Savannah Reconstructive Dentistry — Full Mouth Reconstruction and More
Your smile can be affected by many factors that will impact its health, beauty, and function. Tooth decay, gum disease, injury, oral cancer, and age can all lead to a smile that is not as attractive and functional as you desire. At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that can make your smile as attractive as it was during your youth–or even more so!
To learn how a full mouth reconstruction can help you, please call (912) 234-8282 or email Beyond Exceptional Dentistry today to schedule an appointment at our Savannah, Georgia office.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is similar to a smile makeover but includes attention to the functional and health aspects of treatment in addition to aesthetic aspects.
Each full mouth reconstruction is customized for a patient’s needs. It may include one or more of the following treatments.
Filling Restoration and Upgrades
When you have tooth decay, your Savannah dentist will remove it and then replace the missing tooth structure with dental fillings. In the past, metal (amalgam) fillings were the norm. Not only did these look unsightly, but they raised concern about their mercury content. Additionally, metal fillings were prone to cracking teeth and causing sensitivity. Today, we use white plastic and porcelain fillings at our dental office. These new fillings blend in with your natural teeth so that they don’t look out of place. Additionally, they’re stronger and harden faster than amalgam, and don’t cause sensitivity or cracking like amalgam fillings. Part of your full mouth reconstruction may include placing dental fillings or upgrading old amalgam fillings with white fillings.
In some cases, dental fillings won’t provide your teeth with enough strength. If there is significant tooth decay, severe damage, wear, or a root canal is required, a dental crown will be the best option for restoring your tooth back to complete strength and function. The dental crown is a cap that’s placed over your natural tooth. Dental crowns are long-lasting and highly durable. When you get a dental crown, you won’t have to worry about any further damage occurring to your underlying tooth structure.
We also use dental crowns to support a dental bridge or to replace single missing teeth with dental implants. If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, a dental crown might be included in your full mouth reconstruction.
When a cavity goes untreated, it can eventually infect the pulp of the tooth. At this point, you will require a root canal to remove the infection. If the infection grows too much or a root canal doesn’t happen in time, it can require you to need an extraction. At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we try to preserve as many natural teeth as possible. If you require a root canal to save a tooth, we will include it in your full mouth reconstruction.
A tooth can’t always be saved. Untreated gum disease and physical trauma can both lead to tooth loss. The good news is that if you have a tooth or several teeth extracted, we can replace it with dental implants. Dental implants are titanium screws surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They act as tooth roots and support and secure replacement teeth like dental crowns, bridges, or dentures in place. Dental implants preserve the jaw bone and provide the most natural-feeling replacement option on the market.
It’s never too late to straighten crooked, gapped, crowded, or misaligned teeth. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to help straighten your teeth as part of your full mouth reconstruction. Straight teeth come with a number of benefits aside from a better-looking appearance. Orthodontics can also enhance your oral health and prevent TMJ disorders. If you’re unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, we can include Invisalign or Six Month Smiles as part of your treatment.
In some cases, dental crowns aren’t necessary to correct aesthetic issues. Instead, we might recommend porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can cover cracks, chips, and stains and also reshape and resize the appearance of your teeth.
After we finish bringing your entire smile to health and functionality, we can brighten your smile and get rid of years of stains with professional teeth whitening.
For some cases of severe TMJ, a full mouth reconstruction is recommended to achieve optimal, long-term proper alignment of the jaw. Tekscan is a technology that helps us ensure your bite is properly set up. This digital pressure meter measures the force on every tooth and restoration so we can ensure your bite forces are properly balanced for long-term health and stability.
Am I a Good Candidate For Reconstructive Dentistry?
Full mouth reconstruction in Savannah is a great procedure for lots of different patients. If you experience any of the following problems, we can help enhance your smile and oral health with a full mouth reconstruction.
- Crooked, gapped, crowded, or misaligned teeth
- Cracked, broken, worn, or chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gummy smile
- Missing teeth
- TMJ symptoms
- Unnatural looking smile
Book A Consultation with a Savannah Reconstructive Dentist
Full mouth reconstruction begins with a thorough examination by our Savannah dentists. We will then listen to your aesthetic and functional goals. Finally, we will make recommendations about which cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures can best help you achieve your goals.
Although it may include many procedures, a full mouth reconstruction may be completed in just 2 or 3 visits. Many people want a full mouth reconstruction, but find they are held back by dental anxiety. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help you overcome your anxiety to get the dental treatment you need and desire.
Want to learn what type of results we can achieve without an appointment? Just send us a digital image of your smile and we’ll send back a digital estimate of the results we may be able to achieve for you.
If you’d rather talk in person about your treatments, please contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry today for an appointment at our Savannah, Georgia office.