Improving your smile can do wonders for your confidence. So many people avoid smiling because they are embarrassed and don’t know about the available options.
Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his team believe in educating our patients on all the dental procedures that improve not just your smile but also your oral health. Dental reconstruction is a procedure available to our patients. Here are the basics of dental reconstruction:
What is Dental Reconstruction?
The goal of full mouth reconstruction is to correct the relationship between the jaws, muscles, gums, bones, and teeth while improving aesthetics and the function of the mouth.
Dental reconstruction is recommended when the damage to your teeth is so severe that a single restorative treatment will not correct it. In most cases, the severity of the conditions does not allow you to chew correctly and often requires more than a single dental treatment to improve your smile’s appearance.
Full mouth dental reconstruction involves rebuilding and replacing missing teeth and severely worn or broken teeth.
In some cases, full mouth reconstruction is referred to as a “smile makeover,” additionally restoring the natural tooth aesthetics by repairing the existing teeth.
With a dental crown or bonding, a tooth-shaped covering is placed over a portion of the tooth that resides above the gum line. Crowns restore teeth function, strength, and appearance, and feel natural.
A full dental reconstruction restores the entire arch and natural function to the mouth, helping your mouth look and feel better.
Dental reconstruction is a common procedure for patients who have extensive tooth decay, which affects the jawline by eating away at both the teeth and the gum tissues.
In severe cases, the soft tissue along the gums begins to wear away, causing tooth loss and other painful symptoms.
Palmetto Bay’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his staff of caring, concerned professionals, can give you the best results with dental reconstruction, whether you choose to get dental crowns, bridges, implants, or veneers. The All-On-4 procedure is what we highly recommend for those interested in implants for their dental reconstruction.
Dental Reconstruction With All-On-4®
When you have one or more teeth missing and require dental reconstruction, dental implants provide efficient and convenient treatment. Dental implants are small posts that hold teeth in place once they’ve been fused to the jawbone around them.
While a dental implant procedure can provide numerous advantages, it can be costly, especially when replacing multiple teeth. However, advancements in dental technology and treatment, like All-On-4, aids both patients and dentists by offering a cost-effective and simple solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.
Before All-On-4 dental implants, patients would need multiple implants placed in the jawbone to fix multiple missing or damaged teeth. This procedure required an extensive amount of grafting, accompanied by a lengthy recovery period.
After 4 to 6 months of healing (as well as being without teeth for this time) a patient would finally be able to receive their replacement teeth. With the All-On-4 procedure, there are only four implants needed to replace an entire mouthful of missing teeth.
All-On-4 eliminates the pain and soreness that commonly accompanies immediate dentures and the embarrassment of missing all of your teeth for a lengthy period.
Providing comfort and security for Palmetto Bay patients, Dr. de Cardenas uses All-On-4® to completely replace an upper or lower set of teeth, no matter the existing bone volume. Using only four titanium implants, a full upper and/or lower denture (containing 12 to 14 teeth) can be supported.
Taking great care, Dr. de Cardenas customizes these full-arch prosthetics to your individual specification. The new prosthetic teeth are your teeth, allowing you to eat, talk, and, most importantly, smile confidently in front of your family, friends, and new acquaintances.
Dental Reconstruction in Palmetto Bay | Dr. Andres de Cardenas
Dental reconstruction, whether you opt for All-On-4 or another form of reconstruction, can help you feel like yourself again and give you the confidence to eat and smile as much as you want.
Missing or broken teeth can keep you from smiling as much as you’d like and keep you from chewing properly.
There isn’t anything quite like having a full, vibrant smile to let the world know just how happy about life and living that you are. Several failing, or missing teeth, or even a denture that doesn’t feel right for you, however, can take away from your ability to express yourself fully.
Let us help you smile again! Request an appointment today through our website or give us a call!