Full Mouth Reconstruction and Cosmetic Dentistry
Full mouth construction describes the challenging task of performing multiple restorative and cosmetic procedures on your jaw and teeth at the same time. Full mouth reconstruction requires a dentist whose skills include restorative dentistry, dental surgery, cosmetic surgery and orthodontic treatment. Fortunately Carlisle, PA has such a dentist in Dr. Killian.
Reasons for Full Mouth Reconstruction
You may need full mouth restoration if you experience facial injury or trauma. Trauma can cause multiple tooth loss, and those teeth that remain may be fractured, broken or otherwise injured. Long-term tooth decay and gum disease may also require full mouth reconstruction.
Teeth may also need extensive restoration and cosmetic dentistry treatment after long exposure to acid. Acid exposure from food, drink or acid reflux wears down teeth and erodes tooth enamel. Conditions associated with regular vomiting, such as the eating disorder bulimia, also damage tooth enamel throughout the mouth.
In addition, full mouth reconstruction treats long-term consequences of tooth grinding, which wears down and damages teeth. How your upper and lower teeth meet when you bite can damage teeth and cause headaches, jaw and muscle pain. Fixing tooth alignment and damage caused by long-term bite misalignment may also call for full mouth restoration.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment
Before restorative and cosmetic dentistry begins, Dr. Killian thoroughly examines your teeth, gums and jaw. As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Killian's staff takes dental X-rays. You'll have impressions made of your teeth and a model made of your bite.
After dental examinations, Dr. Killian draws up a treatment plan for you that includes restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Be aware that full mouth reconstruction can take over a year to complete. During that time you may require orthodontic treatments to move your jaw and teeth into proper alignment. Your gums may require scaling and planing to treat periodontal disease, and any gum problems, such as abscesses, will need to be addressed.
Additionally, you may require jaw surgery to install dental implants, which support replacement teeth and partial dentures. Some people require bone and tissue grafts to strengthen the jaws before treatment. Restorative dental work, such as bridges, crowns and fillings, will also be necessary.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Cosmetic dentistry plays a large role in full mouth reconstruction as Dr. Killian strives to restore tooth appearance as well as function. Dr. Killian's skills as a cosmetic dentist allow him to marry these two goals into a single treatment plan.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as composite fillings, teeth whitening and dental veneers, can all restore your smile during full mouth reconstruction. While usually considered an optional treatment, cosmetic dentistry is often vital for successful full mouth reconstruction, especially in cases where trauma damaged teeth.
Dr. Killian, Your Carlisle Cosmetic Dentist
Full mouth reconstruction is one of the most intensive forms of dentistry, often requiring a team of professionals for successful treatment. Dr. Killian's expertise as a restorative dentist and cosmetic dentist allows him to oversee your treatment from start to finish in his Carlisle, PA office, without the time-consuming appointments needed to see other specialists.
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