If you have a mouthful of dental problems, it is vital that you receive attention and have the procedures needed performed on them. At Greenhills Dental Care, we are ready to work with you and provide you with the quality care you need to ensure all your dental needs are addressed and that you have a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, some dental problems require that you have a full restorative procedure performed to ensure that your mouth works the way it needs to and looks the way you want it to. When you come into our Fremont, CA dental office, your mouth will be examined by Dr. Bien. She will take the time to look over all problems that may exist and then create a treatment plan that fits into your budget and addresses all the problems present in your mouth.
When you hear that you need to have a full mouth reconstructive procedure performed, you may be worried that it is a painful and extensive procedure. Many patients think this way, but it is not as bad as it sounds. In fact, almost all the procedures that fall under this category simply act as a routine filling in your tooth and you will experience no more symptoms or recovery time than that.
A full mouth restoration will focus on the gums, jaw, teeth, and your dental bite. It is like a cosmetic procedure, but with a full mouth restoration, Dr. Bien focuses on addressing multiple problems at once instead of just a single problem. For example, a cosmetic procedure may focus on placing a single crown on one of your teeth, where as a restorative procedure will focus on extracting your teeth and then surgical implants.
While most reconstructive procedures are done in succession of each other, there may be some time in between, especially as you need time to heal. If you would like to receive a FREE consultation for a full mouth reconstructive procedure, contact our Fremont dental office now.
Types of Procedures Available for Full Mouth Reconstruction
There are five main procedures that fall into the reconstructive category and the type of procedure you need will depend on your individual situation and what you want your smile to look like after the procedures. Let’s look now at what those five procedures are.
- Tooth Extractions
It is possible that you will need to have your teeth extracted. Often, patients who need to have their teeth extracted will have had a previous issue with them from trauma to decay to gum disease. If you think that you need to have your teeth extracted, you should call our Bayside office now.
- Gum Disease
Gum disease is a serious condition and it needs to be handled immediately. It is on the list of reconstructive procedures and you should receive treatment immediately if you are diagnosed with gum disease. When this disease is present, you may lose your teeth and lose bone that is present in your jaw. Depending on how far progressed the disease is, you may need aggressive treatment. You cannot have any other procedures performed until your gum disease is eradicated.
Typically, if you do have gum disease, you will need to be seen for dental care more often than the six-month schedule and you will receive antibiotics and root scaling and planing.
- Root Canals and Fillings
If you have severe tooth decay, you may need to have a root canal performed, especially if the decay is down to the pulp of the tooth or if the tooth is infected. Typically, a filling is used for smaller decay or cavities that have just formed.
- Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used in full mouth reconstruction, especially when there are teeth missing in your mouth or when you need to have a support placed over top of a tooth. Crowns are often relied on to provide additional protection to a tooth, whether a procedure has been performed on it.
Bridges are used to bridge a gap that occurs in the mouth due to missing teeth. The bridge is anchored on two nearby teeth and includes crowns on top of the bridge to complete your smile.
- Dental Implants
Another full mouth restorative procedure is dental implants. This option is used when you are missing one or all your teeth. Many patients do choose this option because it is convenient and they can restore the look of their smile. While this is a popular procedure, you cannot just choose to have it performed and get it done. There needs to be enough bone in your upper and lower jaw. There are some procedures to correct the problem should you be missing bone in your jaw.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jaw bone and they mimic the root of a tooth. Once the bone in the jaw fuses to the artificial root, you can have crowns placed on top.
How Long Will Treatment Be?
The length of the treatment you receive will depend on the exact procedures you need performed and how long it takes your body to heal. If you receive a procedure that takes six months to heal, you will be in downtime until it is healed. For example, dental implants can take this long to heal and if you need to have your teeth extracted prior to that, you may need additional time to heal.
When you come into our Fremont office, we will discuss your options with you and create a treatment plan that includes all treatments you need and the length of time predicted for each treatment.
Schedule an Appointment Today
We are committed to working closely with you to make sure you can receive a full mouth reconstruction at an affordable price. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you are well cared for and looked after, while you are in our Fremont office. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Greenhills Dental Care today.