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Full Mouth Reconstruction in Ballwin MO
If you want to improve the health and appearance of your mouth, a full mouth reconstruction from Dr. Kevin F. Postol
can help you. This dental service involves a series of treatments, with the aim of restoring teeth that may have been badly damaged, neglected or are severely misaligned. Dr Postol and his team offer full mouth reconstruction as one of the services at our dental office.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is designed to restore a patient's teeth, including both the lower and upper jaw. The process can involve a number of different dental treatments, which will depend on the needs of each patient. The aim is to repair any damage and improve the health and function of the teeth, as well as the appearance. Both restorative and cosmetic treatments might be used to restore the patient's teeth. Although a full mouth reconstruction sounds similar to a smile makeover
, the latter is purely cosmetic, whereas a full mouth reconstruction includes restorative treatments.
You might be considering a full mouth reconstruction for a few reasons. Your teeth might have suffered from years of neglect or avoiding or not having access to professional dental care. You might have experienced a dental injury, or your teeth could be crowded or misaligned. Full mouth reconstruction is tailored to the individual needs of each patient to ensure they get the care that they require.
What Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Involve?
A full mouth reconstruction may involve a variety of treatments that help to restore the whole mouth. Which treatments are required and how long the entire course of treatment takes will depend on the individual, as everyone has unique needs. The first thing that we will do for you is to complete a consultation and examination to determine the damage or problems that need to be repaired.
Some of the treatments that might be included in a full mouth reconstruction include:
Dental crowns and bridges - Dental crowns help to strengthen teeth that have decay or have been damaged. They are fitted over the tooth to restore it and protect it so that you can keep your natural tooth. If you have one or more missing teeth, crowns can also be used on either side of the gap and used to hold a bridge in place. A bridge is used to replace the missing teeth and can be chosen as an alternative to a denture.
Fillings - Cavities and decay can be addressed with fillings, which we can offer in several different materials. Tooth-colored fillings are designed to blend in with your natural teeth and bond well with the existing tooth. They offer several advantages over other materials, such as metal amalgam or gold, but we can help you to choose a filling material that meets your needs.
Inlays and onlays - These are types of partial crown that can be used to repair cavities and restore teeth. They might be used when a standard filling isn't suitable for repairing a tooth. While similar, onlays are larger and cover one or more cusps of the tooth, while inlays fit within the cusps of a tooth.
Dental implants - If you are looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants provide the answer. They are an alternative to dentures and other treatment options for replacing missing teeth. The implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw, and an artificial tooth can then be placed on the post. You can have individual implants placed for each missing tooth or choose a system where multiple teeth can be placed on just a few titanium implants. Dental implants can be used to replace anything between a single tooth and all of your teeth.
At the beginning of the process, Dr. Postol and his team will collect all of the information that they need to create a treatment plan. This involves taking X-rays and creating images and impressions of your mouth, which are used to assess the health of your teeth. With the right information, we can make recommendations on which treatments are right for you.
The process of a full mouth reconstruction is something that Dr. Postol and his team work together with the patient to deliver. As the patient, you will have the chance to discuss your wishes and raise any concerns. It's essential that your full mouth reconstruction produces results that you are happy with. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that includes all of the procedures that will restore your teeth in a way that satisfies you.
Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction Right for Me?
Who is a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction? Firstly, you might be considering a full mouth reconstruction if you are missing teeth or most of your teeth are damaged or decayed. You might have lost one or more teeth due to injury or trauma, or as a result of decay. You could also have damaged or worn down teeth or problems caused by a misaligned bite. You might also have a congenital condition that affects your teeth and could be corrected through a full mouth restoration.
A consultation will help to determine whether a full mouth reconstruction is right for you and which procedures you might require. Dr Postol will discuss your needs and how a full mouth reconstruction might improve the health and appearance of your teeth.
Full mouth restoration will not only give you healthier teeth, but it can also change your life. By restoring your mouth, you can address issues that are causing you pain and correct problems that are affecting your eating, bite, and even talking. Full mouth restoration can also give you a confidence boost, restoring your mouth to full health and improving the appearance of your teeth too.
If you want to know more about full mouth reconstruction and whether it's right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr Postol today!
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