Full Mouth Reconstruction Case Results
By docandy15 on March 02, 2012
If you suffer from poor dental health, it will affect the function and appearance of your smile. At Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we offer various restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to patients in need of extensive dental work. When you schedule an appointment at our practice, Chattanooga cosmetic dentist Andrew Lunn will examine your teeth and gums, and then formulate a custom treatment plan that is designed to address your unique dental needs. With full mouth reconstruction, we can improve your oral health and enhance the beauty of your smile.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Results
When this patient came into our office for treatment, the front upper teeth were severely discolored and quite worn; these teeth were also short, and we determined that lengthening the teeth would create a more balanced appearance. Dr. Lunn's treatment plan included the placement of six porcelain veneers.
The six porcelain veneers mask stains and subtly increase the size of the treated teeth. Veneers are tooth-colored sheaths of porcelain that are custom fabricated to fit over a patient's existing tooth; here, the veneers hide imperfections and lengthen the teeth. In this case, our Chattanooga porcelain veneers patient was thrilled with the results of treatment.
Other full mouth reconstruction procedures include:
Dental Fillings: If you have a cavity, we will clean out all signs of infection, and then restore the tooth with a silver amalgam or tooth-colored composite dental filling.
Dental Crowns: If your tooth has decayed to a point that a filling will not offer the structural support that is required to withstand the force of daily chewing and grinding, a dental crown is recommended.
Dental Bridges: Dental bridges consist of one or two artificial teeth that must be attached to a dental crown or implant on either side. The bridge is used to fill the gap that is left between missing teeth.
Dental Implants: Dental implants involve the use of a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone. After surrounding jawbone and tissue has grown around the post, anchoring it in place during a period known as osseointegration, the post acts as the root of the tooth. Once the osseointegration process is complete, the replacement tooth, also known as the tooth crown, can be attached to the titanium post.
Root Canal: If tooth decay is not treated in its earliest stages, the infection will spread to the pulp, the nerve that lies in the center of the teeth. A root canal can be performed to remove bacteria and decayed nerve tissue.
Gingivitis Treatment: Characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily, gingivitis can be treated with a professional cleaning, proper brushing and flossing, and antiseptic mouthwash.
Periodontal Care: If gingivitis is not treated, it progresses to gum disease. Gum disease can be treated with planing and scaling (a cleaning below the gum line), use of antibiotics, and gum surgery. Patients with gum disease may also require restorative treatments such as dental crowns, bridges, or implants.
To schedule an appointment at Chattanooga Family Dentistry, contact our practice today.
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