Reconstruction of the whole mouth may enhance the health, appearance, and function of your gums, teeth, and jawbone for better chewing and speaking, as well as create a more attractive smile. Full-mouth restoration at Radiant Dental Care may involve (but isn't limited to) inlays, onlays, bridges, crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and dentures. As an experienced dentist, Dr. William Shattuck offers full-mouth restoration at his dental practice in Haslet, TX that may help improve both your oral health and the overall look of your smile. He will listen to your concerns and goals prior to creating your personal full-mouth restoration treatment program.
You may require full-mouth reconstruction if you've lost some teeth or have many teeth with large fillings that need replacement. You might also have teeth with widespread decay or that are cracked, broken, or badly worn down because of bruxism (persistent teeth grinding). You may have dental ailments or even a hereditary disorder like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth that never develop), amelogenesis imperfecta (abnormally small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth), which require extensive treatment. You might choose to replace older crowns or just want to enhance your mouth for better comfort or health. In more complex cases, your degraded gums and teeth might have caused a visible facial deformity, like sunken cheeks. Full-mouth reconstruction may revive the whole face once the ideal number of teeth are in place.
What To Expect
Following a complete examination of your gums, teeth, and jaw, Dr. Shattuck might suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your personalized treatment program will be generated depending on the condition of your own teeth, gums, TMJ (temporomandibular joints), facial muscles, and dental bite. Dr. Shattuck will discuss your therapy and sedation alternatives, as well as his own recommendations, at your appointment to make sure your treatment strategy fits your wants and goals. As soon as your treatment program is made, he will discuss exactly what to expect in your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your procedures.
A full-mouth reconstruction will require a few visits to Radiant Dental Care. Typically, Dr. Shattuck will first take impressions of your upper and lower jaws to use in creating your new bite with temporary materials. After he places the temporary new elements of your bite in your mouth, you will have them for about six months, visiting Dr. Shattuck every two months for minor adjustments. At that point, he will begin strategically replacing the temporary elements with long-lasting, bonded, porcelain restorations until your bite is completely restored. Dr. Shattuck will schedule your treatments with breaks in between to let you recover until the next step is started.
After every treatment in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment program, Dr. Shattuck will describe what to expect and how to look after your mouth. He can write a prescription for antibiotics or pain medicine, which might need to be filled prior to your treatment. You will feel some swelling or discomfort following certain processes, such as implant placement, that will make it hard to eat, so a soft or liquid food diet could be most suitable for you. After your full-mouth reconstruction is finished, you must maintain your oral health with good flossing and brushing in your home. Yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings at Radiant Dental Care will also be helpful. Throughout your examinations, Dr. Shattuck can track the health of your restorations and natural gums, teeth, and jaw.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Shattuck can create your personal treatment strategy according to your objectives, needs, and budget. He will offer you various choices to ensure that your full-mouth reconstruction is easy to afford. Radiant Dental Care takes multiple payment types and offers many payment plans. If you've got dental insurance, we will contact your supplier to validate your coverage and calculate your personal costs.
If you're looking for a solution to your complicated dental problems, a full-mouth reconstruction might be a great option for you. Schedule an appointment at Radiant Dental Care in Haslet, TX, and Dr. Shattuck will make your distinctive treatment plan to meet your wants and goals. He can help improve your mouth so that you can have a gorgeous, healthy smile.