Having a smile that looks great is a good thing, obviously, but it’s much more important to us that patients have smiles that are healthy. Healthy smiles are good-looking smiles in the end, of course, but we like to emphasize health since that helps ensure the beauty of smiles in the long run. It’s for this reason that so many patients come to our Livingston cosmetic dentistry center in search of our help. For patients with complex dental problems, we often use full mouth reconstructions.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is essentially smile makeover with an emphasis on proper function of the structures of the mouth. This means ensuring that the teeth, the gums, and the jaw are all health and properly functioning. There are many differing procedures that may be used in a full mouth reconstruction, and we’d like to take a brief look at several of them right now.
One of the most popular treatments out there right now is porcelain veneers. These ultra-thin ceramic wafers can hide major tooth stains, conceal chips and cracks, and can eve help even out a crooked smile.
When you have dental stains or tooth discoloration, don’t go to the store--get professional teeth whitening instead. With just a single whitening procedure, we can make your smile brighter by as many as 10 shades.
Major tooth decay, chipping, cracking, and injury is best addressed through the use of dental crowns. Dental crowns are caps that are placed atop a tooth that is severely compromised, protecting it for further harm.
When you’re missing a tooth or a few teeth, dental bridges are a get option to consider. Dental bridges will fill the gap between teeth and provide greater bite strength and stability so you can chew normally.
Dental Implants (Implant Dentistry)
For exceptional hold of dental bridges, dentures, and individual replacement teeth, the best option is Livingston dental implants. These implants are surgically placed artificial tooth roots. When in place, they are sturdy, secure, and incredibly effective.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
A TMJ disorder can lead to jaw pain, clicking, popping, headaches, and other irritations and discomforts. You need to undergo a TMJ disorder treatment in order to address these problems and ensure lasting dental health and wellness.
Root Canal Therapy
Trauma to a tooth can eventually lead to injury of the internal dental pulp. This can be painful and even pose serious risk to general health. In such cases, root canal therapy is the best route to go to alleviate pain and save the tooth.
Custom Treatment Just for You
The above procedures and other treatments may be used to perform your full mouth reconstruction. We say “may” because every treatment will be customized to you and your needs. When you visit our Livingston cosmetic and restorative dental practice, we will be sure to take your situation into account and develop the best possible strategy to meet your goals.
Schedule a Full Mouth Reconstruction Consultation
To learn more about your options for a full mouth reconstruction, contact our Livingston cosmetic dentistry center serving Short Hills, Millburn, West Orange, and other neighboring communities. We look forward to your visit.