gum disease. For an individual treatment plan, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Walkington at his Frisco practice.