Turning Your Smile Around
Often, aesthetics of the smile will be an issue for the patient. Or perhaps the patient will have an area of the mouth that doesn’t feel quite right. It may also be that function of a tooth or teeth is not as optimal as it should be. But on occasion, a patient suffers from all of the aforementioned issues. In these cases, teeth and gums have damage extreme enough to warrant a number of reconstructive dentistry procedures in order to restore optimal health, look, and function to the smile. This situation calls for what’s known as full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Jason L. Downey, D.D.S. and his team take pride in serving our patients at our conveniently based practice in Las Vegas. Full mouth reconstruction may or may not be for you, but regardless, we will recommend your ideal course of treatment. At Jason L. Downey, DDS Dentistry, your bright and healthy smile is our top priority.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
Las Vegas patients who are deemed ideal candidates for full mouth reconstruction will require a combination of reconstructive dentistry procedures. Below is a list of common full mouth reconstruction treatments:
Dental bridges:When a patient lacks up to three consecutive missing teeth, dental bridges are a great option. A bridge is one piece that is fabricated to look like one to three artificial teeth; the bridge is attached to crowns placed on the two teeth on either side of the missing teeth gap.
Dental crowns: This tooth-shaped cap can top off a dental implant, but more often is used to strengthen the integrity of an existing tooth damaged by decay or injury. OurLas Vegas cosmetic dentists will make sure the crown matches your smile characteristics perfectly to deliver a most natural look.
Dental fillings: We treat cavities using tooth-colored fillings in order to restore functionality and a natural look to patients’ smiles.
Dental implants: A dental implant may be used to replace a missing or severely damaged or decayed tooth. The procedure involves the drilling of a titanium post into the jawbone. Following the fusion and healing process, a custom made, natural-looking prosthetic tooth is secured over the post.
Inlays/Onlays: Typically created from porcelain or composite-resin for an undetectable look, inlays and onlays are often used to treat mild to moderately decayed teeth in the back of the mouth. In addition, inlays and onlays can replace unsightly silver amalgam fillings or faulty fillings.
Las Vegas root canal therapy: When decay or damage has infected the center of a tooth, root canal therapy is needed. The procedure involves the removal of nerves and blood vessels from the center of tooth, and the use of a filling material to seal the tooth and prevent further infection.
Certainly, each and every full mouth reconstruction is unique to the patient’s needs and goals. As a result, the comprehensive treatment plan will be designed by our dentist exclusively for you, making the consultation process crucial.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have any questions or concerns regarding full mouth reconstruction, please do not hesitate tocontact us. We would be happy to schedule your consultation with the highly qualified dentists at Jason L. Downey, DDS Dentistry, where a healthier smile can become a reality!