Full Mouth Reconstruction
Maple Creek Dental is one of the few practices offering full mouth reconstruction in Springville, UT. Full mouth reconstruction services entail the use of one or more cosmetic dental care procedures to restore or replace missing, damaged, or decayed teeth.
For a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Jackson approaches several problems at the same time, allowing patients to save time and money. This is especially helpful in cases where the damage is extensive, or there's trauma entailed.
For example, if a patient has a sports accident, they may have chipped teeth and teeth that have fallen out. Saving the teeth may require emergency dentistry, and in cases such as this, every second counts. With full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Jackson will address those issues in one session.
Decay and Infection
With patients with widespread decay, Dr. Jackson may perform a root canal and fill cavities in the same session. While dentists ask patients to visit the practice every six months, many patients only come in if there's a problem.
Even if there are no cavities, patients who practice poor dental hygiene might have yellowed teeth and large deposits of tartar. Tartar results when patients don't remove plaque from the teeth properly, and it hardens. The plaque hardens into a cement-like substance that a dentist must scrape off.
A full mouth restoration is a good option for these patients because it reduces the time spent in the dentist's chair.
Normal Wear And Tear
Even when patients do practice good dental hygiene, normal wear and tear take a toll on the teeth. Eating acidic foods, drinking wine and coffee, and grinding the teeth due to stress cause teeth to deteriorate.
Teeth whitening, crowns, and veneers are all examples of treatments that can restore the look and functionality of the teeth.
At Maple Creek Dental, patients receive top-quality dental care at an affordable price. Dr. Jackson evaluates each patient and discusses their options with them. There are many options for reconstruction treatment.
Dental implants take the place of real teeth or provide anchors for dental devices. They're useful tools to prevent the loss of bone density after an extraction and provide a cosmetic solution for missing teeth. Dr. Jackson may also use implants to anchor crowns, bridges, and dentures.
The patient first undergoes surgery so that Dr. Jackson can install the implant. The patient then goes home to heal and wait for the bone to knit around the screw. This takes place over several months.
When the screw is secure, the patient returns, and Dr. Jackson installs the dental device. This requires minor surgery to expose the screw but takes far less time to heal.
Dental crowns play an important role in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. The crown surrounds the natural tooth, providing protection and support and improving aesthetics. Dr. Jackson may use caps to repair cracks, chips, and breaks, or after a root canal.
To install a crown, Dr. Jackson first files down the surface of the tooth being repaired. This process allows the crown to fit in between the other teeth with ease. To finish off the procedure, Dr. Jackson bonds the crowns to the teeth.
This procedure is a cost-effective option when there are only a few teeth to reconstruct.
Teeth whitening and braces can only do so much. In cases where traditional cosmetic techniques prove ineffective, veneers provide an alternative.
The process is similar to that of crowns. However, with veneers, it's only the front of the teeth that are covered, not the whole tooth.
Dental bridges are ideal for replacing a series of missing teeth. If a patient takes a football to the face, for example, and loses three or four teeth, dental bridges might be a good solution.
Dr. Jackson anchors a bridge by crowns on the teeth on either side of the affected area or by implants.
Dentures provide a solution when many or all of the teeth are missing. Dentures may be secured to the remaining teeth in the mouth using crowns, or to the jaw using implants.
Calling a root canal a popular treatment might be a stretch for patients but not for dentists. A root canal can help to preserve the structure of the tooth when the pulp is infected.
Extraction is usually the only alternative, which isn’t ideal because it leaves gaps in the mouth. The bone in these gaps deteriorates over time, leading to other problems.
During a root canal, Dr. Jackson drills a hole into the affected tooth. He then extracts the infected pulp and cleans out the cavity. He fills the cavity with a rubber-like substance to strengthen it and seal it off. Finally, he caps the tooth with a crown to provide further protection and stability.
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How do I start my Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you or a loved one are in need of a full mouth reconstruction for any reason, do not hesitate to call Maple Creek Dental at 801-489-6811 and schedule an appointment today. Our staff will go over all concerns and questions that you may have before the appointment. Once you arrive for the appointment, we will make sure that you have a complete understanding of the procedure and what happens after. Call and begin a new life with a full set of healthy, natural-appearing and functional teeth.
Definition of Dental Terminology
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Crown Lengthening
- Crown lengthening is the process to expose more of the tooth by removing gum tissue in order to place a crown over the tooth.
- Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Dental Checkup
- A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
- Dental Prophylaxis
- A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Dental Surgery
- Dental surgery involves a large variety of procedures to help treat, remove, correct, add, change or repair teeth.
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Full mouth rehabilitation is a customized treatment that strives to optimize health and features of the entire mouth with multiple procedures.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
- Gum Contouring
- Gum contouring allows patients to change the position of the gum line in a patient’s teeth by raising or lowering the line.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
- Tooth Enamel
- Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.
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