If you have just one cavity at a dental visit, it's very easy to treat that problem. The thing is, dental problems don't always come one at a time. There are many patients out there who suffer from multiple dental problems that require advanced treatment to address. That's when a Memphis cosmetic dentist can use a full mouth reconstruction to help improve overall dental health.
A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of multiple dental care treatments that will address tooth decay, tooth damage, gum disease, and many other oral health problems. By combining these treatments, dental health professionals can help a patient achieve great dental health.
Below are just some of the most popular full mouth reconstruction procedures that dentists can use.
One of the most common general dental care treatments, dental fillings are ideal for addressing cavities and minor amounts of tooth decay. Most dentists tend to use white fillings these days rather than the metal fillings of the past.
Inlays and onlays are a good option for tooth decay and tooth damage that is too large to be treated by a standard dental filling. These inlays and onlays are very similar to dental fillings, though they are larger and sturdier.
When inlays and onlays are not ideal for major tooth damage, that's when dental crowns are used at our Memphis cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice. The dental crown will cap a decayed or damaged tooth and protect it from further damage.
When a tooth is severely infected and cannot be saved through dental restorations, the only option to prevent further problems is extraction. Once the tooth is removed, there are different options to consider for replacement.
A dental bridge is an appliance ideal for someone missing a tooth or a few teeth. The dental bridge will fill the gaps left by missing teeth and will brace around your remaining teeth for support and stability.
When a patient is missing too many teeth for a dental bridge, then the use of dentures will be more ideal. Dentures are held in place by bracing around a patient's jawbone and gum tissue.
One great way to hold dental bridges and dentures in place is the use of implant dentistry. Memphis dental implants are artificial tooth roots that will anchor dental appliances securely while also preventing bone loss and gum recession.
Gum disease can turn an otherwise healthy smile into a problematic one. There are many different treatment options that your dentist can use to bring the gum infections under control and then address the other problems that the gum disease has caused.
A TMJ disorder is best known for the locking, popping, and crunching of the jaw joint. This can be the result of tooth grinding, stress, or even arthritis. We will identify the root cause of the TMJ disorder and then create the best possible treatment for the issue.
As you can see, there are many ways that a full mouth reconstruction can help you. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and your many other dental care options, be sure to contact our Memphis cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.
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