Life can be rough on teeth, but cosmetic dental procedures can come to the rescue. Through accidents, injuries and poor oral health habits or because of genetics, your teeth may not look the way you want. Chips, breaks, gaps, missing teeth, discolored teeth and a number of other issues can hinder your smile and appearance.…
How a Full Mouth Reconstruction May Improve Your Overall Health
Curious about a full mouth reconstruction? Read on to learn more about this set of procedures. You might need full mouth reconstruction if most of your teeth have been damaged or missing. Issues like tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, and trauma to the face can lead to most of a person’s teeth becoming severely damaged to the point that they lose most of their function.
This creates issues like the person not being able to enjoy a wide range of foods or speak properly. The person also ends up with a smile that makes them feel self-conscious whenever they open their mouth.
Full mouth reconstruction often involves combining treatments to address the patient’s issues and restore the function of missing or damaged teeth.
How a full mouth reconstruction improves your health
Some of the benefits of replacing missing teeth or restoring damaged teeth during a full mouth reconstruction include:
Improves the patient’s oral and overall health
Damaged or misaligned teeth make it harder to keep the mouth clean. Severe damage to teeth also significantly increases the risk of an infection developing. People with misaligned teeth often have difficulty cleaning areas where teeth overlap, increasing their risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Gum disease is another common reason people need full mouth reconstruction as it is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Performing treatments that help manage gum disease protects the patient’s overall health since the condition has been linked to serious health issues like diabetes, pneumonia, and heart disease. People with gum disease are three times more likely to suffer a major cardiac event like a stroke.
Improves the patient’s dental structure
Addressing issues like poor dental alignment, missing teeth, and periodontal disease helps preserve the bone structure in a person’s mouth. It also helps to keep the person’s teeth properly aligned since the remaining teeth typically shift to close the gap created by any missing teeth.
Some of the treatments that might be used as a part of a patient’s full mouth reconstruction include:
- Dental implants: Implants replace lost tooth roots, and they help preserve bone tissues in the jaw. These oral prosthetics can be fitted with crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace the patient’s lost teeth
- Dentures: Dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. The cost of a full denture set can be lower than what it costs to replace a missing tooth with an implant. Dentures also provide the least invasive way to replace missing teeth. They are typically recommended when a person has lost most of their natural teeth. Partial dentures are recommended when the patient is only missing a few teeth
- Teeth straightening appliances: Appliances like braces and clear aligners can be used to fix dental alignment issues. These appliances typically work by slowly pushing teeth into an improved alignment
Restore your smile with a full mouth reconstruction
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