You may think that full-mouth reconstruction sounds like a procedure from a science fiction film set decades or centuries in the future.
We want to assure you that this is something we can do today at our dentist office in San Antonio, TX. No matter how bad you may think your mouth has become, we probably have a way to help.
You see, full-mouth reconstruction isn’t a single thing. It’s a process of identifying problems and finding the service or services that will help you do two things. First, you should be able to eat nearly as well as someone who has a full set of healthy teeth. Second, you should feel comfortable flashing your natural-looking and complete smile.
If you are interested in learning more about our full-mouth reconstruction, please call (210) 819-5233 or fill out our online form. Request a consultation with one of our dentists at Advanced Dental Associates.
Today is the day to find out what we can do to help you smile again.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Is A Process
The first step in any restorative procedure is an examination of your mouth. It’s not just about your missing or damaged teeth. Gum disease and jaw health are equally important for determining what can and should be done.
If you do have a gum infection or your jawbone has deteriorated, it may be necessary to take care of those issues before we repair or replace your teeth.
But don’t let this stop you. Full-mouth reconstruction is more complicated than a dental cleaning, but the benefits are tremendous when everything is done.
Once we have examined your mouth, we can discuss your options with you. Together, we can develop a plan to take your mouth from where it is to where you want it to be — one step at a time.
Putting Your Plan Into Action
When you are ready to move forward with your full-mouth reconstruction, we will provide some of the more advanced care available in modern dentistry. Here are some of the services we may use to get you where you want to go:
As we noted above, sometimes you have to start by creating a healthy foundation. This may include soft tissue surgery to remove infected tissue or to replace tissue that has been lost.
Likewise, bone augmentation can rebuild bone tissue that may have deteriorated. This will create a stronger foundation for the next service that we would like to mention.
The first modern dental implants were placed in a patient in the 1960s, and those lasted for the rest of that patient’s life (more than 40 years). Dental implants replace the roots of teeth that have fallen out, have been knocked out, or have been removed.
A series of implants will secure the rest of your teeth replacements. They also provide a direct connection to your jawbone, which allows you put more power behind every bite you take.
We aren’t talking about the dentures you may remember your grandparents or parents wearing. These are newer, stronger, and more lifelike than ever before. They can give you confidence in your smile, and these dentures can last for decades.
What makes them special is when they are attached to your implants. Studies have shown that implant-supported dentures work practically as well as a healthy set of teeth.
For some patients, the All-on-4 procedure can help them enjoy the benefits of implant-supported dentures in less time.
With traditional implants, you may need months to heal before you get your dentures. With All-on-4, it’s possible to get four dental implants and a temporary set of dentures on the same day. As a result, you can start enjoying the benefits of implant-supported dentures much, much sooner.
This may seem confusing at first. If teeth can be saved, then we want to save them. But severely damaged teeth can sometimes become an obstacle to full-mouth reconstruction. Removing those problematic teeth can open up new possibilities for restoring more than just your smile.
Give Yourself A New Reason To Smile
We’ve helped countless patients from San Antonio and the surrounding area restore their smiles at our dentist office. No matter how you feel about the condition of your mouth, we want to help.
We know that a healthy set of “teeth” can do wonders for your quality of life, and we want all our patients to be able to enjoy as much as they can.