Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Restore Your Smile's Health and Appearance
Patients who are struggling with multiple dental complications or conditions may benefit from a full mouth reconstruction at our Tulsa, OK, office. Dr. Conrad C. Casler, Jr. develops this specialized treatment plan to address problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and missing teeth with a comprehensive approach. Usually performed in phases, full mouth reconstruction is completely customized to meet your individual needs, and can consist of both restorative and cosmetic procedures to give you a healthy and beautiful smile again.
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Casler may recommend this approach for patients who experience discomfort or have other complications from failing oral health, facial trauma, or dental work that was poorly done. The goal of a full mouth reconstruction is to restore health and function to your smile while utilizing natural-looking restorations to maintain aesthetics. Dr. Casler is an exceptionally skilled and experienced dentist who will work one-on-one with you for the best results.
Full mouth reconstruction is completely customized to meet your individual needs, and can consist of both restorative and cosmetic procedures to give you a healthy and beautiful smile again.
Components of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Because full mouth reconstruction is designed to address several dental issues, it usually takes place in stages. Depending on your treatments, you may also need some time to heal in between procedures. However, you can rest assured that when your treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy fully restored, comfortable dental function and a smile that looks great. Typically, treatment involves some combination of the following.
Using composite resin, Dr. Casler can repair minor to moderate tooth decay without affecting the aesthetics of your smile. As opposed to metal fillings, the composite material will closely match your surrounding tooth and blend right in. Tooth-colored fillings are also more resistant to changes in temperature than metal fillings, so they provide better structural integrity of the tooth and fewer problems with sensitivity.
When a filling proves inadequate to repair more severe decay or structural damage, a dental crown may be the best option. Dr. Casler can create dental crowns from a variety of materials, but porcelain is most popular. The material is strong and durable, and he can match the porcelain to the shade of your surrounding teeth for a beautiful and seamless look.
When at least one tooth is missing, Dr. Casler can restore the tooth or teeth with a dental bridge. As with dental crowns, we can craft dental bridges from a variety of materials. Porcelain is more popular, however, especially for teeth near the front of the mouth. Traditional dental bridges are secured with dental crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap. If you opt for dental implants to support your bridge, though, they will preserve the structure of your healthy teeth as well as maintain healthy jaw bone in the area.
Dental implants are the most highly recommended restoration option for missing or badly damaged teeth. They are surgically embedded into the jaw to replace the missing tooth roots and provide superior support when fitted with a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Unlike other restorative options, dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution, preserving your oral health and appearance for years to come.
If necessary, we can include one or more cosmetic procedures in your plan to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Procedures like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can add the finishing touch and have a dramatic impact on your smile and your confidence.
Schedule a Consultation for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Many of our patients find that full mouth reconstruction gives them a new lease on life, especially if they have been experiencing extensive dental problems for some time. Contact our dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Casler today.
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